|December 31, 2017||Filed under Gallery, Year End Gallery|
The memories of 2017 curated in this year-end gallery reflect my resolve to explore and embrace the cultural diversity and natural wonders of our planet. From Mexico to Canada, middle America to middle Europe, I traveled as an American – and proud Californian – and tried to represent all of us who strive to not be xenophobic, racist, misogynistic, homophobic, anti-environment, etc.
I am deeply grateful for the privilege to be able to experience amazing places and events, and meet kind, generous people wherever I was. I am hopeful that next year brings more peace and happiness to our complicated and beautiful world. Happy New Year, 2018!
|April 16, 2017||Filed under California, Gallery, Landscapes, Sonoma Valley|
My San Francisco friends often ask me how I can leave the city to live in the country. My answer is simple: “I wake up happy here.” And I easily find joy and beauty by simply walking in the woods. Thanks to the abundant rains of this winter and spring, the California drought is now officially over, and Sonoma Valley is draped in verdancy not seen in years. Near my home is a corner of Trione-Annadel State Park, where a 2-hour walk yielded these happy snapshots. Enjoy!
|February 14, 2017||Filed under Gallery, Landscapes|
Even after all this time,
the sun never says to the earth,
“You owe me.”
Look what happens with a love like that.
It lights the whole sky.
Related Gallery: Romancing the Sun (SE Asia)
|November 24, 2016||Filed under California, Gallery, Landscapes|
On this Thanksgiving Day, I am grateful to live in California.
From the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada mountains, from big cities to rural towns, from northern redwoods to southern deserts, California grew and continues to prosper from its natural and cultural diversity. Since becoming a state in 1850, California today is the most populous state in the USA, and has one of the largest economies in the world. Below is a small gallery of photographs that I have made during my travels around the state.
On November 9, 2016, California Legislative leaders said in a joint statement: “California is – and must always be – a refuge of justice and opportunity for people of all walks, talks, ages and aspirations – regardless of how you look, where you live, what language you speak, or who you love.” For this and much more, thank you California!