Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

San Francisco 3-13 351San Francisco 3-13 173.NEF San Francisco 3-13 174.NEF San Francisco 3-13 275San Francisco 3-13 336On a recent trip to San Francisco, I took several images looking up at the buildings in the  downtown district. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with these images so thank you Photo Challenge for giving me an outlet for these photos! 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

Images from the beautiful Four Season’s Hualalai Resort in Kona, HI. One of the main reasons I photographed this at night is because of how stunning the setting was illuminated in the evening.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

Here are my Happy pictures. I love the new photo layout option WordPress has created.


Top left represents travel ~ seeing and experiencing new places; top right represents self-reflection and connecting with the spiritual side of myself; lower left represents  family and friends which equals love; and finally my love of being at the beach and on the water. All of these things represent Happiness to me.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

Free Spirit: Someone acting freely or even irresponsibly

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The interpretation for free spirit is so wide and loose, I suppose each of us could shape this challenge however we’d like. I would like to think that I’m a bit of a free spirit (in a responsible way).

I love being spontaneous ~ I’m always up for an adventure on a moments notice. I’m not really afraid to try anything ~ although I am still trying to get my courage up to sky dive. I’m a good Christian but not afraid of death. I pride myself on being open-minded and accepting of most people and situations. I’m a little bit bohemian and a little bit Tiffany’s. In the midst of my forties, I somehow managed to convince my husband that we should quit our jobs and sell our house without knowing where we were going to land. A year later, we ironically ended up landing one mile from our old house and went back to our old jobs (see what I mean about the responsible part :)).

I have started my own businesses ~ and when I tire of them, I move on. I don’t like being stuck in a rut ~ I need to feed my soul, it’s what keeps me happy. I sing and sway to the music in my car, at the grocery store or in the mall ~ I don’t really care who is watching. And yes, I am that chick in the cowboy hat at the resort pool with my head phones on, sipping my drink (most likely a margarita) without a care in the world at that moment in time….that’s how I define my free spirit. Hence my title tag: Living life serendipitously one day at a time. 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

Ok, so I realize this isn’t just one photograph representing the word “urban” but this series came to mind immediately when I saw this week’s challenge.

This is from several month’s back when I was roaming the streets of San Francisco. For me, it doesn’t get more urban than the quirky nature and activity that surrounds SF. These images were taken in the Hayes Valley district.

This man and his bird were more than happy to pose for me.

Along with his significant other….the furry one was a little more coy.

All in all, these are a typical example of the residents that frequent this area ~ quite friendly and unique.

Don’t go looking for perfection in this neighborhood, that would just be boring!

Awaiting your arrival…

This little guy has claimed his nice digs in the city.

Ready to zip off at any moment.

All very urban to me!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

“Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.” William Butler Yeats

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

Just for fun, these tulips are from Filoli Gardens in Woodside. These tulips couldn’t be close enough together for me. I think they are gorgeous.