Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Have you ever wished you could bottle a moment in time? I’m sitting at my desk here in Colorado on a cool, windy, dry March day trying to uncork a minute from just a week ago in Hawaii.

Its 78 degrees, with a refreshing ocean breeze blowing; my hair and board shorts are still wet from the ocean and I can feel the salt water in my nose. My mind is fully converted to “island time” where I don’t have a schedule and the constant and reassuring sound of the surf is always in the background like a rocking chair for my psyche. The recent gentle rush of riding a surfboard down a wave has left a smile on my face and the excitement of swimming next to a sea turtle is still palpable. I’m watching the kids. Z is imitating the older teenagers launching off waves with a boogie board and M is playing contentedly in the sand and surf.

It’s just a fleeting instant, but it’s a good one; a vacation in every sense of the word.

And in pictures:

M cruises a wave:

Z could not get enough of the surf:

The majestic Na Pali coast, bird's-eye view:
Cliff hike:

Gotta make your own shade:
Swimming with the fishies:

Sun up:

to sun down:

Monday, March 7, 2011

Home away from Home

We're headed to the tropics next week and when we get back it will be spring, so I've been wrapping my head around what a great winter it's been. The mountains have been home away from home more than ever this year.

Here's a collection from the last few weeks.

This spot is a favorite of mine. With changes in the weather, time of day and the slow progression of the season, the shot never looks the same:

Version 1:

Version 2:

Version 3:

Cameron Pass has as much or more snow than in any season in 30 years, but we did manage a few sunny days:

Self portrait from a day riding lifts:
Where is everybody?

As much about the up as the down: