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Through The California Wine Country Wildfire & Pumpkin Patch at The Shed, Napa

I am typing this at my desk in my place in Napa. Pups and I got back here Sunday afternoon after a week of

Autumn Salad with Aged Goat Cheese, Pears & Bacon and Balsamic Shallot Vinaigrette

Indeed I am still here and enjoying Indian summer (several, actually, one after the other) here in the

Life in Napa | Dealing With A Forced Time-Out

Did you know that, in technological terms, a computer that is a mere seven-years-young is considered vintage?

Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe, O’ahu, Hawai’i

Located at the feet of the stunning Ko’olau Mountains, better known as the Pali (the distinctive narrow

Bathe In The Atmosphere Of The Forest With Instagramer Ellen Borggreve

A few months ago I discovered the exquisite forest photography of Ellen Borggreve. Since then I have not only

OSO Restaurant | Sonoma, California

Just over a year ago, I went out on a photo mission for the Boston Globe with specific requests for images of

Conan | The Sweet Chocolate Dobie

Meet Conan, the non-barbarian, super sweet Chocolate (the official color is Red) Doberman. This sweetie pie was

Forest Wonderland Cookies | When Baking and Art Meet

Aren’t these cookies exquisite? This is what happens when you state your theme, then give a talented

Life In Napa | The May Garden & Vineyard

So, how has your May been? Mine has been  much better, as in more fun. Things (projects) are still moving at a

 

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Pumpkin Season at EarthBound Farm Stand | Carmel Valley, California

Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins in all shapes, sizes and varieties (and all organic) are available at the

Hallowe’en | The Witching Hour is at Hand

Isn’t this just the most fabulous witch’s hat? This year will be the first time I will be doing

Autumn Walk in the Rain

Autumn is definitely my favorite season, and I have been yearning for fall foliage for months. Here in

Quinoa with Mushrooms and Kabocha Pumpkin

I have been enjoying quinoa in various preparations for some time. Wait, saying enjoying is a bit much, as I

Tropical Bounty at Honolulu’s Farmers’ Markets

Setting the alarm for 5:30am seems to have become the norm lately. So many things worth doing here in Hawai’i

The Carmel Journals | The White Rabbit in Wonderland

“I’m late! I’m late, for a very important date!” Have you ever followed the White

Eat, Shop, Gather and Learn at the Incomparable SHED | Healdsburg, California

As promised in my Healdsburg walk-about article, here we are back at the SHED for an in-depth look at this

Surfer Sunrise

I photographed these images at sunrise in a couple of locations along the windward coast of O’ahu, Hawai’i.

Tales of Tails | Little Lola, Daizy & Gizzy

Wiggles and woofs everybody! I thought it was time for a little cuteness overload this weekend, so I am sharing a few

 

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32 Self-Guided Shinrin-Yoku Invitations to Deepen Your Connection With Nature

I have finally completed all the behind-the-scenes work connected to this project, so here I am presenting to you my

Treasure Trove: Once Around – Mill Valley

One day a couple of months ago, I was googling (can you believe that is now a legitimate verb?) for art stores

Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 | San Francisco

About six weeks ago I found out about the Great Dickens Christmas Fair happening in San Francisco over the

Jim Channon | Intergalactic Shaman

Jim Channon is one of the most eclectic, colorful, creative, larger-than-life beings I know. Sometimes he can

Linguine with Zucchini Blossom, Shrimp and Saffron

I was in charge of keeping my friend Valerie’s garden alive while she and her husband were traveling a

The Majestic Coastal Redwoods of Muir Woods | Mill Valley, California

With this photo story, I am inviting you to relax and follow me on a virtual walk through the majestic California

The Carmel Journals | Foggy Morning About Town

Considering that in Carmel it is foggy almost every morning, I may have a Foggy Morning chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Behind the Photo: Vienna Woods, Austria

Sometimes, behind a photo there is a story. And sometimes, behind a photo there is a particular story. I have quite a

Sacred Place | Iolani Palace | Honolulu

‘Iolani Palace is the former official residence of Hawai’i’s monarchy, and the only royal