Angela and Rob by the River

What a beautiful day to gather by the river and celebrate love. Angela and Rob flew from Texas to be among family to enjoy beginnings. Spring green and sweet sunshine celebrated right along with everyone. They passed the rings around at the beginning of the ceremony. Everyone added quiet wishes as the nest passed from hand to…

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Nevada County Coloring Club Favorite Books

Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore. We discovered the joys of coloring with a grown up twist. Bring together mimosa drinks and art-quality pencils and beautiful modern coloring books to create a wonderful morning! Our first two gatherings have been incredibly inspiring and fun. The coloring community is lovely! From the beginning, I knew we would give…

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The Ordinary Day Challenge

I thought, “I don’t need the big camera. We’re not going anywhere fancy. Or picturesque.” Still, photos could be a good challenge. Look for the moments within moments. Ordinary moments turned extraordinary. I adore the reflections. And I couldn’t have planned all the yellow and green- that’s synchronicity at work. Anika’s current favorite thing is this stuffy…

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Mermaids at the Children’s Festival

Celebrate the woods and magic and childhood! The Children’s Festival is one of our yearly favorite events. Volunteers organize an epic Renaissance Festival with crafts and activities. This year, we brought mermaids! We met Penney the Clown before the event and she painted the girls with dreamy colors. Anika made the crowns the day before…

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Underwater Fun (and Blues)

Oh, summer! Sunshine and water and underwater photos. I wait all year for underwater photography. The first few weeks, I took hundreds (okay, maybe a thousand) underwater images. I won’t share them all. But we were having a blast. Underwater dancing, underwater karate, and, of course, mermaids. Then my underwater camera, an Olympus Tough TG-3,…

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Locked in a Haunted Backyard

“We’re bored,” the kids said. I suggested they go in the backyard and film a documentary about discovering haunted relics. “Find your abandoned toys in the hedges,” I said. And they became Locked in a Haunted Backyard. Locked in a Haunted Backyard Part 1 I put the video clips together and added sound effects on iMovie….

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Vacation Looks Like

Our yearly trip to Tahoe this year found us appreciating the simple adventures outside our door. A fire burned in the mountains, so this view was smoky for most of the week. We played a lot of ping pong and pool. Posing for photos :) Anika fell in love with playing pool this year. And…

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