Patches of Blue

We pulled off the road before we headed into the town of Sedona so I could capture the stormy skies over the majestic red rocks. As I set up my tripod, the sun started peeking out and patches of blue appeared in the sky.  A beautiful Arizona fall day.


A dahlia macro


Last week I had an appointment in Flagstaff, so we decided to take the Oak Creek Canyon scenic route. Of course, we had to stop at the Bell Rock and the Courthouse parking areas to visit some of our favorite rock formations! It had been raining, so the red in the rocks was extra saturated. But, for some reason, I converted this image of the Courthouse to black and white, which I thought made a nice contrast with the clouds.

Orange Twosome


from my daughter’s garden in Alaska

Off Balance

This little pumpkin just didn’t want to sit up straight! In other photos I ended up putting my lens cap under one side.



LIN_5703-Edit-2Spotted at the Independence Mine in Alaska


Daisy from my daughter’s Alaska garden


My Favorite Month

October is my favorite month! I look forward to wearing sweaters and jeans and down vests. I love when the temperatures drop and the leaves on the trees turn color. I especially love when pumpkins start appearing in the stores and pumpkin lattes are available again. And I still love Halloween!

In celebration of my favorite month, here is an October still life, edited two ways in Lightroom.



Surfer in Wait

Here is another image from Huntington Beach a while back. This surfer spent a long time watching the waves and the other surfers- and never made it out there during the time I was watching. Was he judging the waves and waiting for better ones? Was he intimidated by the other surfers and hanging back? What was he thinking?

This is part of an unfinished and so far untitled series I’m putting together with the theme of being separate from the crowd.


Spotted along the trail at the nature center in Homer, Alaska

Wooden Boat Part 2

And here is another version of the same wooden boat!

Wooden Boat Part 1

My favorite boat at Kachemak Bay was this one. In fact, it was the one that caught my eye from the road as we headed into Homer. I would love to know its story!

Alaska Gardening

Ornamental kale from my daughter’s garden- it’s huge and so pretty!

Dahlia Dahliciousness

Another dahlia image, this time in black and white with some split toning


When we were in Alaska this summer, we went to the street market in Anchorage, and I was captivated by the Japanese fishing floats for sale. I bought just one- this is a shot of a group. The effects are from Topaz Glow.