Friday, December 16, 2016

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Gazing across the bowl of an active volcano sends shivers down your spine. It is absolutely humbling to witness the immense pressure of earth forces. This volcano is called Kilauea and you are looking at the Halema'uma'u Crater. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lava Glow

Rise and shine! That alarm went off at 4am for an early morning walk to the ocean's edge, where fire meets water. Those billows of smoke rise up endlessly, as the flowing lava leaves its trail of blackened crust. So amazed by another Big Island wonder! 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Green Sand Beach Hike

Here are some photos from our honeymoon in Hawaii! Day one was an oceanside hike to Papakolea Beach where the sand is green from an accumulation of a mineral called Olivine. Soaking up these gorgeous views at the very southern tip of the Big Island! 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sage Desert

The first adventure into the desert where only the toughest, most resilient life survives the unrelenting sun. The colors are washed out; the soft tones blend together so beautifully outlined by skeletons. It is new to me, seeing the arid landscape so widespread, and so consuming. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Silver Strand Open Ocean

Silver Strand State Park. Here we are, enjoying a brilliant blue beach in November. This water and sky... breathe that salty air! 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Destination San Diego

Here we are at the grand finale, San Diego! First impressions are dreamy beach gravity, easy living, and sunny warmth to uplift every mood. I think we will like it this good energy.      :)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Yosemite Valley

The last site on our road-trip to San Diego. Ithaca to Seattle to San Diego about 4,400 miles and a lot of great memories made. This is the famous Yosemite Valley. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Crater Lake

If I didn't know better, I would be convinced this place was the end of the world. That nothing exists beyond those mountains and across that water. This place is reminds me of the Danish light, that soft glow that illuminates and highlights.  It is quiet and long, a pleasure to take in. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Taiwan On!

A big crew of American's go to Taiwan! Peggy and Jonathan take the plunge and we got to go along for the ride. It was a great wedding full of love, family, friends, and good food! At the end Peggy shares the bouquet, each woman takes a ribbon and gives it a tug. The longest ribbon wins - you are married next!  

After the wedding, the newlyweds gave us a primo tour of the Island. We spent a day by the ocean, a day in Taroko Gorge hiking, explored Tainan, and river rafted! The trip was absolutely wonderful and we felt so lucky to be there.