Today we ride the rails. We purchase our tickets at a window in a building with high ceilings and tall chandeliers of wrought iron. Long wooden benches, smooth from years of use, sit in formation facing the ticket windows in expectation. There are two people ahead of us. We didn’t order our tickets online, we chose … More On a Mission
I love the smell of California in the morning. It’s this light freshness that tricks me into believing the day will be cool. Not so, these past August days. Today, while tooling around Los Angeles I took in the dichotomy that defines this city. An IHOP that has complimentary valet parking for those that cannot … More The Pits
There is such a relaxed freedom in traveling alone. I am responsible for only me. Every decision to be made needs to run through whatever filters are currently open in my mind alone. Today I choose to treat myself to a big girl, grown-up, sit-down meal at Le Grand Comptoir at the Houston airport, while … More Paris Back Booth
Cambria, California: Along the coast in Cambria a boardwalk with cliff edge look-outs has been carefully laid with great care and concern for the environment and the natural habitats present beachside. On a windy, early morning walk this is what I found. With all the wind and people walking by, the squirrels, rabbits and birds, it was amazing … More Delicate and Strong
Cambria, California: While wandering along the beach we came upon this jumble of sea plants. And while someone may have posed it, the actual work of creatively tangling all the parts could only have been done by the ocean.
Yorba Linda, California: When it comes to fashion, you just have to go with your gut. On this Easter Sunday in sunny Orange County, young Adyson takes her bunny on a walk. Tastefully clad in her new frock and princess slip-ons she knows a true lady wouldn’t leave the house without the proper gloves and hat. The … More Real Kids of Orange County
Yorba Linda, California: While out hunting hummingbirds, and becoming increasingly frustrated with the results of my efforts, I ran across this little guy. He wasn’t too far away but he was very patient as I changed lenses so I could capture all his beautiful details. Quite the poser, he seemed prepared to stay all day, tilting his … More Blue Bird of Happiness
Cambria: Along the Pacific Coast Highway in Cambria there are raised boardwalks on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. Under these walkways exists an entire eco-system. There are squirrels, rabbits, lizards, snakes, spiders and various other bugs and rodents. So used to humans, the squirrels and the rabbits were unafraid of our presence and even willing to pose for close-ups.
Cambria: It wasn’t until I was looking through the pictures I had taken that I realized these two seagulls – who I choose to believe are the same in both pictures, and a very happy couple – were facing the sun as it rose and as it set.
Cambria: We arrived in Cambria just in time to watch the sun make it’s final descent for the day. The light seemed to soak into the rocks and warm them before our eyes. The contrast of the cool Pacific and the glowing cliffs gave everything a richness and brought everyone’s attention to the present moment.