The Wonder Of Light

Living on the water makes for immense opportunities to photograph light reflections. I cannot say which time of day is my favorite, early morning or the magical evening light.

One of my favorite photos was taken on a very cold morning in winter with the first pale pink rays of sunshine on the frosted trees & the soaring eagle across the water.


On the other hand when the sun sets in the west often peeking out from under clouds I get really warm photos.


On warm sunny days magic happens.


Oftentimes a fisherman drifts by on a summer day.



One evening I captured the most amazing reflection on our boathouse windows!



The Rolling OM Ranch lies at 9000′ in the Tarryall Mountains. During the rainy season in August the sun will set under the clouds to produce spectacular double rainbows.


Moonlight on Pelican Marina is a different kind of light & a challenge to capture on camera.


Sunset on Upper Klamath Lake in winter is a special time for extraordinary light. This is the Klamath Yacht Club.


This is the beginning of the Link River where it flows from Upper Klamath Lake to become the Klamath River on it’s journey to the Pacific Ocean at Requa, California.



Rose petals drifting down the Klamath River to the sea on the day of Jim’s Memorial.

Flower Float


The beautiful & iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay taken on a sail in the early afternoon.


The lunar Eclipse over San Francisco Bay


Let There Be Light!

Every Thanksgiving Jim would get out a box of Christmas lights to decorate our sailboat Windhorse. It was usually cold & snowy but nothing would deter Jim from his task. Being outdoors was second nature to Jim. I used to call him St Francis because he loved to surround himself with animals. In Colorado we had a stable of horses, goats, chickens and an ocassional very stubborn donkey. I never saw him without a Labrador by his side. He was a lifetime bird lover & never skipped a day putting out birdseed.

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Flying the Pelican Flag

We got lots of admiration & appreciation from neighbors & people driving to town across the Fremont Bridge or stopping by Putnam’s Point to take in the view of the lights reflected in the water. If it was cold & still the effect was really pretty with the lights above & below, like a double rainbow. For a short while a few boats at the Pelican Marina joined in with lights of their own. If the lake did not freeze solid we could have had a Parade of Lights!


The Klamath Yacht Club carried on the spirit during the annual City of Klamath Falls Parade during the Snowflake Festival. One evening I took this photo as it was pouring rain and it appears the boats are floating.


This lovely photo by Aurora Simpson was taken from the Fremont Bridge.

Aurora Simpson Boat lights



Fungi For Fun

There is such a world of wonder just below our feet. During my daily walks around the neighborhood I find the most amazing plants. This mushroom sprouted in our backyard with it’s own little bright green companion plant. I love the color contrast between the earth, the warm orange mushroom & the bright green little plant just snuggled up so close like a carefully placed culinary accent by a master chef. Mother Nature is a true gourmand.