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adieu, avalon…

Ah, yes.  Our tour of California is drawing to a close.  Here we have the view of the Avalon Harbor, hillside, and mountains.

Taken with the Powershot G12.

1 California photo left.   One.  As in the name of the Highway that I am wholeheartedly convinced is the best drive in the country.

Stay tuned!


once on this island…

A slightly different vantage point from high above Avalon on Catalina Island, California!  Love it!  I do have one small problem, though.  I just can’t decide if I like it better in black and white or in vivid color!  Which do you prefer?  Vote below!

Of course, taken with the Canon G12!!


atop avalon…

Short n’ sweet post today!  The view of Avalon on Catalina Island from atop the hillside!  Such a quaint little town.

Sorry for the long delay between posts!  Residency has been keeping me quite busy lately!


a different kind of sunset boulevard…

Sunset Over Highway 1

So, remember that last post?  About the adventuresome trek up and over the mountains on what appeared to be little more than a paved goat path?  And remember how Jay is super great about halting the car whenever I would squeal “photo!!”?  Well, alas.  That goat path winding up and up the mountain afforded beautiful views…like this one!  Its sort of like a different type of Sunset Boulevard, a very abstract interpretation of “a sunset boulevard.”

Picture it:  You’re up on a mountain, overlooking the wild Southern California coast, with the Pacific waves crashing below and not a sole on the road.  You gaze ever-so-slightly northward and your face is gently met with the warm setting rays of the golden sun, dipping below the horizon.  The colors are hues you’ve only ever dreamed of and the mountain-scape is silhouetted against the star of the show that is gracefully bowing out for the night.  As the fading light touches the foggy haze hanging over the ocean, an other-worldly glow fills the foreground of your sight.  Deep blue-purple fades into blazing orange, and you watch as your beacon of the day slips away to give way to a moonlit night.  It is just you, the sky, the mountains, and the sea.

Ok…now look at the photo?  Decent attempt at trying to summarize a photo and all it embodies in less than a thousand words?  Read it again for a brief mental vacation and relaxing “guided imagery” moment!

Of course, taken with the Canon Powershot G12.


bixby bridge…

The Bixby Bridge!!!  I just loved the way it spans the mountains  and overlooks the coastline!  Have I mentioned that I love the Pacific Coast Highway (a.k.a. Highway 1)?!?!

I used the Canon Powershot G12 for this one, with a wide-angle lens attached.  Enjoy!  Stay tuned for more!


crusin’ california…

 Goodness!  Its been almost a month since I’ve posted!!!!  Why does October, my favorite month, always slip by so quickly?  Birthdays and residency and crisp sunny weather and residency and warm chai lattes and residency and a trip to NYC (before the storm, luckily!) and residency and much needed vacation week…and residency.  Well, today is the last day of my rotation this month and I have the day off!  Woohoo!!!  Hence, I be postin’.  I figure I should seize the opportunity before I start the ICU  and a research project in November.  Adios, light of day.

Anyhoo, NYC was AMAZING.  Awesome Manhattan hotel, got to see the Naked Cowboy in Times Square, found the spot of the last scene (favorite scene ever) of my favorite movie ever (You’ve Got Mail), got to play out the last scene and take a pic (! dream come true!), and got to see ANNE!!!!!!!!!!  BEST PART OF THE TRIP!!!  Aaaand got to go to Coney Island Beach on the way home just so I could see a beach before retreating back to the ‘burgh (seriously, how did I get so lucky to have a man who not only accepts my beach obsession but wholeheartedly encourages it????).  Some photos of NYC/beach will be coming but not too many of the city as the weather was just NOT good for shutterbuggin’.

On that note, NYC, you will pull through this disaster beautifully, just as you’ve conquered every obstacle in the past!  You weathered the storm and will shine even brighter than before.  And, Anne, so glad you’re safe and sound!

Now.  On to the posted photo!  Its about time, eh?  Took this one from our little red Prius while driving down Highway 1.  Lovely coast in the foreground (can you find the rock arch?) with the Bixby Bridge spanning the mountains in the background!  🙂  Yes, we came around the corner of the mountain, I squeaked about the bridge, subsequently missed the shot, so Jay promptly turned our eco-mobile around, I took the photo, and we then continued on our journey (towards great memories and hundreds of more photos).  Oh, Jay.  Beaches and photography.  A girl should be so lucky.

And, a quick shot of one of the views out of the Prius…

Hehe...I had fun on photoshop with this one!!!


mountains and lake and sky…oh my!

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Ladies and gentlemen:  Lake Sonoma!  It was an afterthought of a trip, but so glad we went!  We were heading down to San Francisco from Santa Rosa and had heard talk of a glorious lake atop the mountains in Sonoma.  Of course we were game! After a beautiful drive through Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma (see previous post!) we ascended into the hills and mountains and were greeted by a breathtaking view.  There were several wooden structures that you could climb up into to get an even better vantage point on the surroundings, but I found a great spot to capture a panoramic shot of the landscape.  It was just so lovely up there!  And there’s more lake than would even fit in the photo!

Of course, taken with the Canon Powershot G12.  Stay tuned for more Calfornia!  And after California…on to St. John, USVI!