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Caprock Canyon State Park

As I mentioned previously, I had never visited this state park.  It really should be on your list if you ever find yourself in the area.  As unexpected as this trip was, this was perfect weather for a trip like this.  I believe I am much more interested in camping in the fall than in the spring/summer months.  For one thing, I don't really like being hot and not being able to find any relief from the heat.  For another thing, I don't like flies, mosquitoes, other random bugs, snakes, etc.  These problems were not a problem on this trip....more

The Lady in Red

The Lady in RedI would really love for you to look at this photograph and tell me what you think as in did it invoke any curiosities, thoughts etc about the content of what you see?If yes and you are willing share, please would you write this down in the comments before reading the rest, thankies in advance....more

Light, shadow and warmth

Light, shadows and warmth!Today’s Photograph101 assignment is warmth!My first thought was urgh it is November where am I going to find some warmth, especially outside?Actually yesterday I shared some shots which did have the sunshine peeking through, had I had psychic abilities I would have saved them....more

The Lure of our Natural World, let me take you for a walk

The Lure of NaturePhotography101’s challenge today is:The Natural WorldCapture a moment, big or small, and pay attention to the lines and curves produced by nature....more

A grateful heart: My thanks to those who serve

 Jason Sommes flying the Grumman Bearcat in Watsonville, ...more

The Amazing Moments We're Not Photographing

My husband and I honeymooned at an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica. It. Was. Awesome. I mean, come on. There was a soft-serve ice cream machine on the beach. Dream come true....more
I think there are many moments because then you would have to reenact them, but then they ...more

Tree Hugging, Foot Loving, Photo Shoot Frolic

Today was a day for foot worship via photo shoot.This morning I did a much-looked-forward-to photo shoot at a park I enjoy with a photographer who is a joy to work with. Yes, for all those interested, I’m excited to be sharing new photos in the near future!I loved this photo shoot a lot. I had a clear vision of what I wanted to do. I’d picked out samples the week before. I felt really good about it. I wanted it to be playful, flirty and natural, but with touches of fantasy and maybe even a little magical vibe....more

2014.11.10 birds at the community garden

oh, I get so excited when I find a new bird at the community garden! And this one was super easy to identify! Nice little yellow spot on his head...  Golden Crowned Sparrow(well, sometimes the photo shows up at BlogHer, sometimes it does not... please see my original post at Static8.com 2014.11.10)...more

Fall Fail

Oops, I did it again. Oh, and apologies for the ear worm. Every fall, I decide this will be the year I take tons of amazing foliage pictures, and two seconds later, all the trees are bare. I usually manage to snap a couple before getting distracted by life, and they languish in mislabeled folders on my hard drive....more

Day 9 - Squirrel Talk

 In case you haven't noticed, I have a thing for squirrels...Like my blogs all have/had "squirrel in them"California Dreamin' Squirrel...more
I really like squirrels too! I know they can be destructive, but they're sure cute the rest of ...more