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This Season of Life: 20/52 “foggy San Francisco”

This Season of Life is a 52-week photography project through which my friend Mary and I will share photos that depict various moments from the current season in which we find ourselves. Having remained friends for the past 12 years, we have experienced a lot of seasons together (and some apart), as we now live in very different places. Having stayed in touch, we continue to share our life experiences and challenges with one another. This has been an incredible gift that continues to shape our friendship. We hope you will follow our Project 52 and enjoy the images that we share.

This past week I was in San Francisco for a work conference, but I had some time to sneak away with my camera for an hour or two. These foggy photos are from the well known Pier 39, and while the colors aren’t as vibrant at that time of morning as I would have liked, it was nice to explore the area with very few tourists and others walking around the pier.

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Posted by on November 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

This Season of Life: 19/52 preparing for a special gift

This Season of Life is a 52-week photography project through which my friend Mary and I will share photos that depict various moments from the current season in which we find ourselves. Having remained friends for the past 12 years, we have experienced a lot of seasons together (and some apart), as we now live in very different places. Having stayed in touch, we continue to share our life experiences and challenges with one another. This has been an incredible gift that continues to shape our friendship. We hope you will follow our Project 52 and enjoy the images that we share.

We’ve been in preparation mode around here lately… preparing for our special little gift. She’s due to arrive in a little over a month and we’re putting the finishing touches on her room. For now, here are some images of some of my favorite little corners of her room so far.

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Now, take a moment and check out my friend Mary’s photo this week: Variety. While you’re at it, look around her site, Mary Goldau, a bit more and view our last Project 52. I am sure you will fall in love with her photos and see what a special person she is, just as I have.

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

This Season of Life: 18/52 taking time

This Season of Life is a 52-week photography project through which my friend Mary and I will share photos that depict various moments from the current season in which we find ourselves. Having remained friends for the past 12 years, we have experienced a lot of seasons together (and some apart), as we now live in very different places. Having stayed in touch, we continue to share our life experiences and challenges with one another. This has been an incredible gift that continues to shape our friendship. We hope you will follow our Project 52 and enjoy the images that we share.

Last week I got to take a morning to visit a friend, chat over coffee and bake these wonderful orange flavored mini muffins. It was the middle of the week, not even a weekend. There’s something about doing something social, for yourself and just turning off the work clock for a bit to be able to recharge and connect with a friend that is truly priceless.

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Now, take a moment and check out my friend Mary’s photo this week: Alpine Horns. While you’re at it, look around her site, Moe-Digger Photography, a bit more and view our last Project 52. I am sure you will fall in love with her photos and see what a special person she is, just as I have.

 
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Posted by on October 5, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

This Season of Life: 17/52 plumeria

This Season of Life is a 52-week photography project through which my friend Mary and I will share photos that depict various moments from the current season in which we find ourselves. Having remained friends for the past 12 years, we have experienced a lot of seasons together (and some apart), as we now live in very different places. Having stayed in touch, we continue to share our life experiences and challenges with one another. This has been an incredible gift that continues to shape our friendship. We hope you will follow our Project 52 and enjoy the images that we share.

We are back after a long hiatus from our usual TSoL posting. Life events took over, but we’re glad to be posting again! This beautiful bloom is from our plumeria tree out front. It was neglected, dry and just needed a little TLC. Since I shot this image, all the blossoms have bloomed on it!

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Now, take a moment and check out my friend Mary’s photo this week: Summertime. While you’re at it, look around her site, Moe-Digger Photography, a bit more and view our last Project 52. I am sure you will fall in love with her photos and see what a special person she is, just as I have.

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

This Season of Life: 16/52 “happy mail”

This Season of Life is a 52-week photography project through which my friend Mary and I will share photos that depict various moments from the current season in which we find ourselves. Having remained friends for the past 12 years, we have experienced a lot of seasons together (and some apart), as we now live in very different places. Having stayed in touch, we continue to share our life experiences and challenges with one another. This has been an incredible gift that continues to shape our friendship. We hope you will follow our Project 52 and enjoy the images that we share.

Happy mail comes every so often, but not always on the same day. This week I received mail from friends in Germany and Japan. It made me realize how lucky I am to have friends who live in and travel to so many places. It’s nice to have friends with similar values and a love for travel and new places. Receiving snail mail from these places only makes me want to visit them more. After all, travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

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Now, take a moment and check out my friend Mary’s photo this week: City Night Lights. While you’re at it, look around her site, Moe-Digger Photography, a bit more and view our last Project 52. I am sure you will fall in love with her photos and see what a special person she is, just as I have.

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

This Season of Life: 15/52 “mission scenes”

This Season of Life is a 52-week photography project through which my friend Mary and I will share photos that depict various moments from the current season in which we find ourselves. Having remained friends for the past 12 years, we have experienced a lot of seasons together (and some apart), as we now live in very different places. Having stayed in touch, we continue to share our life experiences and challenges with one another. This has been an incredible gift that continues to shape our friendship. We hope you will follow our Project 52 and enjoy the images that we share.

This week we had the chance to revisit the mission in San Juan Capistrano. We’d been before, but this time we were with family and the mission was much more crowded. I was able to capture a few photos of my favorite little patio there. It was a nice end to a fairly stressful and hectic week. I hope everyone’s enjoy a long weekend (or at least those of us in the U.S.!).

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Now, take a moment and check out my friend Mary’s photo this week: Tollwood Summer Festival. While you’re at it, look around her site, Moe-Digger Photography, a bit more and view our last Project 52. I am sure you will fall in love with her photos and see what a special person she is, just as I have.

 

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La Jolla, California

This past weekend, we took a quick overnight trip to San Diego to do a bit of hanging out and exploring. On our way down, we stopped in San Juan Capistrano, a quaint little town that I have always enjoyed because of its beautiful scenery and walkability. We checked out a new (to us) coffee shop, Hidden House, and it was fabulous. It’s nestled in a small area behind the train depot and has several other small shops and cafés nearby to drop into if you’re in the area.

After our coffee stop, we continued on our way down to San Diego. We decided to stay in La Jolla overnight. After dropping our stuff, we chose to spend the last couple of hours of daylight at La Jolla Cove, another favorite place of mine in SoCal. Besides the stunning views and sunsets, there’s always loads of people milling around the shore, which means that people watching is at its best.

The seals were out and about, playing with their pups and posing for the sightseers and tourists with cameras. It was fun to see that they had moved further down the shore from when we were there in March during pupping season. At that time, they were much less active, waiting for their sweet pups to be born and resting on the beach. Here are some photos from last weekend, albeit a cloudy afternoon.

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