Monday, December 31, 2007

Sunset at the Getty

I took my oldest son to the Getty Center yesterday afternoon and we had an awesome time. He had so much fun riding the tram up, exploring the grounds, and even looking at the art inside. When the weather is clear you can see well out into the Pacific and it was a gorgeous evening. To top off this special time we got to see a magnificent sunset.

Saturday, December 29, 2007


We took a trip to the L.A. Zoo today. My older son got to pick where we went on his birthday and the zoo won. It was a beautiful cool day and most of the animals were out and about, along with a few thousand of our fellow Angelians. I didn't take many pictures but this one really jumped out at me when I got home and saw it on my screen. I love the pose and the solitary nature of the setting. Comments most welcome.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Day after

Happy day after Christmas! Or for those who don't celebrate Christmas, happy Wednesday. These are Christmas ornaments hung on an outside tree with the sunset behind them. What a lovely evening.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Winter evening

On a walk around my neighborhood a few evenings ago I saw this colorful tree set against the beautiful blue sky and it seemed to capture the moment perfectly. While I am not a fan of snow or drastic seasonal changes, I do love the changing leaves and cooler temperatures that winter brings.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Life is a balance

I found this leaf precariously perched atop another leaf across the street from my work. It was so perfectly situated there that it didn't move even in the wind. I enjoyed not only the curiosity of how it had come to be there, but the simple and strong composition that it provided.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Light and form

I took this in the moray eel exhibit at Sea World San Diego. I just loved the way the light was streaming in from the top and all the form and mystery that the eels were creating.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Straight to the moon

This is an old smokestack outside the Hotel Del. I wanted to find something interesting to put with the full moon and I thought this worked out nicely.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

A perfect end...

I've been wanting to take this kind of picture for quite some time. I love silhouette images and the setting sun makes a beautiful backdrop. My two boys looking at each other makes this something special for me.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Coronado sunset

I took this on our first night in Coronado. It turned out to be the nicest sunset of the whole trip.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Fungi fun

Something a little different from my recent posts. I was having some fun in my front yard trying to capture these mushrooms in late afternoon light. I used our purple house as a backdrop.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Happy hands

We took the kids out to the beach one morning during our stay at the Hotel Del. All the kids had a great time getting dirty and splashing in the water. This is a shot I had pictured in my mind before we went out. It turned out even better than I'd hoped.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Giving thanks at The Del

Well, I didn't quite make my post a day for the whole month of November. Thanksgiving showed up and I got out of my routine. Thanks to my parents, we spent Thanksgiving in the Beach Village at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. It was an awesome time and I'm sure I'll be sharing many images from there over the coming months. Here's the hotel on our last night there.