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Sep 082016
 

I love the color and character of the older docks, holding their sea warn buildings out of the salt water.  Walking the shore trail in Monterey provides a lot of an older ocean front scene.  It’s easy to find beauty to frame inside a viewfinder.  Just walk, look and dream.

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Oct 102015
 

Alone on the boat.  I can only imagine the freedom and power coming from being alone on the boat, just me and the elements.  Though the sailor here is quite close to the civilized shore, still he gets to work with the wind and water and the numerous feelings that come with mastering the craft.  In San Francisco Bay it’s easy to find many boats in close proximity.  Here, he’s not only alone on the boat, he’s alone on his slice of the bay.

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Mar 072015
 

Not the TV show.  It’s this couple sitting comfortably on their bench looking out over Monterey Bay.  Driving out past the old town center you come to a wonderful little park, sitting along the bay.  A sweet little spot to watch the waves and people; to meet friends and catch up on one another’s lives; to sit with your partner, just enjoying one of life’s vistas.

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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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Jun 092014
 

It’s such a beautiful drive out of Bellingham onto the Lummi Indian Reservation.  The road eventually hugs the water.  You cross over and then pass the mouth of the Nooksack River and then find yourself with unencumbered views back into Bellingham.  Expansive views that take in the whole panorama of the city.  If it was clear out all the way to the east, the ominous presence of Mt. Baker would be showing itself.  But today the ever present cloud cover is here yet again.  Clouds aren’t so bad really.  Especially when enjoying the drive, the air is warm enough and the views magnificent.

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May 302014
 

Leaving work on my way out to a crowded freeway, I always pass this spot on the bay.  Across from Sausalito it looks out onto the tips of the Golden Gate Bridge and just a bit south, onto San Francisco itself.  This evening, though, the fog had settled in.  The infamous Bay Area fog, getting sucked into the Gate and the City by the warmer air inland.  Yes, it makes everything cooler, colder even, but it sure makes for a great subject matter.

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Apr 102014
 

Weather is almost a factor in Bellingham.  If you’re a sun freak it’s probably not for you.  Clouds, whether or not it’s raining, are always in the equation.  I really didn’t like that part of growing up there.  I had a hunger for sun and the light.  Of course, now that I have lived other places and traveled quite a bit and even now live in sunny California, I appreciate the beauty of the place and its aggravating climate.  Now I enjoy rediscovering the beautiful spots of NW Washington.

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Mar 292014
 

Walking along the shoreline trail in Monterey I was struck by the rain squalls of the approaching storm and the calm seas and boats of the inner harbor.  As you know, I love a good storm and am attracted to different weather in general.  So why do I live in California?  I mean we have quite boring weather much of the time.  I know, many of you are just laughing as you persevere through cold and snow and rain and excessive heat; but all in perspective.

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Mar 202014
 

It’s so beautiful here out on the Islands.  I was out wandering around at dusk, not too far from my sisters house.  I’d been out on the Island all day, exploring, visiting old haunts, taking photos.  I used to live here myself.  I met my wife here.  Our daughter was born here.  I worked here.  I bathed in the beauty here.  I hiked and explored and made friends here.  It’s been a long time now, but I love to come back and surround myself in Island time and beauty.  I’ll be back this summer for a nephews wedding.

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Jan 202014
 

I’d been up Mt. Tam before but never really made the effort or took the time to photograph her.  She’s really one the great power spots of the San Francisco Bay area.  Yes, there’s the golden gate bridge and coit tower and all the rest; the truly famous icons of San Francisco.  But, when discussing natural wonders of the entire area, Mt. Tamalpais, just north of the city in Marin County, is near the top of the list.

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