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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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This Season of Life: 14/52 “nature”

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.

Yesterday we took a beautiful hike along trails I frequently run. Although we live in such a dry climate, there is still so much beautiful natural eye candy to take in.

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Now, take a moment and check out my friend Mary’s photo this week: Hands & Weekend Activities. 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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This Season of Life: 13/52 “growth”

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.

Growth is in the air during springtime. I finally got around to potting some new succulents. The colors and shapes always amaze me. These are some of my favorites.

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Now, take a moment and check out my friend Mary’s photo this week: Tegernsee. 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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This Season of Life: 12/52 “six years”

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.

Six years. This past week I celebrated six years as a business owner. It’s hard to believe that six years have gone by in some ways. In others, it feels like it’s been double the time. I still remember the drive and excitement I had when I started my business in 2010. While I still feel that drive most days, there are hard days. There are days when things just don’t seem to be coming together as I’d planned. And there are days when the worries that come with a business take over. But then it’s time to snap out of it. And mostly, there are days when all we can do is be grateful for some of our favorite clients and the working relationships we have with them and special colleagues. Here’s to the next six, twelve, eighteen!

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Now, take a moment and check out my friend Mary’s photo this week: Peek Inside. 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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This Season of Life: 11/52 “today + always”

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.

I was never into hearts as a symbol or adornment on jewelry. In fact, I would steer clear of them if I saw them as an option. I can’t really say why. They seemed a little too “cutesy” for me, maybe? But for various reasons in the past year, the symbol of the “heart” has taken on a new meaning for me. And this piece by my good friend Amy Lin of a3AmyLin very much takes on the meaning that I now associate with the heart. Her words to describe the pieces she makes are breathtaking, and her work even more so. Watch for her to launch her new website later this year. She is truly talented and each piece, made by hand from start to finish, has such meaning behind it. For now, you can follow her on Instagram. Do you appreciate the heart symbol? What does it mean for you?

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Now, take a moment and check out my friend Mary’s photo this week: Morning Dew. 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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