Monday, December 31, 2012

For 2013, I thought I would start a new project. This time, I won't be able to take photos as often as I did (boohoo for me). My goal is to share at least one new photo with you each day. I have so many on Flickr, so this should not be a problem. I miss my photography outings.....Both of my children are now in school and I have become active as a volunteer. While this is fun for me and I love being involved in their school, I no longer can just drop them off when I see a "must shoot" view that I see on the way to school. I feel like I've taken enough photos of the areas nearby anyway. I am hoping that we can visit the coast again in February so that I can take photos of the monarchs in Pacific Grove. I am excited, but wary because although I LOVE the idea, I am not certain how well those photos may turn out; I don't have a super duper zoom lens and I don't know how close I will be able to get. Also, I anticipate that I won't be the only photographer there, taking photos during the last month of their migration. Wish me good luck, and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

I walk with my little lantern...

The family participated in the Kindergarten Lantern Walk yesterday. It was very sweet. We made lanterns at home. My children's school has 4 Kindergarten classes and most of the children and their families attended. It was such a wonderful sight to see a line of lights moving through the neighborhood.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pretty and Pink

Pretty and Pink by Gryffngurl
Pretty and Pink, a photo by Gryffngurl on Flickr.

These are some of my favorite flowers.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Goggles by Gryffngurl
Goggles, a photo by Gryffngurl on Flickr.

Haven't posted anything in a while, due to many unforeseen circumstances, but mostly because my laptop isn't working properly and I haven't been able to process any of the pictures that I've taken in the past month. I am very sad about that, but pictures like this from a few weeks ago lift up my spirits, just a bit. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Hidden Fence at Hidden Falls

Took this during a hike my family and I took on Mother's Day.

Friday, June 8, 2012


Distracted by Gryffngurl
Distracted, a photo by Gryffngurl on Flickr.

My son and I visited a creek with a small waterfall. I brought along a P&S camera ("point and shoot") for him to take pictures with me. The quaintness of the area was lost on him because he was too distracted by the photos and videos already on the camera. Oh well...

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Be by Gryffngurl
Be, a photo by Gryffngurl on Flickr.

Aaaah the joys of the beach and nothing to do

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Bicyclist, by Chance

A Bicyclist, by Chance by Gryffngurl
A Bicyclist, by Chance, a photo by Gryffngurl on Flickr.

I wanted a photo of the setting sun and set my camera to take 3 photos. The bicyclist rode into the frame as I was shooting, by chance.

Monday, March 26, 2012

I am Mamarazzi

Mamarazzi, a photo by Gryffngurl on Flickr.
Has this been coined yet? If not then I claim it - it means a mother that obsessively takes photos of their (very cute, often very energetic) kids.

Please Daddy?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Haircut by Gryffngurl
Haircut, a photo by Gryffngurl on Flickr.

My son, getting his first haircut of the year.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Don't go.....

Don't go..... by Gryffngurl
Don't go....., a photo by Gryffngurl on Flickr.

Finally caught a group of birds willing to fly for me. California birds are funny this way....

Friday, January 20, 2012

Water Chains and Bokeh

Water Chains and Bokeh by Gryffngurl
Water Chains and Bokeh, a photo by Gryffngurl on Flickr.

This is one of my Japanese Maple Trees. Most of the leaves have fallen off, but there are a few that are quite stubborn - see, they still have color! When I looked outside this afternoon, I notice the water drops along the bottom of the branches, and thought it was pretty. I hope you think so too...

Rose, Wet

Rose, Wet by Gryffngurl
Rose, Wet, a photo by Gryffngurl on Flickr.

This is one of the roses from my front yard. I like the drops.....

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012


Cow by Gryffngurl
Cow, a photo by Gryffngurl on Flickr.

One of the last photos I took last year. This cow stared at me for a long time before he turned around and walked slowly away......