Category: California

Re-imagining Images

When I started getting more serious about my photography, I decided to invest in photo editing software. Initially, I used a free software product that was very limited. When it was no longer being supported, I started researching other options. At that point, interest… Continue Reading “Re-imagining Images”

Photo of the Day 4.13.20

Shifting gears a bit this evening and posting a photograph I took while visiting the Marin Headlands north of San Francisco in February.  There were a few flowers in bloom on the headlands as we hiked along part of the coastal trail as well… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.13.20”

Photo of the Day 4.2.20

Another photo from earlier in the month of March when we were camped in the Mojave Preserve.  I loved how the light was catching the thorns and pads on this Prickly Pear.  It was just glowing!  I understand that the preserve is also closed… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.2.20”

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Between late February and early March, we were mooch-docking at my son Luke’s house in Menlo Park, CA.  We took advantage of being near the California coast to do some exploring. During a conversation with a neighbor’s parents, the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve… Continue Reading “Point Lobos State Natural Reserve”

Photo of the Day 3.26.20

It was a cool, windy and cloudy day in the Arizona desert so I spent some time processing photographs.  I have a backlog of pictures to edit since beginning our winter journey throughout the Southwest and California.   And, today seemed like a perfect time… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 3.26.20”

The Things They Carried….

I know.  Sooner or later, it was bound to happen.  At some point, I was destined to use a book title for a blog post.  I just can’t help myself – I’m a librarian.  It won’t be the last time, I’m sure! 🙂 I… Continue Reading “The Things They Carried….”

Eastern Sierras Revisited

We’ve been in Texas almost a month now, and I thought it was time to catch up on showcasing more of our summer adventures. If you’ve read my previous posts, you have no doubt discovered that the Eastern Sierra region is, at this point… Continue Reading “Eastern Sierras Revisited”

Walking among the Ancient Sentinels

While visiting the Bodie State Historic Park in early August, Jim and I struck up a conversation with an employee of the park who was doing restoration work on one of the outbuilding roofs.  We got to talking with him about hikes and places… Continue Reading “Walking among the Ancient Sentinels”

Mono Lake: A Sanctuary for the Soul

What is it that draws me to Mono Lake?  I’m not entirely sure why this hauntingly beautiful lake attracts me – perhaps it’s the fragility of the ecosystem combined with its unique geologic and cultural history.  Whatever the reason, I have developed a real love… Continue Reading “Mono Lake: A Sanctuary for the Soul”

Yosemite: Outside the Valley Part I

When most people think of Yosemite, the popular photographs and landscape paintings of El Capitan and Half Dome come to mind.   Yosemite Valley is the main hub of the park and the place I had visited on two previous occasions until this summer.  While… Continue Reading “Yosemite: Outside the Valley Part I”