Thursday, December 30, 2010

After Christmas Snow!

Connecticut received a good amount of snow on 26 December 2010. My husband and I were out in it looking for photos. We came upon this lovely shot on the grounds of UCONN at Avery Point.


Monday, November 8, 2010


Woke up this morning to this! It made driving into work such a joy. >:(


Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Stonington Harbor Lighthouse

After our move, getting some what settled and starting a fulltime job 2 weeks after arriving, here's one of the first photographs that I've taken in 4 months. Enjoy!


Here's a bit of history on Stonington Harbor Lighthouse.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Half Way There

It's Sunday morning and we got into St. Louis about mid to late Saturday afternoon. After getting showers and relaxing for a bit, we went to spend the evening with my mother. It was wonderful to see her and for her to see the kids. We'll spend today here and then continue East Monday.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Empty House

Yesterday our household goods were packed onto the moving truck and last night we slept on air mattresses in this empty house. The air mattress that Scott and I slept on had a leak in it. So we woke up on a flat air mattress on the hard floor. :( ... Tonight we stay in a hotel here locally and then begin our drive back to the East Coast.

Stay tuned for updates from the road!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Last Minute Stuff

It's Saturday and we are getting a bunch of last minute things done. I just wish we had one more day and a few extra set of hands! UGH!! .... The packers will be here on Monday!! When we get to Connecticut, we have got to get rid of things we don't use/haven't used in years!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

So Long San Pedro. Until We Meet Again.

Life has been crazy the past few months with getting ready for our move back to the East Coast. And now we are in our last week here in California.

When I first got here 5 years ago, I wasn't too crazy about California, but it grew on me. And I grew as a photographer. I will miss my home on the ocean.

In the future, I will be posting photos from Southern New England. And if possible, photos from our drive cross country.

Check back often and please feel free to leave comments!!

You gotta love the military life!


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Garage Fire

This fire happened just a few hours ago in the trailer park off 25th St. about a mile from where I live. We heard the sirens but really didn't pay attention to them at first. Then a few minutes later, we then heard a helicopter and my daughter went into her room and noticed it was a news helicopter hovering just up the coast. I had her start checking the local news stations and came across ABC 7 doing the live aerial shot of the fire. We grabbed our shoes, I grabbed my purse and keys and my daughter grabbed my camera bag and out the door we went!

It was a garage fire. I'm happy to report that no one was hurt!






Friday, February 5, 2010

Across the Marina

It's Friday and since it's raining here in Southern California today, I figured I'd go with the theme of Rain. I just love how the building stands out against the dark rain clouds.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I was driving thru the Coast Guard base heading to my husband's office, and noticed several people standing near the pier looking up at one of the light posts and taking pictures with their camera phones. I looked up and saw a bird that I had never seen before. My daughter and I were telling my husband about it and took him down to show him. After my daughter and I left, he went and took a picture and sent it to me. I looked it up and discovered it was an Osprey!


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Royal Terns

On Torrance beach at extreme low tide. I just love their reflections in the wet sand.


Friday, January 29, 2010

Clouds over Camp Pendleton

The clouds just before sunset while driving thru Camp Pendleton.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lost, Lonely and Eroded

I found this lost lonely eroded Matchbox car sticking out of the sand as my daughter walked along Torrance beach.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Wave

I got this outstanding capture after storm #2 passed thru SoCali last Tuesday. I can't wait to get it printed!


Monday, January 25, 2010

More Clouds!

We were driving past Trump National Golf Course and noticed the clouds. They were just beautiful! I just had to convert this photo to black and white because it made the clouds pop even more!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Black and White Cloud

I got home after being out looking for photos after one of the storms had passed and when I got out of my car, I looked up and saw this...


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Aftermath of the Second Storm

This week California is being hit by a series of storms. The first 2 have come and gone leaving a wake of destruction behind. Along with yesterdays storm, it produced lightning, thunder and several waterspouts. This morning, the weather forecasters are saying that storm #3 that is due to arrive sometime today is supposed to be the worst.

Here are a couple of photos from yesterdays aftermath.

This is looking down on White Point/Royal Palms. The beach was closed due to part of the hillside washing away.

Here is the end of 25th Street, where San Pedro ends and Rancho Palos Verdes begins. With the extremely heavy down pour, there was a small mudslide that covered 25th St. The road was closed for several hours during the clean up.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Daughter's Boyfriend

My daughter's boyfriend came home on leave for a couple of weeks for Christmas and I got the rare opportunity to do a portrait. The day he graduated boot camp and went to pick up his "boot camp" pictures, the company messed up his order, so he didn't get the photos. Anyway, I talked to him about letting me take his portrait and he was all for it! His parents were very grateful for the photos!


Friday, January 15, 2010


I had to take my sons cat to the vet earlier this week for a wound that was oozing pus. During the cleaning/irrigation of the wound, they ended up having to make an incision to drain a deeper pus pocket. Scout has a drain in her back and is not a happy camper. When I went back to pick her up, I asked the vet for a cone because I know Scout too well and knew that she'd lick and bite at the drain in her back. We have to irrigate it 3 times a day to flush out any remaining pus. It's a difficult thing to do because it is painful for her since the syringe has to go under the skin.

My heart breaks for her because she has hard time eating with the cone on. I took the cone off a few times, but she found that as an opportunity to run away to lick and bite her back. We have been hand feeding her. She desperately wants to go outside. As I sit here writing this, she's at the back door scratching to get out!

The drain in her back. The "hole" on the left is the original wound and the "hole" on the right in the incision the Vet had to make.

Wanting to go out back


Tuesday, January 5, 2010


I was at Pt. Fermin last evening with my husband to watch the sunset. I couldn't resist this silhouette against the purple sky.