Monday, August 14, 2017

Kathmandu Stupa and Blue Skies. Nepal #adventureTravel

Photographer's STORY: We've landed in Kathmandu, the staging area for the psychological and and actual apex of all outdoor adventure - the Himalayas - and are eager to explore while our systems adjust for a few days to the intense travel. Stopping for lunch on the second floor of the bustling plaza which circles the deeply powerful Bouddhanath Stupa, we are treated to a unique, open window view of the restored temple with the gorgeous, green Kathmandu "hills" in the distance. The temple was partially destroyed by the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal two years ago. To see it shining, the prayer flags floating, and to feel the vitalness of this sacred moment on such a blue-bird sky day makes all hearts crack open. Letting it all in. This is travel. This is adventure. #nepal #mountainsarecalling #microphotostory -a

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Anticipation. Flying into Kathmandu. Nepal #adventureTravel

Photographer's STORY: Have no idea which time zone we're in anymore. Flying days and nights all mixed up yet how incredible we are now landing across the world. Huge, green, Nepali valleys dotted with villages, roads greet us as we soar closer and closer to land. Salivating. Anticipating. Hello Kathmandu. I've been waiting for you. #nepal #himalayas #photostory #love 

Note: This photStory was originally published on Instagram on in June. After putting down the screens and logging off for a month, I'm picking back up from where I left off...

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tide Pools on the Pacific. Northern California USA #travel

Photographer's STORY: Aquatic creatures surface as the tide goes out and hello living, breathing, curious starfish. Taking a hike along the beach becomes a hunt for surprises attached to, hiding under, swirling around the slippery rocks and seaweed. Feeling like a kid again, you know? Love. #california #adventure #photostory -a

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Get Kids Outside. Rodeo Beach. California USA #getOutside

Photographer's STORY: Spring hiking next to the Pacific Ocean with a team of kids from NatureBridge. Is there a better place to teach about the power of the earth, environment and nature?  Instagram photo contest going on NOW through June to win gear. Details on their blog go check it out at #LongLiveAwesome #freshAir #photostory -a

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Pirates at Land's End. San Francisco, California USA #travel

Photographer's STORY: So you're out on your pirate ship back in ye olden days and it goes careening into these rocks in the cantankerously deep and deceptive San Francisco fog and yes you lose a snaggle-toothed mate or two over the side. As you clomp around on your wooden peg leg, would you realize there's a massive Bay that you could steer your sinking ship into for safety as the water gushes through the treasure chest sized gash in your rotting hull? Nope. Most of them didn't. But one guy on a boat did and hello Golden Gate Bridge. 5 Spanish galleons to the first to spot it #epicstory #pirateStory #snaggletoothedMates -a p.s. I love this pic

Monday, June 5, 2017

Marin Headlands Moment of Zen. Northern California. USA #travel

Photographer's STORY: I was majorly dumped by the first Uber driver at LAX airport pickup once he heard where i was going. So I begged the second guy to please pleaseeee come get me. Bless his brave soul he made it to the madhouse that is the Uber meet-up area. And now here we sit together in the beautiful, horrible Los Angeles traffic, Sam and me. And I think, argh I need to escape this. A moment of Nature. Of Zen. Grey, grey cement surrounding us now, horns blaring and i'm still a little salty about the blow-off by the first guy, I begin to scroll through my nature photography in the backseat of the compact Honda Civic. My glorious, golden, glowing photos which make my heart sing and swell with anticipation for my next trek out into and and touch of the wild. They're here for me. I can feel the surge of joy as I look at my luscious, green Marin Headlands covered in purple flowers. Sunset. Fresh, crisp Pacific Ocean air. Breathing again, Sam my kind driver and I sit in peaceful silence and tolerate the LA chaos outside. Destination peace. #nature #zen #LA #uberStories 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Golden Gate Bridge After the Fog. San Francisco, CA USA

Photographer's STORY: The deep, strange SF Fog pulls back by noon today and the Golden Gate Bridge steps out in her full glory. Every time I see her I want to shout out "Hello Gorgeous!" 'Cause that's how passionate she makes us feel. You just can't help but worship her beautiful lines from every single sweeping angle. #goldenGate #SF #photoStory -a