Sep 21, 2018

Carpinteria State Beach

wondering the beach or wondering the streets there's so much to photograph in Carpinteria

seals relaxing


 and my favorite art gallery



Aug 24, 2018

Flowers on Fabrics

I saw a post by designsponge on instagram showing repurposing florals by framedflorals it really sparked my interest since I always have flowers on hand to photograph. This is my first attempt of dying petals and flowers on fabric.







Jul 30, 2018

Escaping the Heat



A vacation to the beach is always welcoming to escape the summer heat. It was about 30 degrees cooler than home which was so relaxing. So much to photograph with the walks on the beach and walks to town. 














 So many beautiful flowers along Main St.


Jun 12, 2018

Gifts from my Garden


I am so happy and grateful for all the gifts from my garden each year. 


Cherries! This year they are a little late usually the birds have them gone by the first of May.


Pears are growing they should be ready in a several weeks.


Wisteria blooming for the second time this season.


I just love the wisteria pods they are so cool soft life velvet and olive green!


Lots of plums even though we trimmed the tree down this past winter. 




Peach tree but I couldn't find any peaches yet.




May 7, 2018

Hello Poppy Petals


Black and white study of the poppy petal. One of my favorite things about poppies are their wrinkled petals when they first open up from the bud.





Apr 3, 2018

My Soul is an Artist

It was an incredible day being part of the live audience at Sue's new studio. The interview she did with Joyce Tennyson was captivating since she is one of my favorite flower photographers. It was so interesting to hear Joyce's journey and thoughts on photography and her appreciation for personal work. I have her flower photography books and love how she describes photographing flowers like people and that they are beautiful through all stages of life - it's so true. I can't say enough about spending time around Sue anytime I can get the chance to do that I will take it. Her energy is so beautiful I always learn so much about being a better photographer and more importantly about being a better person. The new studio is gorgeous!