The season of beautiful sunrises is beginning. I so love this time of year.
Things have been extremely dry here in California this year, so I was excited on Monday to wake up to a wet city and the beautiful scent of fresh rain. Here’s my photo, an attempt to capture the droplets of water on one of the plants in my front yard.
The scent of the redwoods…. one of my favorite things. This is my happy place…
One of my favorite things from this holiday season? My daily hikes and walks with my son. These are from our New Year’s Day hike. Happy New Year!
Do to the events of 2020, we haven’t taken many trips this year, making our time in Yosemite last week feel extra special. Feeling thankful…
As with everyone else these days, I’ve been feeling stressed. The months of pandemic, the wildfire smoke here in California, adjusting to online teaching, political strife, healing from an injury that has kept me from hiking, combined with worries over the health of close family members… I’ve been feeling, well, stressed and overwhelmed. I’m puttingContinue reading “Unwinding…”
Walking and writing… this is our writing focus this week. We’ve been experiencing beautiful, warm fall weather, an ideal time to head outdoors for some writing. The assignment? The daily focus may vary, but every day, my son is to take a walk and then complete a 10-20 minute freewrite about the experience. What isContinue reading “Freewriting Fun: Take it Outside”
While drinking my morning tea, just a few minutes after I looked up the photography theme for today, my son ran in from the backyard and excitedly said, “look at these treasures I just found!” Perfect! The challenge? WordPress Photography 101: Treasure
More images of plants in my front yard… Sunlight: After the Rain Photography 101: The Natural World *** The challenge? WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Angles
For more photos from this trip to Devils Postpile National Monument, see Photography 101: Experimenting with Composition *** The challenge? WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular
It’s that time of year, when the ladybugs return to Redwood Regional Park in Oakland, California. I haven’t hiked out to see them yet this season, but I’ve heard from others that the clusters are back (I’ll head out next week to see for myself and take more photos). Until then, here are a twoContinue reading “Swarm: Ladybug Clusters”
To capture a fleeting moment….. but aren’t they all? The challenge? WordPress Photography 101: Moment
Reaching the intended destination of any hike is an achievement. The best reward? Gorgeous views all to ourselves. Interested in going? You’ll find info here…. Yosemite Hikes: Gaylor Lakes *** The challenge? Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement
The challenge? WordPress Photography 101: A Pop of Color
Playing with background color… A pop of red on this finch… The challenge? WordPress Photography 101: A Pop of Color
Just as I hit the publish button on my last post (Photography 101: Warmth), the sun burned through the clouds and lit up the plants in my front yard, giving me an opportunity to capture the sunlight on this overcast day. The challenge? WordPress Photography 101: Warmth
Playing with vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines… Our Front Yard Photos taken November 12th, 2014 The challenge? WordPress Photography 101: The Natural World
The challenge? WordPress Photography 101: Connect
Devil’s Postpile National Monument, California Photos taken October, 2014 *** The challenge? WordPress Photography 101, Weekend One: Experiment with Composition
The challenge? WordPress Photography 101: Solitude