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On Safari in California....
Monday, September 03, 2012      4 comments

Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting one of my friends who recently moved to Oakland. What a beautiful city. I know there are some of you who've heard the horror stories about Oakland, how it's the epitome of gangland USA. Sure, like man... Read more
What a great weekend!!!
Sunday, August 19, 2012      3 comments

Last night, I had one of my high schools friends over for dinner. It's been a few years since I've seen her. As we laughed about "days gone by" and caught up on "current events" I couldn't help but think, 'Yep, after all these years, I'd choose... Read more
Fire Season….
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      2 comments

The gulf coast and south eastern regions of the United States has hurricane season, California has fire season. This time of year, with the humidity dropping and temps soaring, makes California a veritable tender box. The last few weeks haven’t ... Read more
I’m stunned….
Monday, August 13, 2012      6 comments

I sit here today after my annual evaluation simply stunned. Allow me to explain. My boss is a very difficult man to work for. He’s critical, confrontational and doesn’t provide positive feedback. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe in “blow... Read more
Hot, Hot, Hot
Sunday, August 12, 2012      3 comments

It was 108 degrees in Sacramento yesterday. And with temps that high, I decided to stay indoors. To entertain myself, I decided to edit some photos I took a few years back. Taken from the foothills facing Sacramento. ... Read more
Sunset on the Lake
Sunday, July 15, 2012      5 comments

Went camping this weekend, and only managed to capture a few pics worth posting. Both happened to be at Sunset last night. Just before sunset, this Canadian Honker was peacefully swimming by. ... Read more
Napa/San Francisco 2012
Saturday, July 07, 2012      6 comments

In the latter part of June, my niece came home for 10 days leave. In honor of her 23rd birthday we took a road trip. My niece, my sister and myself played tourist in our state! Sooo much fun! And of course my camera was my "true companion" Belo... Read more
Happy Memorial Day!
Monday, May 28, 2012      4 comments

Today, here in the United States, we honor our soldiers who paid the ultimate price for our country. Every year on this day I’m filled with mixed emotions ranging from pride to sorrow, gratitude to regret. And while I don’t always agree with th... Read more
Nature At Home
Saturday, May 19, 2012      3 comments

These doves were sitting on my balcony today. Normally they are quite shy, but these brave birds allowed me to take some pics! I shot these pics through my window in my bedroom and my living room. No the best quality, but still wanted to share! ... Read more
Happy Mother's day (2012)
Sunday, May 13, 2012      2 comments

Happy Mother's day! I feel blessed every day that Louisa Minyard is my mother! I adore her more than words can possibly express. So today, I celebrate her! Many, many years ago, I couldn't say that! But times have changed, and so have I. She is ... Read more
Gratitude comes when you least expect it
Sunday, April 22, 2012      2 comments

I'm feeling very grateful today. To all the people who loved me in my darkest hour, you have no idea how much you mean to me! A dear, dear friend of mine called me today needing support. He knew I recently had a similar circumstance, and he said... Read more
Springtime in California (2012)
Sunday, April 08, 2012      5 comments

It's been a long time since I've shot my camera. And it's been even a longer time since I've taken a decent pic. Yesterday, I decided I was gonna go shoot a local nursery. It's so fun to shoot flowers in the spring time, with all of mother ... Read more
Ano Nuevo State Rerserve
Sunday, March 25, 2012      4 comments

In February 2012, I decided to take a trip to Ano Nuevo State Reserve, to shoot some elephant seals. And by shoot, of course, I mean photograph. It was a hazy day on the coast, and the elephant seals were kicking up sand too. Not to mentio... Read more
Supporting a freind in need
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      2 comments

Once when I was going though a very tough time, a friend of mine said "All we can do is standby and watch!" I disagree! While nobody has the power to take another's pain away, a friend reaching out and the power of love can ease the pain conside... Read more
Yoga, Yoga, Yoga!
Thursday, February 23, 2012      3 comments

Ahhhh… Yoga does a body, mind and spirit good! Last night, I practiced yoga for the first time in a very long time. I decided to put on a CD that one of my yoga instructors used to play often, when I first starting practicing many, many years ag... Read more

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