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“Life can only be understood backwards; 
but it must be lived forwards.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard 
Where do you like to go for a moment of reflection?

reflecting upon reflections
Reflection of trees appear like an abstract painting in Refection Lake �Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#liveforwards #reflectwithin #quoted #moodyMonday
#reflections #abstract #digitalart #treereflections #reflectionlake #nationalpark #protectourparks #lassen #californiadreamin #california
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard Where do you like to go for a moment of reflection? reflecting upon reflections Reflection of trees appear like an abstract painting in Refection Lake �Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA . . . . #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #liveforwards  #reflectwithin  #quoted  #moodyMonday  #reflections  #abstract  #digitalart  #treereflections  #reflectionlake  #nationalpark  #protectourparks  #lassen  #californiadreamin  #california 
"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." ~ John Muir

Rejuvenate
Inside a Yucca plant's seed pod is quite beautiful in and of itself. 
Zion National Park, UT
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#wednesdaywisdom #quoted #natureinspires #yucca #seedpod #findyourpark #protectourparks #zion #nationalpark #utah
"Vision connects you. But it also separates you. In my work, and my life, I feel a desire to merge. Not in terms of losing my own identity... but there's a feeling that life is interconnected, that there's life in stones and rocks and trees and dirt, like there is in us." ~ Bill Viola
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merged
Two different lava fields merged together at Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho.
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#mondaymotivation
#merged #abstractart #worldscollide #lavafields #planetearth #texture #rock 
#cratersofthemoon #nationalmonument #protectourparks #idaho
"Vision connects you. But it also separates you. In my work, and my life, I feel a desire to merge. Not in terms of losing my own identity... but there's a feeling that life is interconnected, that there's life in stones and rocks and trees and dirt, like there is in us." ~ Bill Viola . . merged Two different lava fields merged together at Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho. . . . . #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #mondaymotivation  #merged  #abstractart  #worldscollide  #lavafields  #planetearth  #texture  #rock  #cratersofthemoon  #nationalmonument  #protectourparks  #idaho 
Who's ready for some Football?
I love me some football and really loved the story when I came across this roadside attraction in Colfax, WA.

This is the top of Codger Pole...with my lil artistic flair added. The Codger Pole is 5, 65 tall cedar poles carved with a chainsaw no less of the 51 players who played in a 1928 football game between the Colfax Bulldogs and the St. John Eagles and later went on to play a rematch 50 years later in 1988.

To quote a snippet from the memorial:
"The ghosts of our youth revealed glimpses of gridiron brilliance. Unfortunately brief and few but even so, that glorious afternoon of fun gave us guys a chance to fulfill that dream every seventy-year-old kid hangs onto: Playing one more game. 
And how many old rascals ever get to do that?" Who are you rooting for this season?
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#footballseason #onemoregame #codgerpole #rematch #colfax #washington
#goraiders
Who's ready for some Football? I love me some football and really loved the story when I came across this roadside attraction in Colfax, WA. This is the top of Codger Pole...with my lil artistic flair added. The Codger Pole is 5, 65 tall cedar poles carved with a chainsaw no less of the 51 players who played in a 1928 football game between the Colfax Bulldogs and the St. John Eagles and later went on to play a rematch 50 years later in 1988. To quote a snippet from the memorial: "The ghosts of our youth revealed glimpses of gridiron brilliance. Unfortunately brief and few but even so, that glorious afternoon of fun gave us guys a chance to fulfill that dream every seventy-year-old kid hangs onto: Playing one more game. And how many old rascals ever get to do that?" Who are you rooting for this season? . . . . #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #footballseason  #onemoregame  #codgerpole  #rematch  #colfax  #washington  #goraiders 
It's #NationalWildlifeDay

Did you know that the Snowy Egret was once hunted to near extinction because they were sought after for their beautiful feathers for women's hats in the late 1800's? Some hats even went so far as to include the whole bird. At the time it wasn't thought that anything could transform these beautiful birds population growth because they were so abundant. But fashion did. Nearly wiping them out. 
Laws are continuously evolving that are in place to protect endangered species. While a species may be considered prevalent enough to come off the list, many environmental factors go into ensuring that species survival. If something as trivial as women's fashion can play such an impactful role in the survival of a species, we should take note of how many other small challenges these beautiful creatures face to survive us and strive to do better. 
Snowy Egret Wading
Snowy Egret wading in seaside pool determined to catch some prey. 
Santa Cruz, CA
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#wildlifeday #snowyegret #protectwildlife #shootwithacamera
#wading #fishing #beautifulbird #featherfriends
It's #NationalWildlifeDay  Did you know that the Snowy Egret was once hunted to near extinction because they were sought after for their beautiful feathers for women's hats in the late 1800's? Some hats even went so far as to include the whole bird. At the time it wasn't thought that anything could transform these beautiful birds population growth because they were so abundant. But fashion did. Nearly wiping them out. Laws are continuously evolving that are in place to protect endangered species. While a species may be considered prevalent enough to come off the list, many environmental factors go into ensuring that species survival. If something as trivial as women's fashion can play such an impactful role in the survival of a species, we should take note of how many other small challenges these beautiful creatures face to survive us and strive to do better. Snowy Egret Wading Snowy Egret wading in seaside pool determined to catch some prey. Santa Cruz, CA . . . . #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #wildlifeday  #snowyegret  #protectwildlife  #shootwithacamera  #wading  #fishing  #beautifulbird  #featherfriends 
Summer is coming to a close as we're heading into Labor Day weekend. The days are already getting shorter and the mornings are crisp now. This time of year always feels like Summer is at a crossroads not wanting to surrender itself to Fall. 
But I for one, am ready. With the exception of the short days, I 🧡💛🧡fall!!
What about you? .
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Cross Roads
Old railroad crossing found in the desert. 
Death Valley National Park, CA
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#crossroads #tracks #railroadcrossing
#desertlife #mojavedesert #california #desert #deathvalley #nationalpark #protectourparks #findyourpark
Summer is coming to a close as we're heading into Labor Day weekend. The days are already getting shorter and the mornings are crisp now. This time of year always feels like Summer is at a crossroads not wanting to surrender itself to Fall. But I for one, am ready. With the exception of the short days, I 🧡💛🧡fall!! What about you? . . Cross Roads Old railroad crossing found in the desert. Death Valley National Park, CA . . . . #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #crossroads  #tracks  #railroadcrossing  #desertlife  #mojavedesert  #california  #desert  #deathvalley  #nationalpark  #protectourparks  #findyourpark 
Here's a little Misty Meadow Morning to start off your Monday.
A lovely meadow with grasses turning colors for fall as the Yosemite Valley wakes to a misty morning. 
This shot is from a few years back and I'm hopeful that Yosemite is on it's way to recovery now that the Ferguson fire is 100% contained. Special thanks to all the firefighters on the West Coast as it has been a particularly bad fire season.
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#mondaymorning #mist #meadow #fallcolor #yosemitevalley #yosemite #protectourparks #CA #californiadreamin
Here's a little Misty Meadow Morning to start off your Monday. A lovely meadow with grasses turning colors for fall as the Yosemite Valley wakes to a misty morning. This shot is from a few years back and I'm hopeful that Yosemite is on it's way to recovery now that the Ferguson fire is 100% contained. Special thanks to all the firefighters on the West Coast as it has been a particularly bad fire season. . . . . #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #mondaymorning  #mist  #meadow  #fallcolor  #yosemitevalley  #yosemite  #protectourparks  #CA  #californiadreamin 
Our National Parks turns 102 today!! 🎈
Since Yellowstone was the 1st and my personal favorite, this is my way of saying thank you! 
Do you have a favorite National Park (it's hard to choose - I know)? If so, which one? 
the Spade and the Heart
Aerial view of Grand Prismatic Spring and Excelsior Geyser Crater. Yellowstone National Park, WY
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#nps #yellowstone #grandprismaticspring #excelsiorgeyser #aerialview #spade #heart #findyourpark #getoutside #beinspired #protectourparks
Our National Parks turns 102 today!! 🎈 Since Yellowstone was the 1st and my personal favorite, this is my way of saying thank you! Do you have a favorite National Park (it's hard to choose - I know)? If so, which one? the Spade and the Heart Aerial view of Grand Prismatic Spring and Excelsior Geyser Crater. Yellowstone National Park, WY . . . . #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #nps  #yellowstone  #grandprismaticspring  #excelsiorgeyser  #aerialview  #spade  #heart  #findyourpark  #getoutside  #beinspired  #protectourparks 
Did somebody say weekend? 
Who's with me 😉?
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stranger danger
Chiseler on hind feet standing on woodpile warning the family of impending danger, aka me (even though a long lens was used). Teton Mountain Range, WY
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#fridayfun 
#strangerdanger #chisler #woodpile #tetons #wy
How's your week lining up?
Found this scene while visiting family on a recent trip. Just loved all the old colorful trucks so I had to pull over. 
Old Tow Trucks in a Row
Colorful vintage tow trucks all lined up in front of a red barn in Eastern Washington.
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#paintbyphotograph
#ipulledoverforthis #linedup 
#oldtruck #vintagetow #colorful #barn #tiltshift #backroads #roadtripin
Happy Monday! Hope you're not feelin' to much pressure gettin' back to the grind after the weekend!
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under pressure
Guage on a Harley Davidson cracked under pressure. 
60th Anniversary Hollister Harley Rally, CA
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#motorcycleMonday #underpressure #motorcycle #HarleyDavidson #harley #guague #crackedunderpressure #detailshot
Let Yourself Fly

I could use a bird's eye view of the world right now. 
How about you?

This P-51 Mustang is named Comfortably Numb and actually used to be owned by David Gilmore of Pink Floyd (seriously🖤). This is a composite image comprised of the plane shot at an airshow and background textures applied in photoshop for an artistic effect.
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#nationalaviationday #p51 #mustang #plane #airplane #learntofly
#comfortablynumb #pinkfloyd #davidgilmore
#composite #photoshop #texture
#sundayfunday
Let Yourself Fly I could use a bird's eye view of the world right now. How about you? This P-51 Mustang is named Comfortably Numb and actually used to be owned by David Gilmore of Pink Floyd (seriously🖤). This is a composite image comprised of the plane shot at an airshow and background textures applied in photoshop for an artistic effect. . . . . #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #nationalaviationday  #p51  #mustang  #plane  #airplane  #learntofly  #comfortablynumb  #pinkfloyd  #davidgilmore  #composite  #photoshop  #texture  #sundayfunday 
It's Relaxation Day! One of those fun holidays where nobody seems to get the day off. What's up with that? It is a good reminder that we should all try and carve out time for some much-needed R&R.

Did you know that by looking at the color blue, you can reduce your anxiety and stress level? Blue tends to leave viewers with a sense of calm, allowing you to be more mindful, to slow down and relax! 💙

Garrapata Granite
Detail of boulder found along the seashore. 
Garrapata Beach - Big Sur, CA
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#relaxationday #wednesdaywisdom #waterwednesday 
#relax #rest #r&r #calm #mindful #slowdown #reduceanxiety #blue
#granite #garrapata #bigsur #california
It's Relaxation Day! One of those fun holidays where nobody seems to get the day off. What's up with that? It is a good reminder that we should all try and carve out time for some much-needed R&R. Did you know that by looking at the color blue, you can reduce your anxiety and stress level? Blue tends to leave viewers with a sense of calm, allowing you to be more mindful, to slow down and relax! 💙 Garrapata Granite Detail of boulder found along the seashore. Garrapata Beach - Big Sur, CA . . . . #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #relaxationday  #wednesdaywisdom  #waterwednesday  #relax  #rest  #r &r #calm  #mindful  #slowdown  #reduceanxiety  #blue  #granite  #garrapata  #bigsur  #california 
Ever have one idea in mind and then fate takes you somewhere else? This is what happened with this image. While editing, I became fascinated with all the faces that appeared (unexpectedly) so I just went with it. Serendipity. 🖤What do you think?
How many faces do you see?

designated driver
Old car found in the Nevada desert depicting spiritual undertones.
Virginia City, NV
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#tuesdaytransformation #funwithphotoshop
#fate #serendipity #spiritual #freespirit #goddess #symbolism #psychedelic #abstract #art #psychedelicart #roadtrippin #designateddriver #symmetry #desert #oldcar #virginiacity #nevada
Ever have one idea in mind and then fate takes you somewhere else? This is what happened with this image. While editing, I became fascinated with all the faces that appeared (unexpectedly) so I just went with it. Serendipity. 🖤What do you think? How many faces do you see? designated driver Old car found in the Nevada desert depicting spiritual undertones. Virginia City, NV . . . . #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #tuesdaytransformation  #funwithphotoshop  #fate  #serendipity  #spiritual  #freespirit  #goddess  #symbolism  #psychedelic  #abstract  #art  #psychedelicart  #roadtrippin  #designateddriver  #symmetry  #desert  #oldcar  #virginiacity  #nevada 
Road trips are how I get away from it all and always serve me well for creative inspiration. I love that you never know what you will find along your journey. 
Do you have a creative hobby? Where do you find your inspiration?

mysteries of the road
Hoodoos and spires found along the roadside. 
Arches National Park, UT

Big Picture:
http://bit.ly/mysteriesRoad
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos
#motivationMonday #quoted #inspiration 
#blackwhite 
#roadtrip #creative #journey #roadmysteries 
#hoodoos #spires #archesnationalpark #utah
Road trips are how I get away from it all and always serve me well for creative inspiration. I love that you never know what you will find along your journey. Do you have a creative hobby? Where do you find your inspiration? mysteries of the road Hoodoos and spires found along the roadside. Arches National Park, UT Big Picture: http://bit.ly/mysteriesRoad . . . . #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #motivationMonday  #quoted  #inspiration  #blackwhite  #roadtrip  #creative  #journey  #roadmysteries  #hoodoos  #spires  #archesnationalpark  #utah 
My BFF is a total deadhead and she dragged me to this show in the desert way back in the day (yes, I'm / we're old...lol). Standing on the Moon was beyond words❤!!! We have gone on to see many more shows together over the years but I'm forever 'grateful' I got to see the Dead when Jerry was still alive and experience this band live with her. 
Forever Grateful
Composite image to remember my 1st Grateful Dead Show.
Sam Boyd Stadium
Las Vegas, NV
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#loveyousunny #bffmemories
#concert #summershows #concerttix #gratefuldead #rose #1994 #summertour #rememberjerry
#samboydstadium #lasvegas #nevada 
#composite
My BFF is a total deadhead and she dragged me to this show in the desert way back in the day (yes, I'm / we're old...lol). Standing on the Moon was beyond words❤!!! We have gone on to see many more shows together over the years but I'm forever 'grateful' I got to see the Dead when Jerry was still alive and experience this band live with her. Forever Grateful Composite image to remember my 1st Grateful Dead Show. Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, NV . . . . #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #loveyousunny  #bffmemories  #concert  #summershows  #concerttix  #gratefuldead  #rose  #1994  #summertour  #rememberjerry  #samboydstadium  #lasvegas  #nevada  #composite 
Heavenly Falls is a beautiful spot to stop and enjoy the day.
Portland Japanese Tea Gardens is home to this tranquil waterfall. The falls are pictured in early Autumn when the colors are just starting to pop.
Have you been to the Tea Gardens before? 
What was your favorite season?
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#Balance #Calm #Harmony #Relax #Serene #Tranquil #Wellness
#Waterfall
#Fall #FallFoliage 
#JapaneseMaple #trees
#JapaneseTeaGardens 
#Oregon #Portland
Heavenly Falls is a beautiful spot to stop and enjoy the day. Portland Japanese Tea Gardens is home to this tranquil waterfall. The falls are pictured in early Autumn when the colors are just starting to pop. Have you been to the Tea Gardens before? What was your favorite season? . . . . #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #Balance  #Calm  #Harmony  #Relax  #Serene  #Tranquil  #Wellness  #Waterfall  #Fall  #FallFoliage  #JapaneseMaple  #trees  #JapaneseTeaGardens  #Oregon  #Portland 
It's #LighthouseDay 
I love these beacons of light and history along our coast. Have you ever explored a lighthouse before?

Yaquina Head Lighthouse in the morning fog from black rocky shore below. 
Oregon Coast
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#travelTuesday #Tuesdaytravel
#travel #explore #lightmyway 
#yaquinahead
#lighthouse #beacon #light #history 
#ocean #pacific #coast #Oregon #oregoncoast
#blackshore #blackbeach
Take It Easy was playing the other day and I was reminded of my visit along Route 66. Have you ever traveled the Mother Road?
What was your favorite part?

standin' on a corner in...
Tribute to Music with this sculpture of a guitar player. 
Old Route 66 - Winslow, AZ
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#composite
#musicMonday #MondayMemories
#standinonacorner #takeiteasy #theeagles
#music #musictribute #guitarplayer
#route66 #oldhighway #roadtrip #motherroad #66
#winslow #arizona
Take It Easy was playing the other day and I was reminded of my visit along Route 66. Have you ever traveled the Mother Road? What was your favorite part? standin' on a corner in... Tribute to Music with this sculpture of a guitar player. Old Route 66 - Winslow, AZ . . . . #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #composite  #musicMonday  #MondayMemories  #standinonacorner  #takeiteasy  #theeagles  #music  #musictribute  #guitarplayer  #route66  #oldhighway  #roadtrip  #motherroad  #66  #winslow  #arizona 
I'm always stopping for these small scenes within vast landscapes. However, try as it might, the original photo never lived up to all my hype.

Something about this lone little flower on the rock spoke to me today, so I decided to try my hand at it again. I don't mind adding a little touch of photoshop magic for intimate scenes like this where I'm trying to add a feeling to an image, more than a sense of space.
I'm pretty happy with the results. 
What do you think?
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life will amaze you if you let it...
Flower growing in sandstone rock on the edge of a cliff. 
Natural Bridges National Monument, UT
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#fourleafphotos #artaboveache
#lifeisamazing #getoutdoors #findyourpark
#flowerpower #strength #hope 
#smallscenes #magic
#transformation #photoshop #luminar #lightroom
#naturalbridgesnationalmonument #utah
I'm always stopping for these small scenes within vast landscapes. However, try as it might, the original photo never lived up to all my hype. Something about this lone little flower on the rock spoke to me today, so I decided to try my hand at it again. I don't mind adding a little touch of photoshop magic for intimate scenes like this where I'm trying to add a feeling to an image, more than a sense of space. I'm pretty happy with the results. What do you think? . . life will amaze you if you let it... Flower growing in sandstone rock on the edge of a cliff. Natural Bridges National Monument, UT . . . . #fourleafphotos  #artaboveache  #lifeisamazing  #getoutdoors  #findyourpark  #flowerpower  #strength  #hope  #smallscenes  #magic  #transformation  #photoshop  #luminar  #lightroom  #naturalbridgesnationalmonument  #utah 
It's #thirstyThursday everyone! 
Where's your favorite watering hole?

Young male moose with teeth showing smiling for the camera. The green on his snout is from the algae in the pond when he feeds. 
Teton Mountain Range, WY
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#drinkup #thirsty #wateringhole
#moose #moosesmile #wildlife 
#greensnout #algae
#tetons #wyoming
"In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light."
Hans Hofmann

light within
Crystal Jellyfish from the Pacific Ocean.
Monterey, CA
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#artaboveache #fourleafphotos
#wednesdaywisdom #waterwednesday #wildlifewednesday
#quoted #nature #light #color #blue
#lightwithin 
#crystaljellyfish #jellyfish 
#pacific #ocean #coast 
#monterey #california
before the storm
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Endangered Joshua Tree against a skyline threatening to storm. 
California Desert

#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#CA #Desert #Dusk #Endangered #Exploration #ExtremeEnvironment #JoshuaTree #MojaveDesert #Nature #Outdoors #Tree #Twilight #West
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

#fourleafphotos #artaboveache
#friday13th #mysoultotake #abandoned #urbanexploration #ftord #militarybase #CA #desolate #homeless #scripture #poetry #isolation #lost #loneliness #secluded #writing #foundcomfort
“Do not feel sad for your tears as rocks never regret the waterfalls” ― Munia Khan

A 'lil slo-mo video from a recent trip to Oregon. Such a beautiful spot.

#fourleafphotos #artaboveache #silverfalls #waterfallwednesday #quoted #wednesdaywisdom #oregon #inspiration #getoutside #hike
Pier Reflections was my first photograph to be part of a public show. It was a juried exhibition at the @steinbeckcenter way back in 2006. I remember I was so excited to get in! The other artist's work in the show was beautiful and it was a truely positive experience. 
To those who hesitate to show your work, just take the leap and do it!

The image is of a pier silhouetted with the Pacific Ocean in the back at sunset. 
Aptos, CA.

#fourleafphotos #artaboveache
#firstshow #juriedexhibition #pierreflections
#pier #silhouette #ocean #pacific #beach #sand #reflection #sunset #cali #CA #californiadreamin 
#showyourwork #taketheleap #wednesdaywisdom
Pier Reflections was my first photograph to be part of a public show. It was a juried exhibition at the @steinbeckcenter way back in 2006. I remember I was so excited to get in! The other artist's work in the show was beautiful and it was a truely positive experience. To those who hesitate to show your work, just take the leap and do it! The image is of a pier silhouetted with the Pacific Ocean in the back at sunset. Aptos, CA. #fourleafphotos  #artaboveache  #firstshow  #juriedexhibition  #pierreflections  #pier  #silhouette  #ocean  #pacific  #beach  #sand  #reflection  #sunset  #cali  #CA  #californiadreamin  #showyourwork  #taketheleap  #wednesdaywisdom 
"You can shake the sand from your shoes, 
but it will never leave your soul." Today is the first day of summer! This image is from the wayback machine. Enjoy everyone!

Conversing with Nature
Red Converse sneakers and driftwood found along the Pacific Seashore.  Cannon Beach, OR

#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#quoted #inspire #soul
#summersolstice #1stdayofsummer 
#beach #beachbum #sand #driftwood #seashore #Pacific #ocean
#redconverse #kicks #sneakers #barefoot #converse
#nature #getoutside
#canonbeach 
#canoncamera
#throwbackthursday #tbt
"You can shake the sand from your shoes, but it will never leave your soul." Today is the first day of summer! This image is from the wayback machine. Enjoy everyone! Conversing with Nature Red Converse sneakers and driftwood found along the Pacific Seashore. Cannon Beach, OR #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #quoted  #inspire  #soul  #summersolstice  #1stdayofsummer  #beach  #beachbum  #sand  #driftwood  #seashore  #Pacific  #ocean  #redconverse  #kicks  #sneakers  #barefoot  #converse  #nature  #getoutside  #canonbeach  #canoncamera  #throwbackthursday  #tbt 
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
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 
#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#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

#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#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

#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#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 
#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#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. 
#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#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 
#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#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. 
#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#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

#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#abstract #art #spilled #milk #gold #white #bacteriamat
#uppergeyserbasin #yellowstone #nationalparks
Mountain Lupine 
Purple and blue Mountain Lupine Flowers. 
Teton Mountain Range, WY 
#artaboveache #fourleafphotos
#mountainlupine #lupine #flowers #wildflowers #blue #purple #tetons #wyoming
Highway Robery

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

#artaboveache #fourleafphotos
#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 
#fourleafphotos #artaboveache
#wingedwednesday
#orangecrush #orange #hecale #butterfly #hecalebutterfly #wings #pollinate
in honor of Earth Day
"The world is but a canvas to our imagination." :: Henry David Thoreau

Different succulents make up this living globe. A reminder that our Earth is fragile and we should all do our part to protect it. 
I photographed this a few years back at a home and garden show in San Francisco. It was created by the folks at Succulent Gardens in Moss Landing. For more info on the globe: https://goo.gl/ZFjFdj

#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#earthday #protectourplanet #livingearth #earth #earthdayeveryday #gogreen #nature #livingart #succulents #succulentgardens
in honor of Earth Day "The world is but a canvas to our imagination." :: Henry David Thoreau Different succulents make up this living globe. A reminder that our Earth is fragile and we should all do our part to protect it. I photographed this a few years back at a home and garden show in San Francisco. It was created by the folks at Succulent Gardens in Moss Landing. For more info on the globe: https://goo.gl/ZFjFdj #artaboveache  #fourleafphotos  #earthday  #protectourplanet  #livingearth  #earth  #earthdayeveryday  #gogreen  #nature  #livingart  #succulents  #succulentgardens 
Go Green 
Ford Mustang with Green details racing the track. 
2009 Verizon Festival of Speed
Laguna Seca Raceway, CA 
#artaboveache #fourleafphotos
#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.

#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#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

#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#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

#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#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

#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#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.

#artaboveache #fourleafphotos 
#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
caustic
Colorful green and gold Bacteria Matts at West Thumb Geyser Basin. 
Yellowstone National Park, WY.
#caustic #green #gold #bacteriamat #westthumb #westthumbgeyserbasin #yellowstone #yellowstonenationalpark #nationalpark #wyoming #fourleafphotos #artaboveache