Asymetric Shell

Asymetric Shell

When Leta and I did our second beach walk, she was fascinated by these, but would not touch them. She did slowly warm to the sand and made a mesa-like sandcastle by picking the grains of sand one by one and distributing them like she does cheese with her nachos. I...
Paradise Indeed

Paradise Indeed

Taken on my last walk with Leta. She liked the colors but we were close to the Beach! the Beach, daddy, the Beach! that I couldn’t frame this quite like I wanted. Still, these plants grow everywhere in southern California. It’s crazy how big some of them...
Gull, From the Hip

Gull, From the Hip

This bird decided to surprise me and as fast as I could, I started shooting. I have a few other shots in this sequence, but this last one was compositionally my favorite. We were not dropped upon in any kind of bird bombing fashion, which made me happy. Leta asked how...
Furry Red Plant

Furry Red Plant

One of the great things about California in winter: It’s still green. The trees in Utah are another month or so from exploding and the stark branches contribute to the downer vibe of late winter. So the vacation recharged the color palette as well. To wit (see...
Starglemorph Tree

Starglemorph Tree

I have no idea what kind of tree this is and because it looks a bit Seuss, I gave it my own classification and name. We’ve had great weather on this trip and today looks to be no different. Beautiful! If we can make it home without an ER visit, this trip will be...
Winter Alive

Winter Alive

It’s been wonderful to show Leta new trees and flowers. She and I (she and me?) went on a walk at dusk to look at flowers and it was like I had a new daughter; one that was interested in the outside world instead of books and imagination. We’ll be...
Happy Puppy

Happy Puppy

I was trying to capture a sweet sunset on the Pacific Coast and when I pulled the image off the card and started working on it, I realized I caught a very happy dog running like crazy. Share...