Leap of Faith

When there’s so much going on that’s uncertain, we listen to every word.

The word on the street is that it’s not super safe,

but the word inside her is telling her, this is super – I’ll go!

and her company is giving her its word its backing her,

and she’s chomping at the bit to speak MC’s words

and her mother is unsettled with certain aspects,

but her mother’s also seen that nothing comes from

lack of faith,

so the only word that her mother can muster is,


IMG_8476“Mexico City,” a travel necklace


Where Nature and Urban Meet

Day 6 Nature Photo Challenge: “Left (part of) My Heart In San Francisco”

With both Logan and Sloane, my daughters, and my dear friend Laura in the Bay,

I have a love for San Francisco.

People question, “don’t the traffic, the parking, the crowdedness bother you?”

and sure, those annoyances can test my stamina and patience,

but to regularly visit such a magical place is a gift.

Amidst the stacked houses and steep streets, I most often find the beauty where nature and urban meet –

IMG_4712“Where Nature and Urban Meet”

Smell of Rain

Day 5 Nature Photo Challenge: “Smell of Rain”

Last night I attended Care Fund ‘s Desert Sky Gala,

timed so the guests could witness the desert sunset.

As the sun went down,

the blooming creosote bushes lit up with hues of pink,

drawing my attention to them,

just like how their smell draws my attention when it rains.


“Smell of Rain”

Freaks of Nature

Thank you Gregory Edward Leach for nominating me to participate in the 7 day nature photography challenge. I respect your work so much, so it’s an honor to have an invitation from you!

Day 1 Nature Photo Challenge: “Mesquite Magic,” an oldie, but favorite nature image. My mother discovered this cross in the bark of her neighborhood mesquite tree. After passing it in her car on a daily basis, she asked me to visit the tree to photograph the magic – it reminds me of my mother who’s taught me to document life’s wonders.

“Mesquite Magic”


Day 2 Nature Photo Challenge: “End of the World As We Know It”

This morning I took my 75+ year old parents to the airport to leave for Isreal. I’m reminded of what it was like to travel to South America last April with LCP – two females on our own in an unknown and often dangerous land, but we were able to meet so many good people and to see so many scenes like this ship in the Ushuaia harbor at the southernmost city of the world. It’s tough to face fear, but when we travel, as loving messengers, we open ourselves to the beauty the world has waiting for us.

End of the World As We Know It

There are so many freaks of nature out there – naturally, I’d accept the challenge to expose them!


An Epic Mother’s Day!

“Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life”

– Albert Einstein, one smart cookie

SKP’s snapchat

Let loose in downtown San Francisco

She usually drives me!



Go Cars don’t have reverse 😆

Crissy Field
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We made it back to the rental place with 1 minute to spare –

every minute matters when you’re a mother!

2:43 PM

1:26 PM