This hybrid rose is “Brandy.” I photographed it in a rose garden tenderly tended by my uncle in his century-old Woodside home.
I captured this flower vignette at my Uncle Elwood’s idyllic spread in Woodside, California. The flower is referred to by many names: Pink Spider Lily, Surprise Lily, Resurrection Lily, August Lily, Raidanti Squamigera. But my uncle could barely suppress a shy grin when describing them, to anyone who would listen, by the famous name: Naked Lady Lily!
Just north of Pigeon Point Lighthouse, this seascape scene delightfully displays the tempestuous tumult and climatic charm of the Pacific Coastline.
On a recent family visit to rural North Carolina, I was struck by the silence of the moment that presented this striking sunset.
A return trip from Florida in 2010 featured an impulsive detour to famous New Orleans! The humid heat set the scene for a lifetime of memories, including the celebrated Bourbon Street.
In 1975 I painted this watercolor of my son, using a print from a portrait taken at a local portrait studio.
Half Dome is probably the most famous feature of the national park known as Yosemite.
Filoli Gardens is an idyllic destination with a fascinating history and unique garden settings, showcasing a fountain and a pool.
This whimsical passageway on Ocean Street in Carmel draws the visitor into the courtyard at the end.
This idyllic kitchen conveys the Christmas season during which I was privileged to visit, and eat homemade pie covered with fresh cream!
The rocks, seals, boats, and restaurants in this Monterey destination display the distinct aspects of the scene.
Filoli Gardens is a destination with a rich history and unique garden settings. This imposing gate is secured by a classic used brick wall. At 30×20 inches, a high-quality canvas print of this scene would complement any decor.
These twin bees, nestled in nectar, liven the already beautiful flowers in one of the two rose gardens in my uncle’s Woodside residence.
McWay Falls, south of Carmel, is an 80-foot-tall waterfall on the coast of Big Sur, that flows year-round into the Pacific Ocean.
The Wine Cellar at Bernhard Museum is part of the museum that includes objects from everyday Victorian life, wagons, and artifacts related to the 9th-century winemaking.
Daffodil Hill invites the uninitiated to embrace its seasonal wonder and charm. This finessed photo captures the essence of the famous destination just east of Sacramento.
The rustic town of Nevada City, first settled in 1849, showcases the nostalgia of the California Gold Rush era.
This finessed photo was sourced in 2004 in Hudson, Florida. I was always enamored by the sun’s angle. Although the quality is degraded, I still feel it is worthy of display.
My uncle’s place in Woodside, California displayed many mesmerizing vignettes, among them this rustic, nostalgic scene.
This iconic San Francisco vehicle, the Cable Car, exemplifies the famous city.
Another angle of Point Lobos reveals beach revelers savoring the view, while their sand-submerged feet give the appearance of walking on water.
Giants baseball fans are diehard, despite the downpour illustrated here at a Giants ball game in AT&T Park.
We shared many meaningful times together in her rustic home in Woodside. I think this artsy version of the original shot captures the ambiance at the time.
The above 2003 shot from the San Mateo County Fair rekindled memories from Sacramento’s Land Park Zoo. I returned to those roots in 2011. In scanning old photos, memories flooded from as long as sixty years ago!
A return trip from Florida in 2010 featured an impulsive detour to famous New Orleans! In the bar to the right, I shared the world’s supposedly strongest drink, a Hand Grenade, with my daughter! The humid heat set the scene for a lifetime memory.
No words needed to describe this “Sunsational” scene of my condo entrance!
This somewhat mundane shot taken some time ago in Morgan Hill, California was finessed into an exciting if not compelling scene recently.