Category Archives: Ramblings

Goodbye Summer

Goodbye Summer

As a photographer, you have to take advantage whenever you can of great light opportunities.  The other morning, as summer continued its fruitless campaign at asserting itself as a season, clouds hung low over the valley to the east. I headed back out to a place I remembered on one of our house-hunting expeditions from the same… + Read More

From the Redwood Forest to the Olympic Peninsula

From the Redwood Forest to the Olympic Peninsula

As summer winds down and the we count the days before Alex returns to school as a third-grader on two hands, we jumped at the opportunity to hit the road.  This time, we were off to Washington and the town of Sequim on the Olympic peninsula.  Along the way, we visited two national parks and… + Read More

Our new fuzzy friends

Our new fuzzy friends

An alpaca (Vicugna pacos) is a domesticated species of South American camelid. It resembles a small llama in appearance but alpacas were not bred to be beasts of burden, rather they’ve been bred for their valuable fiber.  Part of what has always been a dream for us is to have just enough land to grow our own food and to have a few… + Read More

Cancer, whiskey and a razor

Cancer, whiskey and a razor

We all go through times in our lives where are just living day to day, getting things done, pushing forward. We forget to stop and smell the roses, to take time for ourselves and our family and we forget to enjoy this precious gift of life we have. Moving, for us, took a toll on… + Read More

Epic Surf Along the North Coast

Epic Surf Along the North Coast

I thought this would be a good post for today as much of the US is by now, thoroughly done with Winter and good news…Spring is just 3 weeks away!  On the same gorgeous day the Mavericks Invitational was set to be held down in Half Moon Bay, I ventured up the coast with my… + Read More

Winter at the Golden Gate

Winter at the Golden Gate

At the risk of coming off like a simpleton who only comments on the weather…here I go with yet another weather-related post.  Moving out west from the cold, dreary, depressingly-long winters of New England, I was enamored with the year-round pleasantness of San Diego and thought I would never leave.  After about 8 years however, I… + Read More

We Love Cotati!

We Love Cotati!

When we first arrived into Sonoma county – looking for our new home and a place to establish some long-term roots – we stumbled across a little town that we’d never heard of before,  Cotati.  Cotati is where we found the perfect temporary rental for us, our three dogs and 6 chickens and one cat… + Read More

Autumn in Sonoma

Autumn in Sonoma

Had to pull over on my way into Sonoma and take a moment to appreciate how beautiful California is this time of the year. This valley will look a lot different in another month so watch this space… + Read More

Wish me luck

Wish me luck

Anyone who knows me (even just a little) can see that I what I lack in focus, I more than make up for in enthusiasm.  Our blog is meant to keep people up-to-date with what we’ve been up to lately but sadly, I’ve let my role in this slip.  It’s not because we’ve been slacking,… + Read More

For The Love Of Vans

For The Love Of Vans

Awhile back, I was checking the surf at Seaside reef in Cardiff, when local legend Rob Machado cruised in to the parking lot to do the same in his van.  I’d run into him a few weeks earlier at my local lab (he’s a talented surfer and  artist) when he commented on my van which was idling… + Read More

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