Sutherland Dam in Ramona, California

Last week a photography coaching session took me out to Ramona, Ca. Afterward, I decided to take a drive out to the Sutherland Dam, about 20 minutes east of Ramona. The last time I was there was in 2015.

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Paddle-boards and reflections in the Santa Barbara Harbor

Last month I had the opportunity to spend a night in Santa Barbara. Its a place I rarely stop, but I drive through often to and from my parents’ house in San Luis Obispo. My mom and I decided to take a getaway to kick off my birthday season in early September to see Josh…

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Peak Design Travel Line 45L Travel Backpack in Sage or Black

When I saw the Kickstarter preview for the Peak Design Travel Line I was pretty excited! I LOVE my Peak Design Everyday Backpack – so how could a travel bag from the bag experts at Peak be anything but awesome?

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San Francisco Bay Bridge at night

It had been years since I’d spent any quality time in San Francisco, but on my last trip to California my mom and I decided to take one night of our adventures to stay in the city.

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Dreamy Morro Bay

I wasn’t sure if I should title this post Dreamy Morro Bay or Dreaming of Morro Bay…both work for me. I captured and processed these Morro Bay photos with a dreamy feel, and as I sit here in my air-conditioned cocoon in hot and humid Virginia I’m quite literally dreaming of Morro Bay.

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On my way to and from California during recent travels I had a couple of short layovers in Chicago’s O’Hare (ORD) airport. My favorite part of this airport is an underground tunnel, decorated by artist Michael Hayden. The art installation is called Sky’s the Limit and was completed in 1987. Those traversing the tunnel are treated…

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Cow Public Art | Harmony | California

Harmony, CA – Population 18 One of the most charming wide spots in the road is Harmony, California. This tiny town, founded in 1869 around dairy farms and a creamery, now features a couple of art galleries and even a winery! On my most recent visit the weather was dreary and wet… but that didn’t…

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Turquoise abandoned and decaying beach cottage in Cape Charles, VA

I love sleepy beach towns in the off season. Last weekend the hubbie & I took a spontaneous drive up to Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. While most of this sleepy little beach town was shuttered for the winter, a few brave establishments remained open for business. We walked the historic main street, browsed the…

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