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

Eastern Sierra Wandering – The Golden Hills

Aspen mountain-LifeForcePhotos.com-lA Photographer Christine Murphy

California Fall colors burst out in a panoply of yellows, green and reds in and about the northern part of the state in September and October.  Since my last Fall shoot in the Bishop area, I got this nagging feeling … 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