Friday, August 5, 2016

FAVE 5 ON 5 - 2016 JULY

On the fifth day of each month a group of photographers shares their favorite photos from the previous month. It's a blog circle! At the end of this post will be a link to the next person. Read on and enjoy our favorites from July.

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July was a good one!
We packed our bags and spent a week exploring southern California.
One of my favorite days was when we went to the La Brea Tar Pits and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Now the Tar Pits, which actually have no tar in them, were stinky and bubbling and awesome. This is mother nature doing her thing, something she has been doing for millions of years.
And caught in all of that sticky asphalt were all kinds of dinosaurs, so many bones have been found in this one spot. They are still digging and finding fossils today.





We spent most of the day in the Tar Pits however, right next door is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It happened to be the second Tuesday of the month so entry was free (yay!). By the time we arrived we only had one hour to explore and we hurried our way through to make the most of it.
I so wanted to see the lights and the big rock, levitated mass. We went in search of Diego Rivera and ran into Matisse. It was fantastic. I'd love to spend more quality time there when I have more time!



Hope your summer has been filled with adventures. Can't believe it's already August and it's coming to an end. (wah)


Let's take a look at  Alison's favorite photos next! 


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

FAVE 5 ON 5 - 2016 JUNE

On the fifth day of each month a group of photographers shares their favorite photos from the previous month. It's a blog circle! At the end of this post will be a link to the next person. Read on and enjoy our favorites from June.


Below are some of my favorites from June.

1. Walking around town during an hour break from jury duty. I was very close to being picked to serve on the jury however they settled out of court and my case was thrown out the next day.

2. Look what I grew! I planted bulbs in the spring and this one finally bloomed! The other sprouts I had were eaten up by some creature. I've yet to find the culprit but when I do...


3. Can you guess where I am? I'll tell you in the last image caption.
Hint: It smells delicious inside.

4. Another photo while I wandered. This one was so interesting. I couldn't tell if this was authentic, with all of the peeling layers, or if it was staged.
In any case the message was good, Spread Love, Save the World!

5. Another image from a really fun place which is full of floors with candy colors. It's the Jelly Belly factory!

If you are ever in the area, Vacaville, CA. I recommend taking a couple of hours to tour the Jelly Belly factory. It's now a self guided tour, it's free and you get free samples! Definitely a fun way to spend the afternoon.
PS - Beware of the bean boozed flavors. Don't get tricked into eating these yucky jelly beans! They have flavors such as rotten egg, dog food, barf and lawn clippings. yuck! Buyer beware!



Continue the blog circle by taking a look at Alison's favorite photos  for the month of June!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

FAVE 5 ON 5 - 2016 MAY

On the fifth day of each month a group of photographers shares their favorite photos from the previous month. It's a blog circle! At the end of this post will be a link to the next person. Read on and enjoy our favorites from May.


May was a great month. The days are getting warmer. The school year is winding down. You can feel the excitement of summer just around the corner.

Included are 5 images that represent all of the goodness that was May.







Continue the blog circle by taking a look at Alison's favorite photos  for the month of May!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

FAVE 5 ON 5 - 2016 APRIL

On the fifth day of each month a group of photographers shares their favorite photos from the previous month. It's a blog circle! At the end of this post will be a link to the next person. Read on and enjoy our favorites from April.




This month was filled with signs from the universe.
If you are open to the signs they will speak to you. Maybe I needed extra reminders this month because one theme was really strong.

LOVE
LOVE
LOVE.

A reminder to Choose Love and Love is all you need.

A reminder for patience (I could always use more of that).

And lastly sunshine. A reminder to appreciate the light in people, in places and in situations.








heart iconAnd below proof that I was there, reading the signs.
Join in the love fest this month and continue the blog circle by taking a look at 
Alison's favorite photos  


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

FAVE 5 ON 5 - 2016 MARCH

On the fifth day of each month a group of photographers shares their favorite photos from the previous month. It's a blog circle! At the end of this post will be a link to the next person. Read on and enjoy our favorites from March.


Live. Love. Eat. was pretty much the theme of the month.

If I think back to March it was filled with lots of celebrations big and small (not all pictured here).
We traveled into the city for a birthday. I stayed in town for a wonderful 40th birthday. We celebrated the Persian New Year with friends and family. I also had a yummy cocktail catch up with a good friend. I'm thankful and fortunate to have had these experiences surrounded by people I love and enjoy.
Below are my small reminders of the bits and pieces of last month.









Wonder how March went for the rest of the crew? Find out and keep the circle going by viewing Alison's favorite photos


Saturday, March 5, 2016

FAVE 5 ON 5 - 2016 FEBRUARY

On the fifth day of each month a group of photographers shares their favorite photos from the previous month. It's a blog circle! At the end of this post will be a link to the next person. Read on and enjoy our favorites from February.

 Month two and there are hopes of spring blooming. 
 My favorite five shots of February tell a story of color, light and love.




Big things are happening for Alison! Keep this circle going by viewing Alison's favorite photos, then move right on along to see what everyone else was up to in February.





Friday, February 5, 2016

FAVE 5 ON 5 - 2016 JANUARY


On the fifth day of each month a group of photographers shares their favorite photos from the previous month. It's a blog circle! At the end of this post will be a link to the next person. Read on and enjoy our favorites from January.



I don't know about you all but it took all of January for me to get over my holiday hangover this year. The Christmas decorations weren't put away for weeks. There were also several days of continual rain. Add to that the passing of David Bowie and the year was not off to a great start. (It was too soon for David Bowie don't you think?)

The promise of a bright new start to the new year was looking dim.


View the rain out my window...



However it wasn't all dim.
- The flowers started to bloom, breaking up our grey days.
- We had goats visit us outside our backyard! The owners of the hill behind our house hired the goats to trim all the brush. They did a great job and ate everything. Hiring goats is common here and also green.
- We went to a San Francisco 49ers football game. Our first visit to the new stadium and the last 49er game before the stadium hosts the upcoming Super Bowl.







January was a mix of feelings, sad and gloomy with spots of light. Looking forward to diving more into this new year, ready for February to begin.

Take a look at Alison's favorite photos for the month of January >



Tuesday, January 5, 2016

FAVE 5 ON 5 - 2015 DECEMBER

On the fifth day of each month a group of photographers shares their favorite photos from the previous month. It's a blog circle! At the end of this post will be a link to the next person. Read on and enjoy our favorites from December.

The last month of 2015 came and went in a blur! Here are my favorite 5 from the last month.

1. Saying YES! to the new year and all that is brings. I am ready.

2. Christmas 2015 was a good one. Lots of wonderful moments shared with family and friends this year.

3. Star Wars! We went to the first showing on Dec 17 and saw it in 3D. Then we saw it again on Dec 19, in non-3D, which is the theater that has this awesome carpet with the lovely lady.

4. Let. It. Be. should maybe be my mantra for 2016.

5. Exploring new places. Walking off all of those Christmas cookies (we're going to need more walking).

That's the wrap up for December. What a year it has been. I'm looking forward to continuing this project for another year especially with the company of these inspiring ladies. Wishing us all an amazing 2016!

Take a look at Alison's favorite photos for the month of December >