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Places 03-31-2016 Flight of Fancy at Eilean Donan Castle

Since I’ve never starred in an episode of Downton Abbey myself, I suppose our tour of Eilean Donan castle was the closest I’ll come.

People Places 03-22-2016 Sky High

Divide and conquer; That’s our strategy for surviving as parents of three kids. But when I’m not just surviving, I’m reminded that nothing speaks love to my kids like spending time one-on-one with them. When it was three-year-old William’s turn for what he calls a “Daddy/William Date”, he opted for Mexican food and a trip to the Aerospace Museum of California. He’d been dreaming about this …

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Places 03-16-2016 Rising Waters and a Quick Trip To Ireland

Sure, that famous Windows XP wallpaper was pretty, but I’m of the opinion that it could have used a few more trees. So when a rollicking rainstorm somehow transported me to the rolling hills of Ireland, I reckoned I’d better hop out of the car with my camera and get into action.

Things 03-08-2016 Oxbow the Flamingo

The words “Flamingo” and “Sacramento” usually don’t show up in the same sentence. On that Sunday, however, my little boy and I got as close to a safari as we may ever come without leaving our fair city of Sacramento.

People 03-04-2016 Tracking with the Zehnder Family

I’ve heard it said that you can never go home. But while photographing the Zehnder family, I came within three blocks of the place.

People Places 03-01-2016 Full of Promise

There are many feelings that I wish I could bottle, only to save away for some other time that I’m feeling thirsty for that sentiment. This moment of promise was precisely one of those times. Had it been bottled, I believe it would have aged quite nicely.

Places 02-22-2016 In-between Springs in Napa

Midwesterners reckon that out here in California, we don’t know the meaning of the word “cold”. And shucks, they’re right. In nearly thirty years of living here, I’ve never dealt with a frozen pipe. I’ve hardly ever had to scrape the morning frost from my windshield. I have to travel a ways up into the …

Things 02-17-2016 Bobbing Seagull

;Maybe the little mermaid was wrong. Perhaps life on dry land is overrated in the end, despite all the whosits and whatsits galore. Just ask our friend the bobbing seagull here…

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