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About carto

Retired software engineer who grew up in Montana, went to Montana State College in Bozeman, and moved to California to work at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Carto's Library is about books I've read and liked; Carto's Logbook is about photography, travel and adventure. Mt. Maurice Times is tall tales mostly biographical.

Twisted — An Arizona garden in California

The restored Cactus Garden at Stanford is in full bloom this year. The twisted plants thrive in the new warmer California climate. (Click on any image below to view in full screen.) The garden is open to visitors every day … Continue reading

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The Thinker Waits

One of my favorite places to visit and take photos is the Cantor Art Center, home of the Rodin collection. Lets walk around the museum: Cheers, Carto Check out other WordPress bloggers favorite places, here.

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Weathered — Church Bells in the Tower

Nothing weathers quite like bronze, and bronze church bells are no exception. This bell, exposed to the elements since installed in the 19th century, is lovely in it’s rich patina. But, if you want to see it you must climb … Continue reading

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Favorites 2017 — Transition to Winter

First, here is a photo of our flowering cherry as it transitions to winter dormancy. The second photo is the silhouette of a sparrow that is wintering in the brush at Windy Hill Preserve. Cheers and Happy Holidays, Carto Follow … Continue reading

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Transformation — Land’s End turns chilly

It’s always a pleasure to visit Land’s End where San Francisco meets the Pacific, but you never know what weather you will find. In these shots we see Summer turning to Fall when the haze and fog fill the air, … Continue reading

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Peek — Halloween in Palo Alto

Take a peek at this figure hiding behind a traffic cone. What’s going on? It’s all a part of Halloween in Palo Alto — four blocks were closed to traffic and most of the home owners prepared special effects (one … Continue reading

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Stanford at Night

I’m taking a short course in the History of Photography at the new McMurtry Building adjacent to the Cantor Center for the Arts. The class is held in a projection room that is just off the 3rd floor roof garden. … Continue reading

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