Water fall on the Feather River

Sunday Stills: Your Favorite #Landscape

We all love landscape photography. When you first began snapping photos, perhaps you naturally gravitated toward landscapes (or waterscapes—same thing), due to their ease of accessibility. Who doesn’t stand in awe of a wonderful vista and wish they had their phone or camera handy? This is an easy challenge this week as you share your …

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Quote by John Muir "Opening a Thousand Windows"

Opening a Thousand Windows

While the featured image is not your typical glass-pained window, the frame of the pine trees yields a glorious view of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. "Oh these vast, calm measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God." John Muir For all its natural …

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Welcome to Waikiki

Lusting for Travel

Why did the traveler cross the road? To satisfy her wanderlust, of course! If that is even possible. I have barely been off the North American continent, the furthest travel spots being Mexico and Hawaii. But I am willing to pack for any kind of adventure! Referring to the "Polaroid" above, it has been over …

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Vibrant gate guards a homey villa in Baja, Mexico.

Vibrant Villa Gate

Today I hit the photo challenge jackpot! This photo taken in Los Barriles, Baja, Mexico shows a fabulous green gate adorning the gorgeous red fence that surrounds the villa. Yes, I know the family that owns this home hidden by the gate and trees! Los Barriles, on the lower Baja peninsula on the Sea of …

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Weightless water

Defying Gravity

Weight(less) I am traveling home after a nice long vacation in Baja Sur, Mexico. For my Leisurely Thursday post, I could not resist including another set of photos for the Weekly Photo Challenge. I took these photos on my last day in La Ventana.  The warm desert air combined with the 72 degree water of the Sea …

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Make treating yourself a priority,and always remember your life is happening now. Don't put off all your dreams and pleasures to another day. Mireille Guiliano

Treat Yourself

Treat Make treating yourself a priority and always remember your life is happening now. Don't put off all your dreams and pleasures to another day. Mireille Guiliano In honor of Halloween, the weekly photo challenge asks us to share our treats and indulgences. Being able to enjoy a serene morning on my stand-up paddle board, …

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Montezuma-Mural

Camera Lucida: The Colors of Life and Culture

I get to see amazing art work every day on the campus at which I teach. Lassen Hall, which houses the administration center on the Sacramento State University campus, sports this incredible mural, depicting the Aztec ruler, Montezuma. This mural, celebrating the culture of the Mexican people, was painted in October, 1978 by Ed Rivera, a …

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A Good Day in La Ventana

Today Was a Good Day The theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge is to share a gallery of what a good day looks like. My gallery shows photos of what a typical day looks like in La Ventana, Baja Sur, Mexico. I have been there twice and already have made plans to visit again in …

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35 Pelicans

35 Pelicans: Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge

Most bloggers know of Cee's Photography Challenges. Her latest challenge is the Fun Foto Challenge: More Than 5 Items. Here is my entry for this challenge: I present 35 pelicans. That's six times the required number, so I win. (What, I don't know...). I must have photographed this from my stand-up paddleboard last time we were …

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Sunrise-Through-the-Window

Sunrise Through the Window

In La Ventana (window in Spanish), Baja Sur, Mexico, the sun rises about 6:45am in January over the Sea Of Cortez. I set my alarm while on our windsurfing vacation because I knew I could capture shots like this one. Notice the molten sunrise reflected in the window. Being a West coast dweller, seeing a …

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