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Fall Photo Challenge

This is my contribution for Tom's chosen theme this time round: Fall. ...

Updated: Dec 05, 2011 12:51am PST

Lilli & Brody's birthdays-SD Canyon 7-20-11

Updated: Sep 25, 2011 9:00am PST

Chloe's Skate Party

Mom and Dad rented a skating rink for Chloe's 10th birthday... everyon ...

Updated: Mar 10, 2011 5:50pm PST


Camera Awesome Photos

Updated: Oct 19, 2013 3:45am EDT

Melissa & Steve's baby Saiorse

Updated: Mar 17, 2013 7:44pm EDT

228 Hall Bath

These photos are mostly variations of the tile design we liked best. T ...

Updated: Jan 06, 2013 1:12pm EDT

My Smug Mug

Updated: Dec 17, 2012 12:54am EDT

Our many "road trips" to Utah

This "road trip" gallery contains some "virtual copies" of photos that ...

Updated: May 24, 2012 3:22am EDT

Utah Road Trip (the I-15 from SoCal to SLC and Back)

This "road trip" gallery contains "virtual copies" of photos that are ...

Updated: May 23, 2012 6:43pm EDT

Garden 2012

Updated: Mar 21, 2012 5:00pm EDT

Fall Photo Challenge

This is my contribution for Tom's chosen theme this time round: Fall. ...

Updated: Dec 05, 2011 3:51am EDT

What is it?

Our current Photo Challenge theme is "What is it?" It was my turn to p ...

Updated: Oct 14, 2011 4:47pm EDT

Black & White Challenge

Well, I am once again, the last one in our group to post. But at least ...

Updated: Sep 04, 2011 1:34am EDT

Suspended objects

This is my very late entry for our Photo Challenge Group's latest them ...

Updated: Jul 28, 2011 11:01am EDT

Around the House

It was Deb's turn to pick our theme this month... which seemed easy. M ...

Updated: Jun 09, 2011 3:16am EDT

Tiburon Clubhouse Renovation/Repair Project 2009-10

The repair and renovation of our homeowner association's clubhouse fa ...

Updated: May 15, 2011 2:35pm EDT

Reflections Photo Challenge

Tom chose "Reflections" as the theme of this Photo Challenge. We all t ...

Updated: Apr 30, 2011 5:07pm EDT

2011 Knollwood restroom renovation

This has included: painting, new lighting, plumbing fixtures, a new co ...

Updated: Apr 22, 2011 5:37pm EDT

2011 Tanglewood Bathroom renovation

The Tanglewood bathrooms, which are part of our Tanglewood pool recrea ...

Updated: Apr 08, 2011 5:02am EDT

2010 Photo Exhibit

My contribution (finally) to our 2010 Photo Challenge Exhibition. Some ...

Updated: Feb 28, 2011 2:57am EDT


Quirky or funny signs...

Updated: Dec 01, 2010 3:43pm EDT

Miscellaneous fun shots

1. The first four frames I took at my son and his wife's; she had just ...

Updated: Dec 01, 2010 3:37pm EDT

People Photo Challenge

It was April's turn to pick the theme for this challenge, which was "P ...

Updated: Nov 03, 2010 5:51pm EDT

Photographers Night at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Favorites from an exciting evening that tested my photographic abiliti ...

Updated: Sep 28, 2010 1:40am EDT

What's the Story? Photo Challenge

Hmmm... what kind of story, I wondered? Then a plum fell into my lap! ...

Updated: Sep 21, 2010 3:05am EDT

Road Trip to Rainbow (everyone)

Updated: Sep 17, 2010 3:24am EDT

Texture & Design Photo Challenge

My entry for our August Photo Challenge theme, "Texture and Design." ...

Updated: Aug 18, 2010 11:50pm EDT

Food & Drink Photo Challenge

This is my entry for our fourth Photo Challenge; the theme was "Food & ...

Updated: Jul 13, 2010 3:12am EDT

Two Colors Photo Challenge

This is our third photo challenge, this time with a theme of "Two Colo ...

Updated: Jun 08, 2010 2:11pm EDT

Spring Photo Challenge

My sister in law both love photography. She suggested a "Spring Photo ...

Updated: May 24, 2010 4:12am EDT

Parks Photo Challenge

My sister in law and I decided to do another Photo Challenge, this tim ...

Updated: May 09, 2010 4:17pm EDT

Beef & Cabbage soup

Mmmmmm, cabbage soup, one of my favorites. It's got a sweet and sour t ...

Updated: Apr 08, 2010 3:39pm EDT


I have little storage space in my small townhouse, and none in my kitc ...

Updated: Mar 10, 2010 1:40am EDT

Pickled Beets & Onions

Beets were on sale at Sprouts... so I had to! Pickle them, that is.

Updated: Mar 09, 2010 4:41pm EDT

Tiburon's trees

A community's great greenery, which even here in southern California, ...

Updated: Mar 09, 2010 4:26pm EDT

San Dimas sunsets & rainbows

This gallery has photos I've taken of great sky views in Tiburon–from ...

Updated: Mar 09, 2010 4:25pm EDT

Palm Springs road trip, 7-14-09

My son and I took a road trip to Palm Springs and back. It was a blist ...

Updated: Mar 03, 2010 2:12am EDT

Sal's garden

Gardening on a postage stamp. My tiny backyard is 22 ft x 25 ft, which ...

Updated: Mar 02, 2010 7:57pm EDT

From my garden

Updated: Mar 02, 2010 7:38pm EDT

Winter Garden in San Dimas

Updated: Mar 02, 2010 6:15pm EDT

Dishes from my kitchen

I cook a lot, though that doesn't mean I'm one to put my nose up at le ...

Updated: Feb 16, 2010 4:28am EDT

Canning white beans (toot-toot)

Canning pints of small white beans; lots cheaper and less salt than st ...

Updated: Feb 16, 2010 4:18am EDT

Mustard pickles, first try

Updated: Feb 16, 2010 3:04am EDT

Asparagus pickles #1

I only recently had some pickled asparagus, and was smitten. They are ...

Updated: Feb 16, 2010 3:00am EDT

Beef & Barley Soup

Beef and barley soup is one of my husband's favorites, so I thought I' ...

Updated: Feb 15, 2010 8:49pm EDT

Bonelli Park and Puddingstone Reservoir - November 2008

This is another part of Bonelli Park, the southern section of Puddings ...

Updated: Feb 13, 2010 3:27am EDT

Pickled Asparagus (#2)

I pickled some asparagus a couple of months ago; it was my first try. ...

Updated: Feb 05, 2010 7:54pm EDT

Bonelli Park & Puddingstone - February 2009

I took these photos following a few days of rain at Frank G. Bonelli R ...

Updated: Feb 05, 2010 3:35pm EDT

Spencer in the garden

My cat loves our tiny garden, but like most cats, he thinks it belongs ...

Updated: Feb 02, 2010 4:22pm EDT

Rocky Racoon

We live near Bonelli Regional Park as well as a ravine. Both are home ...

Updated: Jan 31, 2010 7:53pm EDT

Pumpkins Galore - CalPoly Pomona

This is a yearly event, though it was the first time I went. Nice pho ...

Updated: Jan 30, 2010 5:49pm EDT

Brighton, Utah-Seasonal views

From my many trips to SLC-these are of Brighton, the ski resort, in di ...

Updated: Jan 27, 2010 3:33pm EDT

Canning pumpkin

I used one of the two pumpkins I got at Cal Poly's Pumpkin Patch. It w ...

Updated: Jan 24, 2010 5:27pm EDT

Fire, smoke... meat!

It was 4th of July weekend; we spent it quietly in a very American way ...

Updated: Jan 24, 2010 1:31pm EDT

Huntington Beach - surf & shore

I had just gotten my new camera and ventured into the difficulties of ...

Updated: Jan 24, 2010 1:01pm EDT

Zion National Park in winter

These photos were taken in early January 2009. I have been to Zion man ...

Updated: Jan 24, 2010 9:51am EDT

Sunset and smoke 9-09

Southern California sunset as filtered by smoke from the wildfires. We ...

Updated: Jan 23, 2010 6:22pm EDT

Tree down in Tanglewood Pool!

On January 21, 2010, the series of storms in California brought down a ...

Updated: Jan 22, 2010 7:40pm EDT

Your Bio

I'm a retired graphic artist.

My favorite subjects are usually close to home: my cat, my family, my tiny garden and my community which includes a number of parks, equestrian trails, a rodeo arena, a water theme park, a regional airport and the LA County fairgrounds, a facility known as Fairplex.

I often enjoy doing close-ups, and as I use my new camera, hope to experiment with these some more. For a number of reasons, I don't travel much, but when I do I make sure I have my camera with me!

I am currently using a Canon Digital Rebel Xsi and am building a modest collection of lenses, filters, tripods, etc. However, I have always placed the importance of composition ahead of added photographic equipment and gadgets to "get the shot." This is partly because I need to "travel light," but I also am of the opinion that the best technical skills cannot make up for poor composition.

Anyone can enjoy my public galleries, which generally contain photos of landscapes, wildlife, city/community places and events, closeups, still lifes and my cat Spencer. These are available to everyone to view, but not to download or to purchase prints, cards, etc. My galleries that contain photos of family and friends (and which often have identifying captions) are unlisted (ie., private); most are included in my Friends & Family Sharegroup.

If I have sent you a link for an unlisted gallery, that is the only way to access it. If you think you may want to access it later, please save the link or email me for another.

If I've sent you a link for my "Friends and Family" sharegroup, then you can access all of the galleries in that sharegroup.

None of my galleries or their photos–whether public or unlisted–are to be used for any commercial or other similar purpose without my permission. Friends or family members who I have invited to view unlisted galleries may download, order prints or merchandise, or share photos with other family members and friends, but only with the understanding that none are to be posted online, sold or otherwise used without my permission.

If you know me personally and happen upon my public galleries here, please contact me if you'd like to see more.

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