Cheeky creature of the Sea of Cortez

My Cheeky Hans

If you are a blogger and/or photographer, the weekly photo challenges will take you on a roller-coaster ride of themes, for which to submit the appropriate image! Last week we enjoyed serene views of sunsets, peaceful moments and other settings which, as we prepare for the hectic holidays, was a much needed respite. The goal…

Finding Serenity in a Desert Sunrise

Finding Serenity in a Desert Sunrise

Short and sweet post to share the weekly photo challenge theme Serene. With one more week of classes for which to prepare final grades, a birthday to celebrate (mine), and the inevitable push of the holiday season now here, finding moments of serenity will be good for my soul. Sometimes I have to stop what…

From tree to tree for "Sunday Trees"

Sunday Trees: Autumn’s Transformation

As long as it is autumn, you will see a few more autumn-themed posts from me, and today is no exception. Both images are from my front and back yards. That redwood was planted 28 years ago (from a seedling I received at Cal Expo State Fair). It is the tallest tree in the neighborhood…

Transforming from puppy to adult dog right before our eyes

The Transformations of Dogs and Trees

Sitting around with my family this morning after yesterday’s Thanksgiving celebration, I’m reminded of just how much transformation effects all of us, and even while in uncertain situations, we remain positive and thankful. This year, many of my family members have been impacted and no doubt, transformed, by unique life events, such as moving to…

Backyard porch light illuminates delicate Fall leaves

Experimental Autumn Perspectives

For a photographer, perspective means everything. Many photographers have their specialties, whether it is landscapes, macros, portraits, street, action,…well, the list goes on. I don’t feel I have a particular specialty, but my eye tends toward landscape and macro photography…and color! I prefer color but I appreciate the black and white images that I have…