Tuesday, December 30, 2014

December 2014

Reflecting on 2014....it was a very good year.
This 'shadow artist' emerged and was
received with open arms and

Here's to more of the same in 2015 plus
some unexpected surprises!


Friday, December 5, 2014

November 2014

Family Thanksgiving in San Luis Obispo.
A picnic visit to Baileyanna Winery in SLO.
Festive family dinner with the Brydens, Evans, Stevens in Los Osos.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October 2014

The highlight of the month had to be seeing this
magnificent Beluga whale at the Mystic, CT
I had never seen one in person before and they
are simply stunning.
I loved the way the trainer interacted with this guy
by clicking her walkie-talkie.
It's a world class aquarium with dynamic trainers and
staff very willing to share their knowledge.

September 2014

End of summer BBQ at Bolsa Chica State Beach
in Orange County with climbing friends.
The best kite was from the Dollar Store. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

August 2014

The Rubber Duck at the Tall Ships Festival in San Pedro.
It is six stories high and is an art object.
The duck is traveling the world and showing up
in various ports.

July 2014

Danny's Birthday with the Heirloom LA ladies.
At a cool Mexican restaurant in Silverlake.

June 2014

Father's Day in West LA.
Leon in his West LA outfit.
Next door to Dick Blick's Art Supplies after
a great brunch with Danny.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

May 2014

It's hard to sum up May with just one photo.
Filled with family, graduation, birthday, Mother's Day,
spring, sun, newness, rebirth.
This photo depicts a day at the Getty Villa in Malibu.
Completely surprising venue. The complex marble floor
reflects the intricacy of
the entire museum dedicated to John Paul Getty's vast collection
of Greek and Roman art,
and other antiquities.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

April 2014

We explored New Mexico for a week and I fell in love.
The sky is just as Georgia O'Keeffe painted it. The air dry and clear.
The colors muted yet stunning.
The photo is taken from the top of the Rio Grande Bridge outside of Taos.

March 2014

What's Old Is New Again.

I've been visiting Del Amo Fashion Mall since 1973 when I first moved to the South Bay.
It was cool when it opened and after decades of no updates it became very stale and depressing.
Well, someone bought it and is breathing new life into it. An open air shopping area, a new Nordstrom under construction, tear down of half the mall and building of an entire new mall.
I could not believe how contemporary the food court had become.
And here was Santa, nine months early, having lunch.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Animals of South America

I traveled to Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in 2009.
Seeing the native animals up close left an indelible mark on me.
My motivation for visiting the Galapagos were the tortoises.
I am attracted to the metaphor of the tortoise. He/she can go inside
when needed, and come out when they please.

Here is a link to the book I created compiling the best of my 
animal photos:

Animal Planet - South America

January Whale Watching

It has been 30 years since the sightings of whales migrating
south from Alaska to Baja have been this plentiful. 
And though we've lived here for over 30 years, 
it is the first time we've ventured out on a whale watching boat. 
No disappointments on this voyage! It was absolutely thrilling!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

December 2013

Sunsets. The whole month of December was all about the sunsets!!!