lingering venice beach

a few Venice Beach photos I took awhile ago.

a copy b copy c copy d copy


lensbaby lake tahoe playing

i played a little bit with my lensbaby lens on the quick tahoe trip.  these pictures make me dizzyyyyyyyy.

blue jay tree chillin. shot with lensbaby.

neighbor dog creeping around. shot with lensbaby.

he dined and dashed! told ya not to trust them squirrels! shot with lensbaby.

partial. shot with lensbaby.

yard. shot with lensbaby.

pine needles on small tree. shot with lensbaby. whacked out effect that was produced.

im not in los angeles anymore. or am i?

this fourth of july, amy and i went for a hike through the escondido falls trail in malibu, ca.  it was beautiful.  certainly took you away from the los angeles city surroundings and placed you in a world of wonderland.  i truthfully didnt know such places existed so close to my concrete based, technological superhighway called home.

the trail was not manicured by any means.  and was said to be easy-moderate.  hmmmm not so sure i would follow that definition.  but that was part of the fun i suppose.  it was like a guessing game at points as to which way we were suppose to go.  as well as which plant was poison ivy.  but once we reached the falls, tier by tier, every question in my mind that popped up along the way (i.e. are you out of your mind donna) made the trek well worth it.  and i would do again without question.

I am a wuss with heights, and did get momentarily paralyzed at one point when trying to act like a hot shot tough guy.  landing up over a cliff feeling dangerously close to my death.  okay thats a little dramatic, but it sure felt that way at the time.  I am also a little bit of a puss when it comes to wild animals…okay a big bit of a puss, but the wildest thing we saw were lizards, and i can deal with those.

enjoy the pictures and dont forget to smile at a stranger today.

now how the heck do we get up there?

amy at the first of the falls


i love the moss

a lushy trickle

i spy.....amy....


this reminds me of a sci fi flick...

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