from temecula to thailand through my lens

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pink

before visiting the far east, i thought water lilies came in only one color – white. i saw this pink lily in ubud, bali, as well as some breathtaking blue ones.


maine islands

day two on the schooner stephen taber, we anchored just off calderwood island preserve. this is one of the views from the island.


such a ham

i adopted domino three years ago from animal friends of the valley. he has been a real joy in our lives. i’m a big proponent of taking in shelter animals.


quaint

cambria is on california’s central coast near san luis obispo. it’s a great place to visit and very close to the wonderful wineries of paso robles.

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sea of pink

last year in perris, ca, a world record was set for the largest formation of women skydivers, all in the name of raising money for breast cancer research. jump for the cause.


old havana alley

visiting havana is an amazing experience. when you’re in old havana it feels as if you have stepped fifty years back in time.

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napa valley autumn

we arrived in st helena yesterday morning on a clear, crisp fall day. the scenery on spring mountain near york creek was breathtaking.

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paso robles westside

paso robles is hands down our favorite place to visit. we spent an afternoon with friends on the west side yesterday, with gentle breezes and lots of sunshine.

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orchid tree

while visiting briar rose winery in temecula, owner les linkogle asked me if i had ever seen an orchid tree. when i told him no, he took me to this magnificent tree laden with the most beautiful flowers.

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the art of relaxation

we can learn a lot from cats. here are domino and rockie, doing what they do best.

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costa rican river bird

the area around jaco beach, costa rica is filled with magnificent sights and much to do. i took a crocodile river tour in 2007 and was fortunate enough to snap a photo of this magnificent bird.

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pyramid reflections

we were in las vegas about a year ago. early one morning, i thought the reflection of mandalay bay in the luxor pyramid was stunning.

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artist at work – san antonio riverwalk

i paid my first visit to san antonio last year and really loved its charm. riverwalk is simply mesmerizing.

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cape may cutie

on a visit to cape may and wildwood, new jersey last year, this little character made itself at home on our hotel deck. i’m not sure what type of bird it is.

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