I just got home from a quick trip to British Columbia. Canadian Thanksgiving was a great excuse to go and visit family and be amongst all the beautiful fall colors for a few days. Amazing how cold it felt compared to the still summery weather here in San Francisco.
You know when its the middle of the night and you are freezing and your partner is roasting? Well, that’s how it is for me and S on most nights. When we were in Scandinavia this Summer we discovered an awesome solution: twin duvets. All of the places we stayed throughout Denmark, Sweden and Norway had bedding like this. We can each regulate our own temperatures while still being able to cuddle and be close while falling asleep. It may sound like a small thing, but it has definitely improved both our quality of sleep.
I finally had a Sunday with no photoshoots, so Simon and I decided to get out of the city and go for an afternoon swim and picnic by the South Yuba River. Its a bit of a drive (just over 2 hours from SF), but the water is crystal clear and the rocks are so smooth they feel man-made. I didn’t take a chance bringing my camera down to the water, but I did get a shot from above. If you haven’t been I would highly recommend it.
One of the things I love about living in California is that all year long there is always something growing. Like today, I went out to water some plants in my backyard and found that the fig tree was basically exploding with fruit! So delicious!
These photos don’t even begin to convey the creative craziness that is Burning Man. I am in awe of the scale of the art and the warmth of the people. There really is nothing like it on Earth!
If you are thinking of going to Burning Man next year, here is a great article with tips on keeping your camera functional in the dust. And, be sure to check out some of my favorite photos of the event by Trey Ratcliff.
The word for today in the August Break 2013 Challenge is ‘BOOKS’.
I just received this book in the mail this morning and have been devouring it. So many creative ideas and fun photos. I definitely recommend it to anyone who is even a little interested in photography.