Favorite New Zealand Sunrises and Sunsets

Raglan Sunset

I previously shared my favorite sunrises and sunsets from Belize, and here are my favorites from New Zealand.  Technically, a couple of these are taken the opposite direction to capture the glow. Bay of Islands Sunset Paihai Sunrise Raglan Sunset Continue reading Favorite New Zealand Sunrises and Sunsets

Favorite Belize Sunrises and Sunsets


I’ve admitted before that I’m a little nuts about taking photos of sunrises and sunsets.  So, I thought I’d share some of my favorites from my recent trip starting with Belize.  Which one your favorite? Caye Caulker Sunrise Caye Caulker Continue reading Favorite Belize Sunrises and Sunsets

Everett Waterfront

I’m enjoying finding my creative side with SnapSeed on my iPad. This photo was taken on the Everett Waterfront. I wanted to try out some drama/vintage editing tools. I like the fun effects.

Laptop or iPad

I have a huge internal debate going on right now…should I take my laptop on my iPad on my grand adventure? There are pros and cons for each… iPad Pros Light weight and more compact. Safer…it’s not as obvious to Continue reading Laptop or iPad

Mother Nature’s Mirrors

Heather Lake

Today’s #FriFotos them on Twitter is MIRRORS.  I immediately thought about a hike I did to Heather Lake this summer.  The water was perfect…not a ripple in sight.  It was the most beautiful lake I hiked to all summer.  It Continue reading Mother Nature’s Mirrors

Puppy Love


I can’t help but share these photos of my friend’s new puppy.  I had a blast taking them and he’s so dang cute.  These are also some of the first photos I’ve taken with my new camera.

Cougar at Northwest Trek


I had to share this photo of the cougar at Northwest Trek.  I love how relaxed he looks while he’s grooming.  Made me feel like he was cleaning up just for me.

Northwest Trek

Bull Moose

I’ve written about Northwest Trek before.  It’s a great wildlife park in which the animals roam free (at least the herbivores and omnivores) and the humans are escorted through the park via a tram.  I much prefer this option over Continue reading Northwest Trek

Nature Photography at the University of Washington Arboretum


This is the second photography workshop I participated in, instructed by Irene of IJ Photo.  We spent four hours wandering around the University of Washington Arboretum taking several types of nature photography (macro, landscapes, and even portraits within a nature Continue reading Nature Photography at the University of Washington Arboretum