California Coast in Spring

September 30, 2015 at 8:06 pm (California, Nature, Nature photography, Photography, Wildlife) (, , , )

Pacific Coast Highway, California

Pacific Coast Highway, California

Spring comes to Southern California in winter, at least along the coast. The five-hour drive from my home in the High Desert took me through citrus groves and blooming almond trees, into the emerald green hills that looked like Ireland. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yosemite Glacier Point View

September 5, 2015 at 11:11 am (California, National Parks, Nature, Nature photography, Photography) (, , , )

Half Dome at sunset, Glacier Point view, Yosemite

Half Dome at sunset, Glacier Point view, Yosemite

Still catching up on my photo editing with these images of Yosemite from Glacier Point in early May. It is mesmerizing to watch the light change from late afternoon to early evening to sunset in a place like this. This was early enough in the season that the atmosphere was not veiled by smoke from nearby wildfires. Read the rest of this entry »

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San Juan Capistrano Mission

September 4, 2015 at 7:41 am (California, Photography) (, , )

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I’ve always wanted to visit the San Juan Capistrano Mission because of the tradition of swallows returning on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19.  The swallows have been missing for  years, but there are attempts to lure them back.  However, it is one of the most beautiful missions in California, with ruins of the original buildings, and a gorgeous basilica adjacent to the old buildings. Read the rest of this entry »

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