• Cathy

    on April 10, 2020

    UPDATE: April 10, 2020 - Due to the World Wide Pandemic called Coronavirus COVID-19 and a lot of time on my hands since we are on a Stay at Home order by Governor Newsom under President Trumps recommendation, I found myself editing this page after a long absence. The Coronavirus Stay at Home mandate has been going on for three weeks. It is devastating to see the loss of lives but it looks like staying at home is saving many lives. We have done very well in California compared to New York and several other states.

    Social Media seems to be where people prefer to go to learn about each other but I will make an attempt to do more than just store my images on my website going forward. I hope you find my photography and writing to be encouraging. It is Good Friday today! The entire United States is not allowed to attend church this year due to Social Distancing so we will be watching it online. Due to health reasons I have been watching church Live online for the past two years anyways so it won't feel any different. What will feel different is cooking dinner for just me on Easter Sunday. I am sure I am not the only one dining alone on Resurrection Sunday. Enjoy browsing my galleries and feel free to leave a comment in the Guest Book or individual photo gallery. Have a Happy Easter!

  • Cathy

    on July 9, 2013

    Where has time gone :) I think Facebook has eaten up my time and taken my focus off my website but it has been great to stay connected with old and new friends. My youngest daughter got married in June. It was a beautiful wedding and everything went great. I got to spend 13 days with my grandson Ryan who is such a sweet boy. He was a trooper hanging out with me and my photography friends on his first day with me. I gave him my old camera and he took 300 photos that day. He got his first bird with a crawdad in its mouth photo. That was exciting for us both. Then we went to a lake and fished. He caught 8 bluegill and was hooked on fishing just like his grandma. My health continues to give me challenges but I just keep pressing on knowing God will get me through each new problem. Getting old isn't fun but if we keep the right attitude we can have joy as we live our best years of our lives with kids married and grandkids arriving.

  • Cathy

    on November 17, 2012

    Well, I finally got out of the house this week and took a few photos. I am still recovering from two surgeries in 10 days and hope to get some energy back soon. I am scheduled for another surgery in Dec. I hope this is the last one for a while. I posted some new photos in animals, birds and sunset galleries. I am the editor of a monthly newsletter for Diablo Valley Camera Club. You can view my articles at http://diablovalleycameraclub.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/1093/

  • Cathy

    on October 27, 2012

    It's been three weeks since the first of my two surgeries. Being housebound for almost a month during the most beautiful time of the year was really difficult but it allowed me time to draw closer to God. I have been having fun photographing hummingbirds in my backyard in the past few days. I went with my photography group to Rush Ranch. It was my first time out shooting in a month. Photos can be seen in Travel under Rush Ranch. Also, check out my hummingbirds under Birds and then Field and Forest Birds.

  • Cathy

    on October 4, 2012

    Where has my time went. I have been some photography the past few months but I am very behind in editing and posting to my website. I did upload a few sandhill crane photos from last week. I am writing a newsletter article about them for my camera club.

    I've had a lot of deaths lately from family members to neightbors to my own dog who I had to put my dog to sleep the other day. That is one of the hardest things I have ever done. I am now officially an empty nester. No kids or animals living at home.

    I spent a very chilly day in San Francisco shooting America's Cup World Series Sailing race today. I will be creating a gallery soon under events. I won't be taking photos for a while due to multiple surgeries to hopefully improve my quality of life a bit.

  • Cathy

    on July 26, 2012

    It's been a long time since I competed in my camera club so I was a bit nervous to hear what the judge had to say. Well, he loved every photo I submitted. I won two first place awards, an honorable mention and Image of the Night for a travel photo taken in Huntington Beach. You can view the image in travel/orange county.

  • Cathy

    on June 10, 2012

    Spent a few days in the beautiful Lake Tahoe area. I loved going off-road and finding little lakes in the middle of no where. Photos can be seen in Travel/Lake Tahoe gallery.

  • Cathy

    on May 26, 2012

    I've been busy the past month with birthdays and family. Shooting fireworks at Disneyland was a highlight for my 50th birthday. A week later, I was in Yosemite enjoying beautiful Spring weather. I've updated many of my photogalleries with new images. A favorite is the bird galleries with osprey and hummingbirds.

  • Cathy

    on March 16, 2012

    Had a great time in San Diego visiting my daughter and grandsons. There were so many photo opps for me. Check out my new photos under Travel or Family San Diego.

  • Cathy

    on March 6, 2012

    Where does time go? The past 2.5 months were spent taking care of my aunt who had pancreatic cancer. She unfortunately passed away Feb. 16, 2012. During that time my health took a turn for the worse again and I found myself unable to drive for a while. I am back on the road again and hope to be posting new photos soon. My latest adventures have been close to home at Grizzly Island. I spotted 56 Tule Elk and three Great Horned Owls the other day. The images are posted in the bird and wildlife galleries.

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