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Devil's Slide visit in June

June 2017 Photo Adventures

Ready for my June 2017 photo adventures and fun re-cap? We spent a lot of time in San Francisco this past June – which is always a good thing. Here are some of my favorite photos from special moments this past month. San Francisco and Our Sondors Electric Bikes We really enjoy taking our Sondors […] Read more…

Wordless Wednesday

Well, almost wordless. Here are a few pics of life around here this past week. Of course, they focus on my favorite things – Grandsons, Bubba and Food!! Read more…

Valley of the Gods

Staying in the Valley of the Gods

After our Petroglyph hike and our visit to Goosenecks, we had some time to relax at The Valley of the Gods B&B, so I took a moment to snap a few photos of the glorious afternoon. The lighting and the colors are just so intense and magnificent. Since our friends Kimberly and Eddied camped in the […] Read more…

Moki Dugway

the Moki Dugway

After leaving Natural Bridges State Park, we continued our journey to our B&B in The Valley of the Gods with the final leg of the journey being a ride down the Moki Dugway. The Moki Dugway is a 3 mile, nicely graded dirt road, with a lot of switchbacks, descending at about an 11% grade […] Read more…

randomness

Randomness 2015 – Series #1

Um, so you may have noticed there’s not a lot of posting going on here at the blog this year. I assure you though, there is more posting happening on other social media platforms and hope you will join me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+. I’m finding that finding the time to post has […] Read more…

Thanksgiving Blessings

Happy Thanksgiving!! I know I’ve been a bit MIA lately…off traveling actually and then, well, working…but I’m back and I have so much to share and to be thankful for. First of all, if you’re actually reading this post…well I’m SOOOO thankful for you. I am just filled with: YOU are why I blog…sharing is […] Read more…

Yosemite Fun Photos

Happy Friday everyone!! I just realized that I never posted some photos from our last trip to Yosemite – which was actually a few months ago. So, I thought for some Friday fun, I’d post some here: We brought Bubba with us on this last trip…and took a few little hikes on the valley floor […] Read more…

Mr & Mrs Llaneza

I had the great pleasure of taking photographs for my lovely friends Jeff & Leilani’s wedding on Maui August 5, 2014. No, I am not a wedding photographer, but she had faith in me and I just couldn’t resist – especially since I knew the day would be gorgeous…well, because as you can see, Jeff […] Read more…

Returning to Maui

Ahhh, Maui! We’re back…after visiting together 20 years ago! We came here the first summer I met Pops. Back then, he was still teaching so we mainly traveled in the summertime and that first summer I made my first ever trip to Hawaii – visiting Oahu and Maui with him. That first trip, 20 years ago, […] Read more…

Revisiting Myanmar

One of my favorite things to do, when I have the time (which is not often enough), is re-playing and re-editing photos I’ve taken in the past. This week, I decided to take a look again at some of the photos I took (and posted on Flickr) when we were in Myanmar. I then chose […] Read more…

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!! I hope everyone will be able to spend some time with loved ones today….family….friends…both. Pops and I don’t usually do anything big on Valentine’s Day – just being together exchanging cards (often homemade) is special enough for us – plus I’m kinda that person who doesn’t really “love” to go out […] Read more…

Thanksgiving in Yosemite

This Thanksgiving, Pops, myself and the whole crew went to Yosemite for a few days. Needless to say the views were amazing – I simply LOVE this park! The days were cool – with a nice chill in the air! The air was super clear – making for a great time to snap some photos! […] Read more…

Fall Visit to Lake Tahoe

Last week, Pops & I went up to Tahoe for a quick Fall visit. Pops had purchased one of those special 2 night hotel deals on TravelZoo for a nice little lakeview room on the South shore. The weather was chilly, but the sun was shining and the days were gorgeous. As you look down […] Read more…

HOME

Last week Pops and I took a mini trip down to Malibu and the Central Coast of CA (more on those stops later), so finding out today’s word for Susannah Conway’s August Break 2013 is “HOME” seems so appropriate. Returning home means we’re back with our little sweet potato – BUBBA! love this little stinker!   Read more…

PLAY (ball?)

Ready for day 11 of Susannah Conway’s August Break 2013! The prompt today is PLAY!! Something Bubba is always ready for!! I think everyone needs a Frenchie to play ball with!   Read more…

RED

Day 10 of Susannah Conway’s August Break 2013! focuses on such a happy color…RED! Summertime red can truly mean watermelon!!! YUM! I also found this “red” photo that I took while visiting a shop in Pescadero a few weeks ago. I really love the color red…maybe that’s why the cabinets in my kitchen are painted that color! […] Read more…

Taste

Day 9 of Susannah Conway’s August Break 2013 – word of the day – TASTE!   What could be yummier than the Summer cook-out tastes? My summer favorite…corn and black bean salad – with chopped peppers, tomatoes, red onions, a little olive oil and salt and pepper….yes, please!   Raw veggie plates – pretty much a […] Read more…

Diagonals

WOW today’s prompt from Susannah Conway’s August Break 2013 was a bit tough for me….Diagonal! hmmm…browsing through my pictures, this one above is what I came up with – a shot from Thailand, near the border into Myanmar – in the “Golden Triangle”. Kinda works, right? How about this one…notice the angle of the streets centerline: […] Read more…

Close-Up

Ready for Day 5 of Susannah Conway’s August Break? Today, our prompt is “Close-Up” and I just happen to have these photos of a little squirrel eating some snacks out on our back deck. He’s a hungry little guy – in need of a manicure!  He’s really enjoying that piece of tortilla…and, suprisingly, he’s not being bothered […] Read more…

Love

Here we are at Day 4 of Susannah Conway’s August Break 2013 and the word for the day is LOVE! AND who doesn’t know how much I LOVE this little French wonder boy?!?! I have so many goofy names for him it would be hard to fit them all in here…but the all-time favorite (and one […] Read more…

Yellow

You’ve probably guessed by now…Susannah Conway’s August Break day 3 prompt is Yellow is also my mother’s favorite color! AND a sure sign of summertime is the availability of fresh summer yellow corn! Happy Summer!       Read more…

Circles

Here we are with Day 2 of  Susannah Conway’s August Break 2013! Today’s theme “Circles” fits perfectly with these photos I recently took of Pops in his Scout Patch jacket. How cute is he in this jacket his mom made for him when he was a young scout? She sewed all the patches on herself! He […] Read more…

August Break

Sooooooo…I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve been a tad bit of a blog slacker lately. Trust me, this is not due to having nothing to say! It’s truly due to having no time to write!! Since it is Summertime, I guess this can be expected. (excuses, excuses, I know) To try to keep things hopping and […] Read more…

Happy Friday

Here’s to wishing everyone a very Happy Friday and a  joyous weekend. I’m sharing this “Friday” photo to join in on Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds. If you aren’t familiar with Kim Klassen and love taking photographs, then visiting her site will be an amazing treat for you!! Her vision is simply beautiful and her ability […] Read more…

Giveaway – Easy Canvas Prints

Well, hello there!! Yes, I know it’s been a little bit since I’ve posted – in case you didn’t know, I was off on a vacation to Alaska (more coming on the trip soon!) As a welcome back – and because I’ve missed all of you – I’d like to offer a giveaway from Easy […] Read more…

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