Transamerica Pyramid

Today’s photo is one I snapped on a tour of San Francisco back in 2010. We loved doing the touristy thing with our friends and family who came out to visit us, and it gave me ample opportunities to snap some great photos of the landmarks around town. In the distance you can see the…

Loveliest Village on the Plains

Good Friday, err Thursday afternoon! Tonight I’m headed out to “The Loveliest Village on the Plains” or Auburn, Alabama to those not in the know. This weekend is our home opener for football season, and I’m reveling in the fact that I now live close enough to drive home for even the non-conference games! Today’s…

Sonoma Grapes

Today I’m posting grapes from Sonoma’s wine country. I only went once, but Benziger Family Winery in Sonoma is a Biodynamic winery concerned with sustainability and Earth friendly wine-producing practices. They have one of the most fun (funnest?) vineyard tours in all of California wine country. They also had some of the most beautiful, iconic…

Fallen Heroes

I uploaded this picture last week, not sure when I would post it. As I sat down at my computer today, it dawned on me that this is a fitting image for the anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. I visited Arlington for the first time on my trip to DC this past…

Golden Gate Glow

Good Monday morning! Starting off the week with another night-time picture. This one is obviously the Golden Gate Bridge. You might not believe that I took this with my old point and shoot several years ago, just a few months after we moved to the Bay Area. Not too shabby, right? The northern overlook for…

Capitol by Night

I took this while on the Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour with Old Town Trolley Tours in Washington, DC this past spring. We didn’t get out to take pictures here, so I was pretty excited when this one came out clear! DC is one of my absolute favorite cities I’ve visited. We are currently cultivating…

Guardians of the Castello

Today’s picture comes from my absolute favorite winery in Napa Valley–Castello di Amorosa. Tucked away in the north end of the valley is an authentic medieval castle constructed in the 1990s and early 2000s. This place is truly amazing and the wines are pretty good too. =D If you ever make your way to Napa…

Simulated Bombing

Sticking with the Air Force theme for today, this picture is from the 2012 Barksdale AFB Defenders of Liberty Airshow. As the USAF Thunderbirds were beginning preparations for their demonstration, a B-52 simulated a bombing run complete with ground explosions. We felt the heat all the way across the flightline, so I’m guessing those Thunderbird…

F-22 Raptor

I had the privilege to see the F-22 demonstration a few years ago at the California Capital Airshow in Sacramento. Still to this day it is the most impressive aircraft I’ve ever seen take to the skies. It defies the laws of gravity and physics, and I would never want to fly against it! I…

Papa Pickin’ Corn

This photo is near and dear to my heart. The man in the picture is my husband’s grandfather, or “Papa” as everyone calls him. He is standing in “The Garden” on his expansive cattle farm in South Alabama. Papa is 88 years old, but he still gets up every morning to tend to the cows…