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Dec 312014
 

So we put a wrap on one year and welcome in another.  For me I know I’m looking forward to a much better year.  One filled with renewed health and much more photography.  It’s been a difficult ’14 with unexpected health issues which I’m still working to alleviate but I’m not without my eternal optimism.  Goodbye 2014.  Hello 2015.

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Dec 182014
 

It’s fun walking around a big city during the Christmas holidays.  The bustling people, the decorations, the festivities.  If you actually have to get something done it may be a different story, but just to be there and be a part of everything, basking in the warmth of the season, is what it’s all about.

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Dec 132014
 

I love hiking where there is no trail, just traipsing through the forest.  During the fall, after the rains start, it’s even more of a thrill to follow my nose and legs in search of the forest mushroom.  It’s not as easy now living in a drier climate, and I certainly don’t get out as much.  Still, I always find the hunt exciting.  Maybe it’s some genetic thing left over from the days of needing to hunt for food.  When not wondering, I can always just go to the forest and look.

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Dec 092014
 

It was a beautiful October stretch and I wanted to get away.  So, I jumped in the car and drove the 5 hours up to Yosemite.  Much different than the walking days of John Muir.  I wanted to hike up to Cathedral Lakes and was prepared to spend the night.  I figured it was a great time for some fall  shots, it was fairly clear out and no forecast for any precipitation.  No snow at the trail head so a full go.  As a got higher, some patchy snow showed up at when I got to the upper lake it was mostly snow covered with nobody around.  Wow!  How unexpectedly beautiful.  And cold.  When the sun started to set with some cloud cover rolling through it was even better.

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Dec 052014
 

Highway 1 in California is one of those roads that’s a must do.  No matter where you catch on, it’s a scenic joy ride.  I don’t live far from a section of it and I always enjoy the drive.  I’ve driven by Tomales Bay many a time and even kayaked across it.  Believe me it’s not always this calm, but when it is it can be as glass.  The fog descends, the light mist appears.  Pt. Reyes becomes more distant.

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Dec 022014
 

Nothing like the south for an old west coast boy.  I love old and the south is so much older.  Walking along River St. with its old buildings and their new shops is an evenings entertainment.  But, in order to get some perspective I crossed the bridge and went over to Hutchinson Island where I could see the frontage landscape.  It’s a charming part of town.

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