San Francisco’s China Town
Published on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Katherine
My daughter’s and my favorite place in San Francisco HAND’S DOWN was China Town. Walking through those streets was like being transported to a different country. She and I drank in the sights, the smells, the foods, the music and the language. We were in heaven sharing such an adventur...
Published on Sunday, May 17, 2015 by Katherine
When Your Brother Is In Need
Published on Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Katherine
Some moments happen so fast you just can’t get them on film. And that’s OK. Because the story of today’s special moment will be passed down through many generations to come.
This afternoon my oldest called from his bathroom, “Mom! Will you ask Mike to get me some TP?” Like the g...
Published on Sunday, May 10, 2015 by Katherine
Whether we have been gone for an hour or a day, my daughter and I are always greeted as if we’ve been gone a year. Coming home never gets old!
The camera was vertical rather than horizontal and I apologize for that. But when you are attempting to get in a door with this going on, "i...
Do Dogs Go To Heaven?
Published on Monday, May 4, 2015 by Katherine
In my world, dogs go to heaven. But in others? Apparently not so much.
On the way to Corolla, my daughter told me about a lesson that had upset her recently. An authority figure in our church explained that animals do not have souls and therefore do not go to heaven. If it is in the Bib...
April Photo Challenge: Friends and ...
Published on Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Katherine
I love this month's photo challenge subject and can't wait to see what everyone has for "Friends and Family!"
1. This California hummingbird was sitting on her nest, waiting for her new family members to hatch. The nest was hidden in the middle of a few branches hanging over a small...
Field of Flowers
Published on Sunday, April 26, 2015 by Katherine
Today we learned that sometimes you just have to pull over, sneak in to a farmer’s field and take pictures.
"What if we get stopped by State Patrol?" "What if the farmer sees us?" "My hair is all frizzy from the rain and wind!" "I'm not dressed in anything ...
Pelicans, Seals and Sausalito
Published on Sunday, April 19, 2015 by Katherine
Our first drive around San Francisco took us through the Castro District, down to the Golden Gate Bridge and in to Sausalito. One of the things I wanted to see on our trip was a seal swimming in the wild. I was also hoping to see a naked person in the Castro District. I saw the seal but no...
Published on Sunday, April 12, 2015 by Katherine
California dreaming is all my daughter has been doing since her best friend moved there more than three years ago. For those three years I have promised her that someday, somehow I would get her across country to see her best friend again.
With my lack of blog posts over the last two week...
Photo Challenge – TWO
Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Katherine
I loved this month's photo challenge theme "Two." It is like a photographer's choice with a challenge. I could do this all day long!
1. During the winter I kept hearing that the Corolla shipwreck off of Albacore Street had been uncovered a bit more by the winds. I made sure to v...
Snow in Corolla
Published on Sunday, March 29, 2015 by Katherine
The beach is a magical place, surprising you with something different at every turn. We have had our family home in Corolla for about 35 years, yet I still see new things each year.
After several 70 degree days, the temperatures dropped… leaving us with one of the coldest weekends we ...
Kill Da Wabbit
Published on Thursday, March 26, 2015 by Katherine
You may recall a few of my posts on the Pirate House in our neighborhood. This woman spends a month decorating her yard in a pirate theme for Halloween.
My daughter’s friend lives next door to the Pirate House. Sunday I was dropping her off and had to stop the car, put it in reverse and...