Forest of Nisene Marks

Christmas Sea Glass

My fave place in Rio Del Mar.


Time to paint.




Yesterday there was a large negative tide on the West Coast. “Negative tide” means the tide drops even lower than normal, exposing things that we don’t usually see at low tide. We went out to Pillar Point near Half Moon Bay to walk out on the sea floor and take a look. It was amazing, and then the sun set right at low tide. Pictures on flickr.

Half Moon Bay tide data on protides.com.

The girls and I went for a hike in Castle Rock State Park today. Unfortunately it was raining pretty hard and we didn’t get the break in the weather I was hoping for. So our hike was pretty brief, and it was followed by an in-car picnic… which was fun, as always.

We invented a new word, “dinch,” which describes a meal eaten half way between lunch and dinner. We’re on our way to dinch at the California Cafe later today.

Castle Rock SP

Meilei, Don, Katie, and I got up at 5:15am on August 19th to watch the sun rise on the Tetons. It was pretty cold, but we stuck it out and were treated to a beautiful, quiet morning on the prairie. There were bunch of other photographers out at “Mormon Row” and a few bison as well. I did not have a tripod with me and the photo geeks shot me long, disparaging glances (of course they all had tripods). My policy? Screw ’em if they can’t take a joke.