Wandering the California Short-Grass Prairies

We have  a family house in Snelling, California, in the Central Valley on the banks of the ice-cold Merced River. My brother designed this lovely country house as a gathering place for the times when our family is able to visit … Continue reading

Wandering the Eastern Sierra – Leaving the Golden Forest

Hill of trees-LifeForcePhotos.com-LA Photographer Christine Murphy

Once I discovered there were blooming displays of yellow Aspen in an area east of the Sierra range, I decided I would make this trip and keep coming back.  This is one of those come-back trips and it is fascinating … Continue reading

Carmel-by-the-Sea, A California Artist Colony

Colorful palettes and artists abound in Carmel-by-the-Sea.  Painters painting on the beaches or along the pine forest are fun to see — with their easels in locked position and their brushes flowing oils on stretched canvas. The artists are always … Continue reading