Friday, December 31, 2010

Flying in low

You just never know what the future holds....

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Leaving things behind

2010 is almost over. Time to put a year and a decade to rest.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Rain on the way

It's proving to be a wet Winter season this year.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It could be

For the 1st time in a long time, I was able to shoot the dawn...

Monday, December 27, 2010


I'm a big softy.... a stray cat showed up at the door yesterday (not this cat) and we fed it and made it comfortable. We put up signs and did everything we could to get it back to its owner.

I'd say that this cat is no more than four months old and as affectionate as can be.

Already having two cats and living in a very small apartment made it next to impossible to take in another.

The little kitty, which we started calling critter, is now at the local animal shelter.

It's amazing how pets and their unconditional love can so quickly touch our hearts.

My hope is that this cat gets adopted, and/or reunited with its owner soon.

So many animals are abandoned and I sincerely hope this isn't the case here.

Thanks little critter, be well, and godspeed you are with folks who will love you.

In Decline

Today's world... where everything around you keeps falling apart.

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Always something unexpected along the coast.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Greetings from the sands and shores.... many blessings to you and yours.

Ready for the season

Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Unfinished Business

There's always something left to be done...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Good Reading

Hey Kindle folks, or anyone who gets one of those great devices for Christmas.  Make sure you check out the Kindle store.  There are lots of ebooks that are free, like The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes....  Still a great read!

California Poppies

All this rain we've been having should make for a nice wildflower season come spring....

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Open Door

The rain has kept me indoors, processing images that I've all but forgotten about....

Sunday, December 19, 2010


The rain just keeps coming down....

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Heading On Down the Road

I know a lot of folks are traveling now for the holiday season. The weather adds to the challenge.... careful out there. Be safe.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A day in the life

I look out my window and see that the rain has come...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Misty Morning

With fog rolling toward me, out of the canyon... I stopped to take it all in for a moment.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A crying shame

Despite what the media "reports", the recession rolls on. In driving around yesterday, I saw whole blocks of businesses closed up... gone.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


This is about a year's worth of photos. It's strange, and yet inspiring to see them go by so quickly. Really a good way to get motivated to go out and take more photos.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Show Time

My camera never made it out of the bag yesterday. Circumstances just didn't lend themselves to taking photos....

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Blast

Doesn't seem like the holiday season, and yet here it is... Lots of activities today, so perchance I'll get some photos.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Open 24

When slowing down is not an option.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Out of time

Last night I began to seriously consider giving up photography. Just hanging up my camera, and walking away from childish things.

I've no time for it.... I'm sharing the road with tumbleweeds and dust.

I don't make New Year's resolutions, but I could make an exception....

Take me there

I've slowed down and let time slip away.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Bone Dry

Not much rain yet this year. We could end up with another dry year like 2008 (when this picture was taken) and not much in the way of spring wildflowers.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Take no notice

Henry was often found in a world of his own making.

Friday, December 3, 2010


A little mishap with the coffee gets the day off to a strange start.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Light my star

I'd been chasing a white rabbit at dawn,
Watching a stream of lights snake along the coast,
Just pushing along...

-- Post From My iPhone

Just to get away

Away from it all.... Good place to clear one's mind.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Hangout

Water... It's life. It also really adds a lot to an image.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Getting better all the time

The State of California just can't get it together.  Hoping to get around the 2/3rds requirement to try and tax it's way out of a recession, California has turned to using "fees" to raise revenues.  A tax being a tax by any name, the voters nixed this trend of the bait and switch of fee for tax with Proposition 26.

This means fees can't be raised without a 2/3rds approval for State, and more importantly local fees.  So, toss the idea of fees getting California out of the hole it's in.

With Governor Moonbeam back in office, California could end up taking this to court, and as usual overturn the will of the people.

Upping the ante of dysfunction....  It keeps getting better all the time.

Falling Down

Making the best of what's still around.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Two and Tall

Just a little getting away, Pilgrim...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

On the Vine

A day to give thanks for our blessings. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A little travel humor

We all know travel can be stressful, and the TSA sure isn't making things any easier.  It's important to be safe and keep a sense of humor, so in that vain, I thought I'd share these TSA bumper stickers floating around the internet.

On Holiday

Be safe out there and enjoy...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Simply Pretend

Our imagination lets the world be what we want...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Rural Living

I went up to one of my favorite spots called Knapp's Castle, which is an old abandoned stone structure to find that it's being worked on. I'm not sure if they're restoring it, or what's going on. There is construction going on, and from the way things look, people wont be able to come and go any longer.

It's a loss for hikers and photographers, and a gain for whomever is going to be living there again.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Above Town

The storm had started to pass, so I thought I'd take a drive up the mountain and get a view from cloud level. The view from up there was breathtaking, though I'd forgotten to bring my eye glasses.

That meant I was fumbling in the dark to get this shot. I couldn't tell if the camera was on the right settings, so I just sort of winged it.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

All Wet

The rain has come... with Winter not too far behind.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gone Electric

There should be no trouble when you pass by...