Friday, December 18, 2009

Santa Barbara Island

Last night Scott and I watched another beautiful firey sunset. It was clear enough that Santa Barbara Island was visiable!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Lone Fisherman

Fishing off White Point/Royal Palms during the rain fall of 7 December 2009.


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Monday, December 7, 2009

Rainy Day in San Pedro

Today Southern California got much some needed rain. I went down to White Point, the beach near my house and captured this image of the run off from the area. We had our own waterfall.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Spectacular Sunset!

Last night as we got out of the car at Target, the sky was just breath taking with the setting sun reflecting off the bottom of the clouds! It was like the clouds were on fire! I am glad my husband suggested that I bring my camera along!

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Annual Wet Drills

Yesterday, Oct. 8, 2009, was the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles annual wet drills at Torrance Beach! As a Coast Guard wife, it is an honor and privilege to be able to photograph these women and men doing their job!


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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

My First Baby Photo Shoot

Here are a few photos from my session with Baby O last week!

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

My Moment to Brag...

After a year of hard work and training, our son Andy has finally received his wings! He is now a KC-130J Crew Chief!

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Seagull

We had an early dinner today in Long Beach. After we were done, we went for a stroll along the Pine Ave. Pier and found this fellow hanging out on the rigging of a sailing vessel.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Doing My Part!

Once a month I take my Belgian waffle maker (and all the other supplies needed) and go into the office and make waffles for breakfast. I have been doing this now for close to 2 years. They absolutely love it and it's great for their morale! When I first started doing this, it was just for my husbands office. There were 4 of them. Then other offices and individuals were invited. I was making waffles for close to 15 people.

Today was waffle day. There were only 6 people to make waffles for.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pipe Cutter

My husband and I were at the Angel's Gate Cultural Center to see the current exhibitions. When were done, we walked around the grounds and found this old pipe cutter.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sunset - 10 September 2009

I walked outside this evening to turn the sprinkler off and noticed the sky a beautiful shade of pink. I went back into the house and grabbed my camera. Here's one of the pictures I took.

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Cat Next Door

This handsome fellow lives next door and when he's outside, he loves to come over and see my girls. This morning I noticed him sitting under the tree outside the fence and couldn't resist grabbing the camera and getting this picture.

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Friday, September 4, 2009

My Sweet Baby

This is my girl, Socks. She was sitting at the gate this evening watching the world go by....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Serene

We pulled into the parking lot at Pt. Vicente lighthouse to watch the sunset. I couldn't resist getting out of the car and snapping this picture of a bicyclist enjoying the beautiful sunset too.

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Orange Moon

As the moon was starting to set in the western sky, it's color was brought to my attention. This rich burnt orange color (yes, it was actually this color) was just beauitful. I grabbed my camera, handed it to Scott and asked him to put on the 500mm lens and get it set up on the tripod while I put on shoes and a light jacket. This photo was taken about 12:30AM Sunday morning (30 August 2009).

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Station Fire

As we were leaving the commissary at Los Angeles Air Force Base yesterday (Saturday, 29 August 2009), Scott and I had noticed that the large cloud of smoke over the Station fire had increased in size. Once we got onto the 105 freeway, I had my camera at the ready and was able to get this shot of a Southwest airline jet coming in for a landing at LAX with the smoke cloud in the background.

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We got home, unloaded groceries out of the car. Put the cold stuff away and headed back out for more pictures.

Scott took this photo from Friendship Park.
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During our quest to get a better vantage point, we found ourselves driving in the direction of the fire. We ended up in La Crescenta on Foothills Blvd. standing on a corner, with other on lookers, watching the fire department helicopters and other aircraft doing water drops.
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The top of large plume of smoke
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I took this as we were driving along the 210 freeway.
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Friday, August 28, 2009

Rancho Palos Verdes Wildfire (Portuguese Bend)

My husband, daughter and I went out, along with everyone else, to see the fire. As I was heading out the door, I grabbed my camera. Here are some shots my husband and I took.

The 400 plus firefighters and 5 helicopters have tirelessly fought this fire thru the night. As I am typing out this blog post, they are still fighting the fire! These men and women of the Los Angeles fire department deserve a HUGE THANK YOU!!!!

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We saw this small fire flare up. Looking at it thru binocluars and the camera lens, you could see that it surrounded by firefighters. They had this fire out in less than 15 minutes!
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fire in the Angeles National Forest

Earlier this afternoon, a wildfire broke out in the Angeles Nat'l Forest. The smoke cloud can been seen for miles. I took this photo from the lookout on Gaffey St.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunset

I was going thru some old pictures and came across this one. I thought the palm tree looked great silhouetted against the colors of the setting sun.



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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hot Pedro Nights

This beautifully restored vintage car passing in front the historic Warner Grand Theater during the evening cruise.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Surfer Girl

I was at San Onofre beach on Camp Pendleton with my family and extended family yesterday. And while the family was out in the water trying to catch waves of their own, I spotted this young lady further down the beach catching wave after wave!

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Moth

One evening, after dark, I went into my bathroom. When I flipped on the light, I saw this little guy on the wall near the sink. I called downstairs to my husband to please bring me the camera with the 28mm-105mm Macro Zoom lens. I snapped a few shots and then left the moth be.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

White Dutch Iris

I captured this beauty outside my husbands office on Terminal Island.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

My Trip to the San Francisco/Alameda area

After living in California for 4 years, I FINALLY got to go to the San Francisco area at the end of July. We took the Coast highway up there. What a beautiful drive!

Here are some pictures from my trip.


Scott and I north of Big Sur on the drive up.
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I spotted these old pilings sticking out of the water during low tide as I was taking a stroll around Coast Guard Island my first day there.
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Later that afternoon on my first day, we went to Fisherman's Wharf for dinner. We put the top down on the convertible so I could take pictures as we drove across the Bay Bridge into San Francisco. Took this picture of Scott as he was driving.
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After dinner, we went to the Golden Gate Bridge. We walked out to the first set of towers. It was a freaky walk out there! When would stop to either take a photo or look over the side, with all the traffic going across, the bridge vibrated! *LOL* Here's Scott on the bridge.
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Later in the week, we made a trip to Napa Valley. We got stuck in traffic and didn't make in time to do any wine tasting. I was quite disappointed, but I did manage to get a couple of shots.

This is the tower at Robert Mondavi Winery. It's the same one that is on the bottles of Robert Mondavi wine bottles
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And this windmill is right across the street from Robert Mondavi Winery.
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