December 27, 2011

Christmas 2011

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Christmas 2011

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Christmas 2011

Finally our main purpose for exploring the California Coast from Santa Cruz to Big Sur. Pfeiffer State Beach for the sunset. We were not disappointed!!!!!!!!

Christmas 2011

As most of know the Monarch are not in huge numbers as they were several years ago. We did see a few.

Christmas 2011

How can we drive along the water without stopping so Anna can take a swim

Chbristmas 2011

Next stop, Pacific Grove where we stopped for some very friendly Anna Hummingbirds enjoying nectar from red cone like flowers along the paths.

Christmas 2011

Next stop: Pacific Grove where we met a very friendly Anna Hummingbird enjoying the nectar of coast flowers, I have no idea the name of this cool cone shaped flower.

Christmas 2011

Christmas Day began as a ho hum day. But thanks to my friend Meggi it ended on a very high note. We packed a lunch of cheese and crackers, got Anna into the car, and began our adventure down the coast. First stop, Moss Landing for an otter who was just napping, b

December 12, 2011

Lunar Eclipse

After hearing that my friends crawled out of bed at 3 am and drove to the Yosemite High Country, I sort of chuckled and decided to share my Lunar story.
Crawled out of bed at 5 am, threw clothes on over my PJ's, grabbed my gear and drove 2 miles down Summit Rd. and parked. Very dark and no lights from the valley to deal with.
A fantastic experience.

December 1, 2011

Jim's Quilt

Pieced together by Donna Erickson.

Sunset in the Sierra

Traveling to Portola to visit my friends Donna and Paul is always an adventure and pleasure. This trip was really special. Most of my friends know that husband Jim passed away this pass August after a long illness. So I collected all of his tee shirts that I had given him from my many travels and gave them to Donna who put them together on a quilt. I came to pick it up, upon seeing it the tears came! Thank you Donna!
To make the trip even more spectacular that day was the beautiful sunset.

October 13, 2011

And away we GLOW!

5 am in the morning!

"Up and Away"

"Up, up and away in my Beautiful Balloon" What a sight to view 150 hot air balloons taking off at the same time. Reno Air Balloon Races.

June 8, 2011


I just can't get over the array of colors in the landscape here in Palouse, Washington.

April 26, 2011


Greg------are you keeping an eye on this guy or is he keeping an eye on you?

April 11, 2011


Can't go to Cost Rica without chasing down the Red Eyed Green Tree Frog, also called the Gaudy Frog.

April 2, 2011

Costa Rica Experience

10 days traveling to 3 different sites to photograph Hummingbirds and other birds.

March 10, 2011

Napa Mustard Hunt

Spending a day in the Napa Valley is always an adventure when searching for the best fields of mustard, it takes us all day, what a shame to spend the day with friends in a beautiful area.

February 25, 2011

Tunnel View

When folks venture off to Yosemite the first view they flock to is Tunnel View. From there you can capture the entire valley in all it's splendor. Photographers gather in numbers waiting for that special shot, a sunset, clouds, rainbows on Bridalveil Fall or even mist coming from the valley.

January 31, 2011

January 25, 2011

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