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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.

Wanderlust — Take the Bus

Is the bus getting ready to roll or, perhaps, is it there already. (click photo to enlarge; check out the guys on the roof.) Cheers, Carto This weeks photo challenge is “Wanderlust”. Follow this link to more blog posts, here.

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Dense — Spring, Yellows and Whites

After a wet winter, the back yard is dense with color: yellow rose, and flowering cherry are in full bloom while the oranges continue to ripen and our camellia opens new blooms daily. This is a great time to be … Continue reading

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Wishes — A Poem by Robert Frost

Today the winter oaks are dark against the sky, but in a few weeks, as they turn spring green, the woods will take a softer look. Here is a poem about dark trees and a boy’s thoughts about an uncertain future. One … Continue reading

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Path — Walking on Windy Hill

Out for a walk on the path to Windy Hill; it’s the start of winter, but the grass is green and I think of spring. Where am I going? I don’t quite know. What does it matter where people go? Down … Continue reading

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Look Up — Afternoon Sun in Memorial Church

It’s intermission, the sun is streaming into Stanford’s Memorial Church and the iPhones are out. Don’t forget to Look Up now and then. Cheers, Carto  

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Partners — Brexit 1776, Hamilton (the musical)

A slow recovery from pneumonia is more pleasant if you take a good book from your library and play some music — I’ve been listening to Hamilton (the original cast recording) and reading along in Hamilton—The Revolution. Two hours of glorious, … Continue reading

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Curve — American Buckaroo in Action

This buckaroo is all business. The loop of her lasso curves through the air, and that calf is sure to be branded (or marked) before returning to the herd. The scene is the Stewart’s 96 ranch in Paradise Valley, NV. Paradise Valley is … Continue reading

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