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.