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Experience

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Garden Grove, California (May 2005) Annual Strawberry Festival - four friends experiencing a thrill ride.

Dancing

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Pasadena, California (June 2009) Santa Anita Racetrack - Rosemary's Childrens Services annual "Star Chefs" event.

Man Becomes Man

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San Diego, California (November 2008) San Diego Zoo

Dreams Can Come True

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Orange County, California (October 2004) Newport Beach - warm day at "The Wedge."

Time Past

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San Diego (January 2005) San Diego Convention Center - the Red Line passing by.

Thank God For This Gift

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San Diego, California (January 2005) La Jolla Cliffs

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas!!!

Christmas Eve

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Christmas Eve - Nothing more satisfying then the joy on a child's face at some of the simpler things in life. What could be more enjoyable than a fun game of "Cootie."


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Christmas Eve

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Who would have thought Isabelle would want a "Buz Lightyear" action figure!

Christmas Eve

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Our son, Kyle, enjoying a very good Christmas!

Following In My Footsteps

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Uh oh, someone is following in my footsteps. Tread lightly little lady or we're gonna have a shootout!

How Beautifully Leaves Grow Old

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San Diego, California (January 2005) Balboa Park

Peace

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Oceanside, California (January 2005) Oceanside Pier - a surfer enjoying a California sunset.

Life Is A Beach

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Need I say more!

Your Better Is Best

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San Diego, California (January 2005) Imperial Beach - local skateboarder showing off for the camera.

Nature's Way

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San Diego, California (May 2005) San Diego Wild Animal Park

Anger Steals Time

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San Diego, California (May 2005) San Diego Wild Animal Park

Through The Eyes Of A Child

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Orange, California (October 2005) Pumpkin Patch

Reap What You Sow

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Oak Glen, California (November 2005) Apple Country

Refuse To Be Average

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Irvine, California (December 2005) - White pelicans nesting at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Life Is A Bridge

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Seal Beach, California (February 2006) Sunset at the Seal Beach Pier.

Pretty vs. Beautiful

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Anaheim, California (February 2006) Disneyland - A sample of the beautiful landscaping that can be found in the Magic Kingdom.

His Glory

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Santa Ana, California (September 2007) John Wayne Airport - Passengers taking off into the beautiful sunset over Newport Beach. This photo was taken from the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary next to the airport.

Stand On Solid Ground

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Irvine, California (September 2007) San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary - Grey Heron standing watch over one of the ponds.

Tread Upon The Heights

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Lincoln City, Oregon (September 2009) Beach House - while enjoying our family reunion on the Oregon coast, we were treated each afternoon to a family of deer grazing in the backyard.

Learn To Surf

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Huntington Beach, California (September 2007) South side of Huntington Beach Pier.

Stay On The Safe Path

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Huntington Beach, California (September 2007) Huntington City Beach - another busy day for the lifeguards on the beach.

He Will Redeem

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San Diego, California (September 2007) San Diego Zoo

A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

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Ramona, California (May 2008) Ramona Airshow - The Avenger was a torpedo plane used by the U.S. Navy. It saw its first combat at the battle of Midway, but it wasn't until later battles that it made its mark in history. It could attack with either a torpedo or standard bombs. Distinguishing characteristics include a long internal torpedo bay and a revolving turret for a rear-facing gunner.

Sings When the Dawn Is Still Dark

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Irvine, California (May 2009) San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary - Birds in flight are always a fun challenge to photograph.

A Great Day With Isabelle

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We had such a fun day with our granddaughter. The Anaheim Holiday Street Fair had lots for the kids do to. Here is Isabelle playing in the snow in Downtown Anaheim.

The Chef At Work

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Isabelle decorated her own Christmas cookie, which she shared with Papa, oh yeah!

Deep In Concentration

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Isabelle making her own Christmas ornament.

Stand Firm In The Faith

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Northern California (September 2009) Highway 101 - While traveling back home from Oregon, we found this buck on the side of the road enjoying the late afternoon sun.

Prepare Your Fields

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Chino, California (March 2009) Chino Hills State Park - The hills covered in fresh growth after the devastating fires of 2008.

A Wide Path For My Feet

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San Diego, California (September 2007) San Diego Zoo

In Peace I will Lie Down And Sleep

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San Diego, California (June 2009) San Diego Zoo - Hyena at rest.

Springs Of Water

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Irvine, California (September 2007) San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary - More than 300 acres in size, SJWS has more than ten miles of trails ranging from elevated, wide, packed dirt trails around ponds to lower, narrower trails as one moves north from the entrance trails. The sanctuary is a sustainable urban landscape comprising riparian areas, freshwater holding ponds, mild slopes, and seasonal meadows/marshes on the Pacific Flyway.

The River Of God

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Trinity County, California (September 2009) State Highway 299 - The Trinity River is the longest tributary of the Klamath River, approximately 130 miles, in northwestern California. Considered especially scenic, along most of its course it flows swiftly through tight canyons and mountain meadows.

You Feed Them

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Parks, Arizona (November 2009) Sister's Log Home - this bird feeder has become a popular dining establishment for a pair of resident squirrels.

Identify A Tree By Its Fruit

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Fullerton, California (July 2009) Fullerton Arboretum - is a wonderful place where you can inhale the fragrances of the Mediterranean, feel the cool shade of the redwood forest, delight in the glorious fall color of the northeastern United States, hear the rustle of the palm trees, take a break in a desert oasis, laugh at the funny forms of succulents, and breathe in the perfume of old fashioned roses. This collection of more than 4,000 plants, on 26 acres, is important for other reasons as well. The Fullerton Arboretum helps us to understand the diversity of the world’s plant life and the importance of protecting the earth’s plant treasures.

Your Light Was Born

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Grand Canyon, Arizon (October 2006) God's handiwork

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Garden Grove, California (Sometime way in my past) Gionet Home - A family together...it doesn't get any better than this! Pictured in this photo starting from front left around the table: Joyce, Neil, Brian, Elaine, Nicole, Nancy, Mike, Mom, Me.

What am I thankful for? I am thankful that God is in control in a world that seems to be out of control. Blessings everyone!

Lord, You have My Heart

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San Diego, California (January 2005) La Jolla - A Brown pelican cruising over the surf near the cliffs of La Jolla.

The Direction Of My Life

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Jerome, Arizon (July 2008) Cleopatra Hill - The road signs along the back road into Jerome are obviously used for target practice. Jerome is located at 5,200 feet between Prescott and Flagstaff this historic copper mining town was once known as the wickedest town in the west, Jerome grew from a settlement of tents to a roaring mining community. Four disastrous fires destroyed large sections of the town during its early history, resulting in the incorporation of the City of Jerome in 1899.

Finish First

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Pacific City, Oregon (September 2009) Cape Kiwanda - Oregon's largest sand dunes that rewards you with a sweeping view of the coast on either side of Cape Kiwanda and Haystack Rock. This is a popular location for sandboarding.

Your Eye Is A Lamp

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San Diego, California (December 2005) La Jolla - Brown pelicans can be found in great numbers on the cliffs of La Jolla during their mating season.

A Dream Fulfilled

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Inyo National Forest, California (September 2005) Patriarch Grove - The grove is the home of the world's largest Bristlecone Pine, the Patriarch Tree, which are thought to reach an age far greater than that of any other single living organism known, up to nearly 5,000 years. The Bristlecone Pine Forest is located at 10,000 feet and it's splendid remoteness and moonscape appearance gives the Patriarch Grove a surreal atmosphere. Bristlecone pines and limber pines dot the landscape with a background view of the Great Basin in Nevada.

Isabelle's School Party

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Today was Isabelle's Thanksgiving lunch with family at her preschool. The kids were so cute, but I was not aware that the pilgrims celebrated with mini corn-dogs and juice boxes. I guess I should have paid better attention in history class.

The Need For Speed

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Pismo Beach, California (July 2005) Sand Dunes of Pismo Beach are a great place to practice action photography. I realize this is not much of an inspirational image, but the photo is fun and the caption was an obvious choice from one of my favorite movies.