Wildflower walk

I’m still working my way through the many photos I shot when we visited the New York Creek area of Folsom Lake the other day. All of these images were shot, with varying degrees of success, with my Canon Rebel T1i and a 50mm lens. I’ve labeled all the flowers I’m fairly certain of; I’m still trying to identify the […]

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Around the house

One of the best things about doing a vacation rental is checking out the fun little details in and around the house. That might include yard decorations, unusual architecture, or colorful plants and flowers. I’ve gotten into the habit of doing this in every place we stay, and I love it for a few reasons. It helps me keep my […]

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Throwback Thursday: Sonoma coast

I found these photos from December 2004 in my Google Photos and was going to post them, until I realized I already shared them back in November 2017 as part of Memory Monday. So instead, here is the post as it appeared back then: I spent most of this Christmas holiday trip playing with my Nikon Coolpix 5700 — exploring the depths of color in stones and shells sprinkled with sea water and experimenting with the varied settings while shooting a gorgeous view of the sunset. I still can’t decide which version I like better.

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Memory Monday: Hicks Album, Week 6

This week’s photos may not zoom in on the beautiful spring wildflowers as much as I might like, but they were good enough to start me really wishing I knew where they were taken — I’d love to go there myself and seek out the purple and white Spotted downingia. I was also dearly hoping the location hasn’t changed in […]

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