This magical tree, verdant and very alive, dwells amongst the redwoods and pines of the Boy Scout Reservation at Camp Pico Blanco in Big Sur, California. Nature has such a way about it. If you allow yourself, you will feel it’s life vibrating beneath your feet, in the whisper of air, in the thrilling […]
Wild Turkeys in Monterey, California Much to the chagrin of other drivers, I break for Wild Turkeys! There is something so fascinating to me about these creatures, and I love to watch them as they feed and move and plume their tail feathers. I took this photo one day as I walked.
Gardens can offer so much for the soul. Here, a garden gnome sneaks up on MIKE the CAT in the Potato Patch.
For the first time, I cooked a 14 lb. turkey in my Nesco Roaster. It was incredibly easy and was the best turkey I’ve ever roasted. I did have the concern that I wouldn’t get the beautiful color that conventional oven roasting delivers, yet my modest poultry came out perfectly. Here’s how I did it. […]
PLAY WITH FOOD – Pumpkin Carving When it comes to pumpkin carving, I’ve decided to push my limits so when I came across the book, PLAY WITH FOOD by Joost Elffers and Saxton Freymann, I was instantly ready for the challenge. The main technique illustrated throughout the book is to utilize the inherent characteristics of […]
My Lovely Orchid I love this photo because it reminds me of what incredible beauty awaits in the next bloom. It was a gift and I enjoyed it’s iridiscent blooms for many weeks. Suddenly they fell off and the plant seemed nearly dead. I found a book on orchid and learned to repot it. I […]
Check out VULTURE KING’s live performance in San Jose, CA. The band recorded their upcoming EP at Franklin Street Recording Studio in Monterey, CA and I was honored to get to spend time with them in studio. I love to be in presence of creative energy and VULTURE KING certainly has it! Check out photos […]
Voyaging across the Atlantic from America, hearts beating with anticipation, they were married in the first church they found upon coming ashore. Two new people – one new bond – in the land of love and tears. He rented the old tower that sat on the edge of the cliffs, knowing how much he and […]
Here’s the post I made on Facebook: “Thank you for all of the emails over the last 5 weeks. Just after Halloween I was diagnosed with triple positive breast cancer and have been very focused on taking the necessary steps to wellness. It’s crazy fast once one gets this news-surgery 2 weeks ago, chemo starts […]
Did you know that I love to work-out, especially with weights. There is something quite meditative for me in the physicality of movement, though Yoga and such lack a certain intensity that I thrive on. Sometimes I find myself daydreaming of a good little soccer game with a bunch of kids or an evening back […]