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Photography 101: Warmth

It’s a beautiful, much-needed, rainy, overcast day here.  I’ll keep my eye out today for an opening in the clouds to capture an image for this challenge, which is to “head outside and capture an image of warmth, using the sun as your source.”  In the meantime, here’s an unpublished photo from my archives. The…

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On Happiness: Myths Debunked

Ah, the pursuit of happiness.  Isn’t that an inherent right of all Americans?  Yet the majority of Americans seem to be searching for happiness in all the wrong places… striving for that next promotion at work, purchasing a larger home, buying a nicer car, thinking that marriage will provide lasting happiness, or planning the perfect…

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Seasonal Produce: Greens

Oh, how I love the vegetables and fruits of autumn….  especially vibrant, yummy greens!  I can’t eat them enough! Photos taken September 27th, 2013 Crops of the World UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

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Osage Station Park: Roses and Running

Over the past several years, I’ve tried running at just about every park in the Pleasanton through Danville area, searching for ones with trails both long enough for a nice-length run and shady enough to provide protection from our blaring summer heat.  I’ve decided my favorite is Osage Station Park in Danville.  The trail looping…

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Floral Friday: Spring

Photos taken May 5th, 2013 UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley In celebration of National Public Gardens Day Related articles Gorgeous!  Cactus Flowers (anaturemom.com) This Friday! National Public Gardens Day (anaturemom.com)

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Gorgeous! Cactus Flowers

The cacti in the the New World Desert Collection of the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley are in stunning bloom.  How have I missed this in past years?  The flowers are gorgeous!  All these photos were taken during my visit on Sunday, May 5th, 2013.  If you live in the San Francisco area, I recommend…