Saturday, December 26, 2009

Visit from the heron

This morning in the morning we were visited by a Great Blue Heron, who decided our boathouse roof was a great place to warm up on a cold morning.

Heron on the Lake

He came back in the late afternoon just before sunset (you know, 3:30 up here in Seattle)

B&W Heron on the Lake

Friday, October 16, 2009

Central Cali Coast

Wonderful day in and around Carmel, CA today. Temps in the 80's and blue skies.

Couple of photos from the day.

Central Cali Waterfall
Nice Waterfall directly onto the beach

Central Cali Sunset
Last light

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Hanging out in Santa Fe

The final day of the 2009 Balloon Fiesta was canceled due to high winds. Here are a few photos from the Santa Fe area during our trip.

Santa Fe Street Art
Santa Fe street art

Beautiful mountain road

B&W Aspens
Aspens in black & white

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta day 2

Day 2 at the Balloon Fiesta - another beautiful day

Dawn Patrol preparing for lift-off

Balloon being inflated

Heart decorated balloon passing overhead

Colorful detail

Balloon Formation

The sky was filled with balloons

Darth Vadar
Even Darth Vadar made an appearance

Inside of balloon a minute before lift-off

Fried Cheese Curds
Fried Cheese Curds @ 5:30AM????

Friday, October 9, 2009

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta day 1

In Albuquerque & Santa Fe for a few days, here are photos from this morning at the Albuquerque Balloon Fieta.






Friday, September 11, 2009

Bandon, Oregon

Beautiful Bandon-by-the-sea (where Laurence grew up)

Bandon Color-1
Cape Blanco State Park

Bandon Rock-1
More at Cape Blanco

One last Cape Blanco photo!


Face Rock-1
Face Rock

Morning Reflection


Moab Day 2-1
Sunset in Canyonlands National Park

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

We spent most of the day today up at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - it's about an hour north of Seattle. The flowers are in peak bloom this weekend - get up there if you can!

Tulips (1 of 8)

Tulips (3 of 8)

Tulips (4 of 8)

Tulips (5 of 8)

Tulips (6 of 8)

Tulips (7 of 8)

Tulips (8 of 8)

Monday, April 20, 2009


Today is our last full day in Hawaii. It's been a fantastic vacation - and today was the day of the turtle.....

Turtles (1 of 3)
Gotta come up for air every now and then

Turtles (2 of 3)
Getting to shore can be an adventure

Turtles (3 of 3)
Nice Place to catch a turtle nap

Friday, April 17, 2009

Pololu Beach

Today's adventure was a hike down Pololu Beach at the end of the highway in the Northwest corner of the Big Island.

Pololu Beach (1 of 2)
The view from the hike down to the beach

Pololu Beach (2 of 2)\
Looking the other way from the rocky beach

Thursday, April 16, 2009

More Big Island

We had a terrific day today - highlighted by a 5 mile roundtrip hike to 1 of 2 Green Sand Beaches in the world. Along the way we saw a massive (at least 60 members) pod of dolphins swimming close to shore - right at the most southern part of the US.

Big Island Day Trip (1 of 9)
A few dolphins in the pod

Big Island Day Trip (2 of 9)
Green Sand Beach from above

Big Island Day Trip (4 of 9)
Jennifer & Laurence @ GSB

Big Island Day Trip (7 of 9)
A serene turtle on a black sand beach

Big Island Day Trip (8 of 9)
Cactus Close-Up

Big Island Day Trip (9 of 9)
The Big Island's Wild Donkey's (for Steph's benefit)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Day trip to Hilo

We took a day trip from Kona over to Hilo for the day. Enjoyed a beautiful drive, mostly sunny, and some light hiking to waterfalls.

Hilo Trip (1 of 4)
Akaka Falls - over 400 ft

Hilo Trip (2 of 4)
Leaf Detail

Hilo Trip (3 of 4)
One of the smaller waterfalls - but technically, still a waterfall....

Hilo Trip (4 of 4)
Bamboo Forest

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