Monday, November 30, 2009

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.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

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.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

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.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Your Light Was Born

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

Thursday, November 26, 2009

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!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

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.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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.

Monday, November 23, 2009

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.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

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.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

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.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Isabelle's School Party

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.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Things Are Going To Change

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Yachats, Oregon (September 2009) Heceta Head Lighthouse - Off Highway 101 in Central Oregon. On the west side of 1,000-foot-high Heceta Head, 205 feet above the ocean, the lighthouse is one of the most photographed on the coast. The light at top of 56-foot tower was illuminated in 1894; the automated beacon, seen 21 miles from land, is rated as the strongest light on the Oregon coast.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Give Faith A Fighting Chance

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California (October 2005) Sunrise on Highway 395 near Mono Lake, South of Lee Vining.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Formed The Mountains

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Overton, Nevada (April 2006) Valley of Fire State Park - located 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Valley of Fire is Nevada's oldest and largest state park, dedicated 1935. The valley derives its name from the red sandstone formations and the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert. Ancient trees and early man are represented throughout the park by areas of petrified wood and 3,000 year-old Indian petroglyph.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Simple Things Of Life

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Fountain Valley, California (September 2009) An afternoon at the park with our granddaughter. Not to have a care in the world - the innocents of childhood.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Praise The Lord

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El Salvador (March 2008) Central America Pacific Coast beaches offer beautiful sunsets. The memories of this trip will be with me for a lifetime.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Give Your Burdens To The Lord

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Laguna Beach, California (December 2008) A day at the beach with some fellow photographers. We sometimes get tunnel vision when photographing the ocean or sunsets when there are so many other interesting scenes around us.

Friday, November 13, 2009

God Loved The Birds

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Parks, Arizona (November 2009) A Steller Jay enjoying "take out" food at the Rudofsky homestead.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Family

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Pacific City, Oregon (September 2009) Cape Kiwanda - My sisters and I climbed one of 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 spot for sandboarding. The food at Pelican Pub & Brewery was fantastic too!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

Today we celebrate our Veterans ~ the heroes of our freedoms.

PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!!!

Beauty Does Not Last

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Guatemala (March 2008) Esquipulas - The outdoor marketplace is a popular stop for many tourist. This local vendor was selling her wares outside on the street.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Teamwork

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Claremont, California (March 2006) Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens - The largest botanic garden dedicated exclusively to California's native plants. Founded in 1927, the Garden is nestled into 86 acres in the city of Claremont, near the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Ask The Lord For Rain

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Parks, Arizon (November 2008) Garland Prairie - My sister and I saw some abandoned homes in the prairie as we were returning from Scholz Lake. We returned to photograph these homes with the sundown light.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Iron Sharpens Iron

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Orange County, California (May 2005) San Juan Capistrano - A wonderful town to explore on foot. This group of local men were enjoying an afternoon chat near the train depot.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Everlasting Mountains

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Grand Canyon, Arizona (October 2006) The South Rim - Fall is a good time to photograph the Grand Canyon. Usually some great clouds in the sky from the monsoon season.

Friday, November 06, 2009

You Guide Me

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Huntington Beach, California (August 2008) Huntington Beach Central Park - Civil War reenactment held each year in this park. A goldmine for a photographer.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Beauty Is The Shadow Of God

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San Diego, California (December 2005) La Jolla Cliffs - Brown pelicans can be found at the cliffs in numbers during the Winter. The males manifest beautiful colors during this mating period.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Trust In The Lord For Protection

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Huntington Beach, California (November 2006) Bolsa Chica Wetlands - My first trip to this preserve. Many species of birds call these wetlands their seasonal home. A very good place to spend a morning just walking and enjoying God's creatures.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

I Will Put My Trust In You

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Newport Beach, California (April 2007) - "The Wedge" a favorite place for the daring. On this day the surf was high, and as always at The Wedge, the waves break wickedly into the beach. Definitely not for the novice boarder.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Enjoy Your Grandchildren

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Newport Beach, California (January 2005), "The Wedge" in Newport Beach is popular for body surfing. These young lads were enjoying the beach during one of the many school holidays in January.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Smile Because It Happened

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My overworked, underpaid best model, my niece Alisyn.