Yosemite Girls

This is So Long For Now, Beloved Bloggers

The above image is of myself and my Beloved daughters enjoying a summer day in Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. We just celebrated their late January birthdays, 30 for Lauren, 33 for Megan. I am honored to have passed on a strong leisure ethic to them. This photo of Lembert Dome from the Tuolumne …

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Sentence a Day December

December #Sentence A Day: Reflecting Upon a Busy Month

I am very happy to be able to participate in December’s Sentence a Day link-ups. Rather than bore you with each of my sentences, in which some appear repetitive (all 31 of them for December), I am theming them and presenting some of them under each heading. I journaled each day using the phone app …

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Free Book and Photos

Free Book and Free Photos

To celebrate the holidays this year, my book, Better Blogging with Photography is FREE beginning today through Dec. 25th. If you are new to my blog and interested in learning more about using images wisely on your blog or website, then download it today! For more information, please click here. I was extremely pleased to …

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How To create a custom blog signature with PicMonkey

How to Create a Custom Blog Signature with PicMonkey

When I started seriously blogging over three years ago, I quickly understood the importance of how well-chosen images and graphics played in blog posts and on websites. Soon after, I also noticed some bloggers included their name or signature at the end of their posts. I liked how it looked and how it graphically tied …

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Creativity Flows When Bloggers Meet Up

Creativity Flows When Bloggers Meet Up

Every so often, as I sit down to write a new blog post, I get that nagging sense of discouragement and seriously ask myself “Why do I blog?” “What would happen if I stopped?” Do you ever ask yourself questions like that? I think we all question our commitment to our blogging journey from time …

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Gratitude for Every Mood Guest Post

Gratitude for Every Mood: A Guest Post

When fellow blogger Sue at Sizzling Towards Sixty approached me to write a guest post for November with the theme of “gratitude” I initially had no idea what I could write. Recent months have proven that I have much for which to be grateful. With every challenge, there is opportunity and a reason to be …

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Autumn sunset in San Diego

The Temporary Nature of Clouds

Often, as we look to the sky, we find fleeting beauty in the Temporary nature of clouds. Traveling to San Diego on this Veteran's Day weekend, I saw a variety of clouds, from the occasional puff just hiding the Autumn sun, to a full-on magical sunset. Beauty is all around us, but like the nature …

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