Noah and I painting in vivid blues. January- March 2015.
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 Noah brings Luna water.
 Red buds in bloom. March 2015.
 Bryan, Noah and Luna, playing outside the house.
 Our apple trees in blossom. early April 2015.
 More apple blossoms, on an indecisive day of rain or shine.
 Beautiful clouds and fresh Lake County air. April 2015.
 See the heart?
 Excuse the incessant cloud pictures.
 The indecisive day eventually sided with rain- Noah on a rainwalk with Grandnelly. Greenhouse looms in the distance. April 2015.
 Easter project- eggs dyed in red cabbage. April 7, 2015.
 Cabbages boiled and strained.
 This vibrant purple dye creates periwinkle blue color.
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 A peace rose.
 My lovely Ganesh painting, gift of Kimberly & Joe.
 Easter brunch- April 7, 2015.
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 Noah gives Luna a goodbye hug.
 Packing for Australia.
 The neat sleeping situation on Air Fiji- in the wall basinet over our legs, Noah actually slept a great part of the way. April 2015.
 In the US, they'd just chop the top off that tree to clear for the wires.. in Leura, they trim an artful window.
 Noah, Claudie, Bryan and I walking through the hilly neighborhoods to downtown Leura.
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 Noah and Bryan on the edge of a cliff- we soon discovered the village of Leura to end in a sheer drop-off.
 Megalong Street- looking down from Grospapi's.
 Pies and  cider at the apple orchard.
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 Noah, Bryan and Sophia at the Leura Gardens, April 2015.
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 Mirror Pool at the historic Art Deco house in Leura.
 The three sisters in Katoomba.
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 Megalong Valley Tea Room, my favorite.
 Their famous apple cider.
 And of course tea, crumpets, Devonshire cream and fresh blackberry jelly.
 Cheers!
 A series of Noah and Grospapi.
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  Blackheath (40 mins from Leura) wall art.
 Up in the clouds- waiting for the bus in Katoomba.
 Grospapi and Penelope's gorgeous 1900's house and garden.
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 Grospapi and Claudi strolling the gardens- taking in the autumn colors. (remember- April is October down under!)
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 In Leura, they know how to make a latte!
 Grospapi's magnificent Japenese Tea House- that he designed and managed the building of.
 In our hotel lobby in Sydney- still April 2015.
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 Sydney at dusk- note the light-up Luna Park in the distance.
 Ferry ride to Manly Beach.
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 Our first half of the day in Sydney was graced by sunny warmth- perfect for our visit to Manly Beach, where Bryan got to surf.
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 Bryan and Sophia lounging on the beach.
 Starting to become stormy as we approach Luna Park..
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 We had to ride the ferris wheel.
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 Gathering gloom as we return to the Circular Quay.
 Sydney Opera House.
 Our surprise Fiji vacation on the trip back home.
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 Noah housekeeping at the resort in Fiji.
 At the airport.
 Back in California, we return to warm weather! April 30, 2015.
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 A Noah selfie.
 "Vintage" poppy.
 My birthday latte and early May bouquet. May 1, 2015.
 Noah's 2nd birthday Schokoküchen. May 3, 2015.
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 Our friend Rose enjoys a Maraschino cherry- brunch at Olde World Tavern. May 5, 2015.
 Noah and Grandpa. May 5, 2015.
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 Rose Bryan and Noah in the park.
 Mother's Day.
 Noah rides his trike at Ride Ataxia 2015 in Davis. May 31, 2015.
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 Our room at the Empire in Manhattan. August 2015.
 Rooftop club.
 View from the One World Trade Center NY. August 2015.
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 Sophia's new haircut by the wonderful Kathe!
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 Grandma Anne and Sophia, August 27, 2015.
 Here begin Sophia's Artsy Met photos...
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 Drinking the "Chuck Bass" in the Empire lobby.
 A series of Noah waking from a snooze.
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 Bryan and Sophia sat the Getty Museum in LA, September 2015.
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 `Umbrella tree structure at the beautiful Getty gardens.
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 Noah giving Sheba a hug, November 2015.
 Noah at the Capitol Rose Garden, November 2015.
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