Christmas with Grown Kids!

Cassius and Noah are in the house for Christmas. I am thankful for another year, celebrating the dark days with my kids, and wishing warmth and love to you all near and far. This is Noah’s last year of high school and Cassius is deep into his junior year at UC Irvine. Noah has finished applications to a slew of UC schools, so we will see what choices come his way in the coming months.

Family Christmas

Noah, Mallory and Cassius

I am still in Idyllwild, working the flexible schedule substitute teaching in Hemet, and cheering on Noah’s basketball team. The mountains surrounding Idyllwild are our playground, for hikes short and long, and overnights when the schedule allows. Photography continues to be my main distraction, as well as guitar, music, singing, and house making, when we aren’t going to basketball games!

Cassius is making strides in his political organizing, and last January was elected as a California Democratic Party Delegate! In addition to his studies in Social Ecology, he is the VP of UC Irvine Democrats, as well as the the rep on the UC Irvine housing commission. The newest focus of his politicking is the campaign of Dave Min for Congress! I hope his efforts continue to improve his neighborhood and this country.

Wishing you all peace and love in the New Year! (Arf!)

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At the Campsite the night before hiking out

Last Takeout

Since our packs were ready for the ten day hike, the bear cans locked closed with extra muscle, we decided to take-out dinner from the Mexican Restaurant in Bishop for dinner at the South Lake Campground.  This self-timer shot gets the whole group at the dinner table, full of excitement for the adventure to begin.

From left to right, Sabrina, David, Rebecca, Kate, Tom, Delaney, Mallory, Valerie, Jayne.

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Breathtaking ~

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The views of the Sierra from last summer were jaw dropping, and I indulgently carried my camera in front, at the ready for all nine days.  Needless to say, I took a lot of photographs!

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The Rizor Family, Looking Beautiful

The weather was perfect to photograph this wonderful trio.

Jim, Dawn and Alden make portraiture easy.

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Hello World!

I am so excited to have a new webpage and blog that will be live and current.  Thanks to Jim Crandall for all his work to get this organized, and the cool logo design.  I look forward to making posts of current work in REAL time.

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