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Happy Friday the 13th Everyone

My Soul to Take
Storage room made into sleeping quarters for homeless with scripture and poetry written on walls.
Fort Ord Military Base, CA

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Catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world🎵

Looking like great weather around here to go watch some waves. So what are you waiting for? Go hit the beach and enjoy the day! 
surf
A photograph of an old bridge support that had previously been submerged in Moss Landing Harbor provided the background texture to create this rendering of waves in the Pacific Ocean.
CA 
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#surfingday #catchawave #surf 
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#ocean #pacific #CA
Catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world🎵 Looking like great weather around here to go watch some waves. So what are you waiting for? Go hit the beach and enjoy the day! surf A photograph of an old bridge support that had previously been submerged in Moss Landing Harbor provided the background texture to create this rendering of waves in the Pacific Ocean. CA #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #savorsaturdays  #surfingday  #catchawave  #surf  #californiadreamin  #paintbyphotograph  #abstract  #digitalart  #rendering  #texture  #ocean  #pacific  #CA 
Driving the back roads around the Palouse there is a slice of Amicana everywhere you looked. The rolling hills are beautiful and watching the clouds roll in was so peaceful (except that one day!!). This is a shot from my most recent trip in April. 
Barn and Flag
Barn along the road sporting an American Flag
the Palouse, WA 
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#flagday #flag #americanflag #america #unitedstates #americana #backroads
#throwbackthursday #tbt
#palouse #washington #WA #thepalouse
#farmland #barn #rollinghills #field
#canon
Driving the back roads around the Palouse there is a slice of Amicana everywhere you looked. The rolling hills are beautiful and watching the clouds roll in was so peaceful (except that one day!!). This is a shot from my most recent trip in April. Barn and Flag Barn along the road sporting an American Flag the Palouse, WA #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #flagday  #flag  #americanflag  #america  #unitedstates  #americana  #backroads  #throwbackthursday  #tbt  #palouse  #washington  #WA  #thepalouse  #farmland  #barn  #rollinghills  #field  #canon 
A few years back we were in the Mammoth area of Yellowstone for lunch when we happened upon this newly born elk just getting their footing under mom. According to the other onlookers this precious little one had just been born. It was quite touching to witness how nurturing and patient mama was as we all stood and watched. 
Photographers (like me) frequently frame their subjects to suit their taste. This was no different. Even though Yellowstone is a beautiful National Park with tons of wide open wilderness, Mammoth is a congested area with lots of buildings for guests and employees. It is also a regular spot for elk to hang out. 
Recently there have been two separate incidents involving mama elk attacking people in the park who have gotten to close to their babies. Both times it appears that the people didn't realize that they were encroaching on baby or mama. Neither seem to be people being stupid and wanting to take a selfie or anything like that and I hope all involved recovery quickly. 
Before I started going to Yellowstone I had no idea that Elk were so big (mama cow is 500lbs), that they could run 35 - 45 mph, or that they can rear up and kick with their front legs. If you're planning a trip this summer enjoy yourself and these wild creatures and be safe!

Mama Elk Cow with newborn baby calf.
Yellowstone National Park, WY

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#elk #ungulate #mamas500lbs #runsfast #frontlegkick #safetyfirst #mama #cow #calf #babyanimal #babycalf #mammoth #yellowstone #nationalpark #wyoming #WY
A few years back we were in the Mammoth area of Yellowstone for lunch when we happened upon this newly born elk just getting their footing under mom. According to the other onlookers this precious little one had just been born. It was quite touching to witness how nurturing and patient mama was as we all stood and watched. Photographers (like me) frequently frame their subjects to suit their taste. This was no different. Even though Yellowstone is a beautiful National Park with tons of wide open wilderness, Mammoth is a congested area with lots of buildings for guests and employees. It is also a regular spot for elk to hang out. Recently there have been two separate incidents involving mama elk attacking people in the park who have gotten to close to their babies. Both times it appears that the people didn't realize that they were encroaching on baby or mama. Neither seem to be people being stupid and wanting to take a selfie or anything like that and I hope all involved recovery quickly. Before I started going to Yellowstone I had no idea that Elk were so big (mama cow is 500lbs), that they could run 35 - 45 mph, or that they can rear up and kick with their front legs. If you're planning a trip this summer enjoy yourself and these wild creatures and be safe! Mama Elk Cow with newborn baby calf. Yellowstone National Park, WY #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #elk  #ungulate  #mamas500lbs  #runsfast  #frontlegkick  #safetyfirst  #mama  #cow  #calf  #babyanimal  #babycalf  #mammoth  #yellowstone  #nationalpark  #wyoming  #WY 
Heart felt thanks and appreciation to all who have served our country. 
Hope everyone is having a fun Memorial Day weekend! 
US  love Barn
Quaint red barn bearing a heart with an American Flag painted inside.
Palouse, WA

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#memorialday #thankyouforyourservice #thankyouveterans #americanflag #americanpride
#love #heart #barn #flag #redbarn #paintedflag 
#paintbyphotograph #textures #digitalart
#palouse #wa #washington
I am celebrating National Wine Day today! (ok maybe most days 😉)
Who's with me?
What a great way to kick off Memorial Day Weekend!
Here is one of of my latest creations. Happy Friday everyone!

a sign to drink wine
Composite image taken from a neon wine glass sign located in the foothills of California.
Murphys, CA 
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#quoted #winequote #quotes #nationalwineday #wineday #wineeveryday #wine #wineglass #neonwineglass #winesign #neonsign #sign #signage #composite #art #digitalart #paintbyphotograph #fridayfun #murphys #CA #californiadreaming #california
I am celebrating National Wine Day today! (ok maybe most days 😉) Who's with me? What a great way to kick off Memorial Day Weekend! Here is one of of my latest creations. Happy Friday everyone! a sign to drink wine Composite image taken from a neon wine glass sign located in the foothills of California. Murphys, CA #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #quoted  #winequote  #quotes  #nationalwineday  #wineday  #wineeveryday  #wine  #wineglass  #neonwineglass  #winesign  #neonsign  #sign  #signage  #composite  #art  #digitalart  #paintbyphotograph  #fridayfun  #murphys  #CA  #californiadreaming  #california 
It's scavenger hunt day! How many items can you find?
...pssst your first hint is in the title
Have fun exploring!! the green tapestry
Interior of an old abandoned home with worn period furnishings and green tapestry left behind.
Ghost Town of Bodie, CA 
#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#throwbackthursday #tbt 
#nationalscavengerhuntday #scavengerhuntday #scavengerhuntday2018 #scavengerhunt
#greentapestry #old #abandoned #leftbehind 
#interior #house #home #periodfurnishings 
#ghosttown #ghosttownofbodie #bodie #CA #California
It's scavenger hunt day! How many items can you find? ...pssst your first hint is in the title Have fun exploring!! the green tapestry Interior of an old abandoned home with worn period furnishings and green tapestry left behind. Ghost Town of Bodie, CA #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #throwbackthursday  #tbt  #nationalscavengerhuntday  #scavengerhuntday  #scavengerhuntday2018  #scavengerhunt  #greentapestry  #old  #abandoned  #leftbehind  #interior  #house  #home  #periodfurnishings  #ghosttown  #ghosttownofbodie  #bodie  #CA  #California 
I hope everyone will remember Endangered Species Day every day. 
It's so important to ensure conservation efforts to protect our nation's endangered species and their habitats, or we might not get to see these little ones.

mommy and me
Sea Otter with a young pup on her belly napping. 
Moss Landing, CA. 
#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#endangeredspeciesday #protectwildlife #leavenotrace #saveourshores
#mommyandme #motherslove #cuddle #snuggle
#seaotter #seaotterpup #wildlife #critter #babyseaotter
#pacificocean #MossLanding #CA #California
I hope everyone will remember Endangered Species Day every day. It's so important to ensure conservation efforts to protect our nation's endangered species and their habitats, or we might not get to see these little ones. mommy and me Sea Otter with a young pup on her belly napping. Moss Landing, CA. #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #endangeredspeciesday  #protectwildlife  #leavenotrace  #saveourshores  #mommyandme  #motherslove  #cuddle  #snuggle  #seaotter  #seaotterpup  #wildlife  #critter  #babyseaotter  #pacificocean  #MossLanding  #CA  #California 
"Stay grounded.
 Connect with your roots.
 Turn over a new leaf.  Bend before you break.  Enjoy your unique natural beauty.  Keep growing."
~Joanne Rapits 
This is one of my favorite trees to photograph in celebration of National Love a Tree Day! Part digital painting, part photograph. Hope you enjoy!! All the Colors of Fall
Japanese Maple with leaves turning fall colors. 
Japanese Tea Gardens - Portland, OR. 
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#paintbyphotography
#loveatreeday #quoted #getoutside
#tree #japanesemaple #teagardens #rock
#fall #color #fallcolor 
#japaneseteagardens #Portland #Oregon #OR #PNW
"Stay grounded. Connect with your roots. Turn over a new leaf. Bend before you break. Enjoy your unique natural beauty. Keep growing." ~Joanne Rapits This is one of my favorite trees to photograph in celebration of National Love a Tree Day! Part digital painting, part photograph. Hope you enjoy!! All the Colors of Fall Japanese Maple with leaves turning fall colors. Japanese Tea Gardens - Portland, OR. #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #paintbyphotography  #loveatreeday  #quoted  #getoutside  #tree  #japanesemaple  #teagardens  #rock  #fall  #color  #fallcolor  #japaneseteagardens  #Portland  #Oregon  #OR  #PNW 
Happy Mother's Day to all you fierce Mama Bears 🖤

Still can't believe I was able to experience this magical moment!! Mama Bear Nursing...
...Grizzly Bear nursing her little baby cub.
�Yellowstone National Park, WY 
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#wallart #printsavailable #shopsmall
#mothersday #bestmomever #mamabear
#grizzly #bear #cub #nursing #baby
#preciousmoments #mothernature #wildlife #critters
#Yellowstone #nationalparks
#sundayfunday
In honor of World Migratory Bird Day

Dinner - Male Mountain Blue Bird 
Male Mountain Blue Bird with caterpillar. 
Grand Tetons National Park, WY. 
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#wmbd #bird #mountainbluebird #bluebird #blue #earlybird #caterpillar #grandtetons #nationalpark
spilled milk...
...Abstract image of a bacteria mat from Upper Geyser Basin. 
Yellowstone National Park, WY

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#abstract #art #spilled #milk #gold #white #bacteriamat
#uppergeyserbasin #yellowstone #nationalparks
Highway Robery

Abandoned old car circa early 1900's found out in the desert. 
Near Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Parks, AZ.

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#highwayrobery #abandoned #oldcar #vintage #vintagecar #b&w #desert #desertlife #painteddesert #petrifiedforest #nationalpark #arizona
Orange Crush 
Hecale Long Winged Orange Butterfly on an orange flower.
San Francisco, CA 
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#wingedwednesday
#orangecrush #orange #hecale #butterfly #hecalebutterfly #wings #pollinate
Go Green 
Ford Mustang with Green details racing the track. 
2009 Verizon Festival of Speed
Laguna Seca Raceway, CA 
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#green #gogreen #ford #mustang #racing #race #speed #lagunaseca #racetrack
Tangled Up in Blue

idk...kinda feeling like a Bob Dylan kind of day 
Fast Fish
Composite images of schools of fish make up this abstract image.
Pacific Ocean, CA.

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#tangledupinblue #blue #turquoise #silver #fish #ocean #pacific #schooloffish #abstract #swim
Allow yourself to see a friendly face! 😊
Memories of this trip make me smile.

the Face of Antelope Canyon
Ethereal Light Series

Abstract images line the halls of the slot canyons.  This wall is known as the Face of Antelope Canyon. 
Arizona Desert.

Prints available...link in profile

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#throwbackthursday #tbt 
#desert #sandstone #light #godlight #ethereal #ethereallight #face #abstract #slotcanyon #explore #antelopecanyon #navajonation #arizona
Allow yourself to see a friendly face! 😊 Memories of this trip make me smile. the Face of Antelope Canyon Ethereal Light Series Abstract images line the halls of the slot canyons. This wall is known as the Face of Antelope Canyon. Arizona Desert. Prints available...link in profile #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #throwbackthursday  #tbt  #desert  #sandstone  #light  #godlight  #ethereal  #ethereallight  #face  #abstract  #slotcanyon  #explore  #antelopecanyon  #navajonation  #arizona 
"No water, no life. No blue, no green." :: Sylvia Earle 
Fade into Blue

Scenic frozen topaz blue lake and snow capped mountains enclosed between tall pine trees.
Wyoming

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#wallart #printsavailable #shopsmall
#quote #environment #blue #topaz #lake #water #ice #frozen #pinetree #sureal
#WY #wyoming 
#digitalart #paintbyphotograph
Cheers! 🍻Today is Beer Day!
Drunks pay in advance, so be warned.

Old cold draft beer sign found outside a tavern in the California desert. 
Calico Ghost Town, CA

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#savorsaturdays
#sign #vintage #old #abandoned #beer #draftbeer #drunk #ghosttown #CalicoGhostTown #Calico #CA
Happy Easter! Where will you hop to today?

This White Tailed Jack Rabbit was once thought to be extinct. He seemed pretty chill for facing extinction. There's still much debate about it, but I was lucky enough to see one a few years back next to Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone, WY.

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#wildlife #bunny #rabbit #jackrabbit #whitetailedjackrabbit #Easterbunny #Yellowstone #nationalpark #protectourparks #thankyoueasterbunny
Root for your home team! MLB baseball starts today!

Base Baseball
This old baseball scoreboard was left behind by the Army when the military base was closed.
Fort Ord, CA

#tbt #throwbackthursday 
#baseball #hardball #scoreboard #abandoned #rainbow #FtOrd #CA #goexplore
#photography #digitalart #wallart #printsavailable #shopsmall
#artaboveache #fourleafphotos
"Travel is not really about leaving our homes, but leaving our habits." - Pico Iyer 
Heavens over Zion
Ridgeline where the mountains meet the sky. 
Zion National Park, UT 
#motivationalmonday #travel #heavens #zion #bigsky #zionnationalpark #nationalpark #utah #quotes #motivationalquotes #inspirationalquotes #qotd #lifequotes #photography #thankful #wallart #artaboveache #fourleafphotos
Nature for Water on World Water Day

We all need water to survive. It's up to each of us to protect our environment. 
Jump In...
Waterfall flowing into beautiful turquoise pool. 
Ben Lomond in the Santa Cruz Mountains, CA 
#WorldWaterDay #nature4water #water #protectyourenvironment  #oneworld #waterfall #BenLomond #SantaCruz #CA #fourleafphotos #artaboveache
Welcome Spring

dreaming of Spring...Delicate Dogwood blossoms reminding us that spring is near. 
Lompico Area - Santa Cruz Mountains, CA 
#sping #springequinox #flower #dogwood #blossoms #Lompico #SantaCruzMountains #CA #fourleafphotos #artaboveache
Four leaf clover's leaves represent hope, faith, love, & luck.
Here's wishing you the same.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Have fun and be safe!

#4leafclover #shamrock #StPattysDay #March17 #clover #hope #faith #love #luck #art #photography #texture #fourleafphotos #artaboveache
Sunsets have been beautiful around here lately with all the winter storms. Here's a favorite of mine from the archives.

Carmel Silhouettes
Monterey Cypress Tree and fenceline silhouetted against a Pacific Coast Sunset. 
Carmel, CA 
#throwbackthursday #tbt #winter #sunset #silhouettes #montereycypress #tree #pacificcoast #carmel #ca #photography #thankful #calm #seizetheday #thegoodlife #cadreaming #wallart #artaboveache #fourleafphotos
Don't forget to set your clocks tonight for daylight savings!

#camera #art #photography #texture #clock #daylightsavings #springforward #fourleafphotos #artaboveache
"You were assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved." I've been lucky enough to have strong women around me, always. Such an inspiration. Celebrating International Women's Day!

#IWD2018 #PressforProgress #women #inspirewomen #celebratewomen #fourleafphotos #artaboveache
Zoro the Masked Black Bear

This Black Bear was found in Glacier National Park in Montana.  I nicknamed him Zoro because the coloring around his eyes looked like a mask.

#blackbear #bear #mask #zoro #nationalpark #glaciernationalpark #outdoors #wildlife #nature #fourleafphotos #artaboveache
Winter is Coming
This image is from a previous trip to the Northwest to see family and friends. From what I found online, it sounds like this Poplar Stand has been bought out and is (or will become) farm land.
Greenwood Tree Farm's Poplar stand in winter.
#winteriscoming #winter #poplar #poplartrees #trees #cold #greenwood #boardman #oregon #fourleafphotos #artaboveache