Category Archives: US – California

Painting the desert

We had waited too late. Just at the point where we started to climb up the switchback trail at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the sun seemed to get hotter. We hiked back down to the desert floor. Why does it … Continue reading

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A favorite travel destination for us

If we were to rank our favorite destinations, the list would most certainly include great scenery with birds and blooms. Add to that warm weather and plenty of sun. That’s why we made a return trip to Borrego Springs, in … Continue reading

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Trying out new settings

Don’t get in a rut, we told ourselves, but it was too late. It’s been almost 2 years since we got our camera and the setting rarely has moved from manual. So, Beth moved the switch off manual, and we … Continue reading

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Expectations when we travel

One reason we travel is to visit a place different from where we have lived. We’re not necessarily looking for “exotic” or “foreign,” though those are welcome, too, but, with time and experience, we’ve learned to appreciate and enjoy beautiful … Continue reading

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Not expected, but dealing with it

For travelers who check weather conditions, southern California can generally be counted on for dry and sunny weather at this time of year. On our drive from the Bay Area down to the desert, we passed through high wind, threatening … Continue reading

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Palm Springs

Oh, to be in Palm Springs! Warm sun, relaxed, a feeling of being removed from the cares of the world….still, important things have to be done: we joined in solidarity with many others around the world on January 21st to … Continue reading

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The colorful white slope

White flakes of snow fell during the night. It was time to head into the mountains for some photography and sledding. Now our photography took on a new dimension. Color. We combined that with practicing how to capture images of … Continue reading

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Someone else’s vacation

We plan all of our own travel. We carefully choose our destination, where we stay, and how we spend our time. But for three days in December, everything was going to be different. Our daughter, Anna, invited us to join … Continue reading

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Binge watching

Binge watching can be a guilty pleasure. For some, it’s TV or movies. For others, it’s sports. Let me tell you about ours. We took off on a road trip headed due north, from Calipatria, California (close to the Mexican … Continue reading

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Gardens under water

We have visited and photographed gardens all over the world. It occurred to us that some of the most amazing “gardenscapes” we’d ever seen were at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Check it out: We love gardens, and these Technicolor marine … Continue reading

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