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...

more texture

los cabos, mexico

Here are some pictures from my recent holiday to Los Cabos, Mexico.  June 5th-12th…2010.  Was lovely weather.  Lovely people.  And Lovely drinks…..of course until they threw that last tequilla shot down your throat! There is a lot of tequilla shooting going on in Mexico!

I would really love to find a way to move to Mexico.  Live and work from there. I feel at peace when I am there.  At home.

Hope you enjoy the photos.

Joey in the pool at the resort. an everyday pose for him while there.

silver sellers playing cards. waiting for rush hour.

waiting for customers

horses and the beach.

early morning fishing

in downtown san jose. a thrifty's ice cream? they don't even exist in the states anymore.


he's got something he wants to show someone!

and he won't stop till his mission is complete!

red alert

double red alert

joey c'mon man hurry up!

tequilla tasting shop- inside out

tequilla tasting shop- loved the light and glass combo

just liked what i saw

sign on a tequilla shop door

what you need? baby I got it!

tiny corner shop in san jose

another shop in san jose

I see color!

i like to eat cactus

cabo san lucas-lover's beach-dangerous waters

joey at lover's beach contemplating life

joey and our new friend heather at lover's beach

crash...splash...lover's beach

leaving lover's beach in the water taxi

leaving the lovers behind...

human statue

sellin' on cabo san lucas beach

the end.

piglet the genius

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.  “Pooh!” he whispered.  “Yes, Piglet?”  “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw.  “I just wanted to be sure of you.”

i love this quote. Sometimes you just want to know he/she is there.  whoever it might be…a person you trust.  a person that holds your secrets. a person that cheers you on. encourages you. loves you unconditionally. a person that makes you feel safe.

the day when you look in the crowd and expect them to be there, and they have vanished, is a day the heart hurts.

sometimes, we must feel that.