To the River

Explore. Discover. Remember. This weekend we took advantage of the January sunshine (summer in winter? Would be nice except we need rain!). Anyway, we decided to investigate up the path by the Highway 49 bridge. Even though I grew up in this area, I still have areas that are brand new to me. Partly because locals…

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Memory Lane 2014

What a year. 2014 a year of surprises. We surprised my dad with a weekend in Santa Cruz for his seventieth birthday. My mom rented a house in Aptos and we visited with cousins and aunts and uncles. We toasted to many more celebrations. a year of growing. My first paid photography sessions. Which inspired…

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Nevada County Nutcracker

Anika is a soldier. Ian is a Mouse. This is Ian’s first year in the play. First time on a big stage. With the big sets and lights and music. He wasn’t too sure at first. But now? Now, it’s fun! Now, let’s do it again. That theater bug, the one that quickens the heart…

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New Waters

My little mermaid, painted with the Brushstroke app. How is it December 19 already? This month has flown! I am trying to make myself rest a bit. Not successfully. But intentions are a beginning, right? I have ideas simmering about Emotions after a Flare, Pain Storms (isn’t that an apt descriptive phrase? Not my own, btw),…

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Black and White Challenge

Last week I was tagged for the Black and White Challenge by Kial James (@kialjames on Instagram). Post five b&w photos in five days. I am reluctant to give myself more quests, but this one was short enough and novel enough that I took the inspiration and ran (shot?) with it. Confession- I don’t photograph…

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Sarah and Tim Forever

October weddings. Everything goes colorful in autumn. And I am a little bit biased since my wedding was in fall. We gathered at the lake this year for Sarah and Tim. They brought families together for laughter and fun. Thank you for sharing your special day with Giovanni and me! May your golden wishbone earrings…

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New Suspension Bridge

The Forest Trails Alliance has an awesome new adventure for anyone near Nevada City. This suspension bridge recently opened on the Deer Creek Tribute Trail. It spans the Deer Creek with amazing views. Maps can be found at the Outside Inn if you would like more information about finding the bridge. We enjoyed an easy hike and…

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