Raindrops on purple smoke bush (Danville, California)

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Good morning bird of paradise! (Danville, CA)

First springtime in our new California home…and excited about watching our first bird of paradise open up in our backyard! 🙂

Bird of paradise - springtime Danville, California

Bird of paradise – springtime Danville, California

Whales! Photos taken from the shore near Monterey and Capitola, CA

I have neglected blogging, and taking photos, since we’ve moved to California but, decided it was time to share a few shots of whale sightings in the Monterey Peninsula.  It’s been such a thrill and delight to watch whales several times in the last few months, just from the shore. Powerful, peaceful and magical whales…they calm and astound me.

Humpback whale lunge feeding - Capitola, California

Humpback lunge feeding off the shores of Capitola, CA (July 2014)

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Two of the six humpbacks I watched from Moss Landing near Monterey, California (September 2014)

Day 4 iHeartFaces December photo challenge: Shadow Play (December 4, 2012)


365 Project – 331: Norita celebrated the big “7” at Disneyland :) (November 26, 2012)

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At the “happiest place on earth”, it was just a bit happier when Norita was greeted with extra smiles, waves and “Happy Birthday Nora” wishes all day.  If you’re there for your birthday, ask for the magical birthday button.  It made our birthday girl feel extra special!   🙂

See more of my 365 Project: Untouched photos from my Nikon D5000 with 50mm lens