Even though I live in SoCal, NorCal (and more specifically, Marin) is like my second home. The hubby grew up in Marin, has family all over the Bay Area, and we head north several times a year for holidays, birthdays, and some such shenanigans (really, we need no excuse for a NorCal visit). Though the [...]
Sometimes I wonder if these types of posts need any narration at all. Sometimes I feel the pictures tell the full story, and they do a better job than I ever could describing the grandeur and beauty of the Eastern Sierra backcountry. So, I’ll try to let them do most of the talking… I only [...]
Last summer, my guy and I were traveling the Pacific Northwest for a week. We spent a couple of days photographing a lovely wedding on Lake Washington, during what could have possibly been the best weather Seattle had all season. Sunshine! Clear skies! Hot, hot, 90°F days! But as we’d been hoping to escape our [...]
With summer coming to an end soon (nooooo! I was getting used to the 8 pm sunsets), I thought I would finally share the biggest highlight of my summer, and that was my birthday adventure in a little-known gem of the Eastern Sierra called Florence Lake. What makes it so little known, and what makes [...]
It often blows my mind that something like this can be found just 30 minutes from the heart of Los Angeles! On top of that, it’s only a 4-mile round-trip hike on a trail so easy, it suits “non-hikers and hikers who are drunk,” according to the wise friend who’d invited us. Not that any [...]
I had always heard about a certain part of New Mexico called “Georgia O’Keeffe country,” but I never really knew what it meant or how the American modernist painter came to own the landscape. In the 1930s, Georgia O’Keeffe moved from New York City to Abiquiu, New Mexico, a Spanish Colonial-era village that at one [...]
I wish I could say I had hiked more of the Great Sand Dunes, but the threat of a late afternoon summer monsoon — common in Southern Colorado that time of year — loomed above us and forced us to retreat. Still, the pictures of this otherworldly landscape were just too beautiful not to share.