Looking for detail when I am photographing nature often eludes me. It is when I sit down, in my quiet space, and begin the process of editing that the most minute of details begin to materialize…and I love when that happens.

Weekend Morning Photos

Happy flowers sunbathing in the lovely light at the UC Davis Arboretum on a beautify May (2020) morning. What an amazing, focused hunter! I happened upon this blue jay several times as I strolled through the lovely walkways at the UC Davis Arboretum. He certainly was successful! His keen eye allowed him to fill his … More Weekend Morning Photos


Folsom Lake, Ca

A spring morning, anywhere, is a wonderful experience.  A spring morning in Northern California, watching the sunrise over the low hills surrounding Folsom Lake is glorious.  Folsom Lake is a reservoir on the American River tucked up under the Sierra Nevada foothills.  There are bike paths, picnic areas, walking paths and an abundance of gorgeous … More Folsom Lake, Ca

A Little Feather

Nature is simply stunning. A little feather laying on a wooden walkway, at first glance, may be easily overlooked and forgotten. But take a closer look. See the intricate, delicate pattern and the texture on the vane. Try and count all of the barbs that make up the complete feather. Study the downy softness of the … More A Little Feather

Celebrate Kindness

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. ~Princess Diana Let this week be the week that you celebrate kindness each and every day.  Next week, do the same.  And then again the week after.  Soon, celebrating kindness … More Celebrate Kindness

Mushroom Humor

What happens in northern California when it is rains?  Yep, mushrooms pop up!  These fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus are delightful to photograph.  For me, they remind me of fairy tales and earthy secrets.  The physical act of photographing these little wonders of nature is down right dirty.  You have to get low, … More Mushroom Humor

January 2018

January 2018 started out quite dismally.  Beginning in the early morning hours of January 1, I came down with a cold.  A nasty one.  I got up every morning and got myself to work, but by mid afternoon, I was dragging.  By the time I got home, all I could do was slump off to … More January 2018