Decorating Easter eggs with scarves and turmeric


Search pinterest “how to dye easter eggs with silk ties” and you’ll get a ton of results on this fun decorating idea.  I didn’t have silk ties but, I found some old scarves and put the method to the test.  It worked like a charm!  I also used the simple method of using a rubber band on eggs and dyeing them in turmeric.  It was amazing the deep yellow color I got just out of 20 minutes of soaking.  Will definitely use this technique again, and plan ahead with a trip to the thrift store searching for silk ties!

My backyard in December through my Nikon D7000 and 85mm/1.4g lens (Danville, CA)



my lemon tree


My 855mm/1.4g  lens I hadn’t unpacked in over a year since we moved to California!  Yikes!

Port Angeles sunset with fire haze – magenta halo with Nikon D7000

2015-firehaze-sunset-haloHey shutterbugs!  Anyone have tips on removing the magenta halo around sunset shots?  I have tried the natural and vivid picture settings and this halo shows up with both settings.  Appreciate the help! – Amelia

Breakfast salad (Sideboard -Danville, CA)

Salad for breakfast? Hella yeah!! Baby kale, poached eggs, bacon, shaved fennel, parmesan cheese, and goddess dressing.  What’s not to love?? Still my fav at Sideboard in downtown Danville.  Yum…

Love our planet and all creatures big and small (dolphin – Big Island, Hawaii)

Celebrate the earth by taking care of this planet that feeds our hunger, quenches our thirst, and gives joy through playful dolphins, stunning sunsets, and colorful flowers.  This dolphin played in the wake of our catamaran earlier this year on the Big Island in Hawaii. The sight of this dolphin reminds me how much I care about keeping our oceans clean for our creatures to swim, play and be part of our lives. Our planet takes care of us and it’s up to us to conserve, keep our waters clean and our soils healthy and free of toxins.  How will you celebrate, show gratitude, and take care of our generous planet today…and every day?  When we take care of our planet, we take care of ourselves.  Love and light…

Happy Earth Day 2015 - Spinner Dolphin - Big Island, Hawaii

Happy Earth Day 2015 – Common Dolphin – Big Island, Hawaii