Lately on Instagram.

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I woke up this morning and the marine layer was thick and low, leaving a slight mist outside between the trees. It’s Halloween today (Happy Halloween!) and I think we’re going to take it easy tonight, maybe cook something light, listen to music and read a new book that a friend sent me, we want to try these headphones under $100 we got last week. I had all these little ideas on what we could do for Halloween, but am realizing after rush editing a bunch of photos, that I’m pretty tired.

Dusted off the tripod today and took a few photos with the Land Camera–nothing worth posting, but it felt good to go through the process. There hasn’t been much time lately, to sit back and enjoy all the newness around us. So far i’ve noticed that from where we’ve positioned my work desk, you can see the tiny planes flying in from the coast. My favorite is watching them at sunset– pastel pinks and yellows reflecting off their metal wings. The fog in the evenings remind me of nights in Hawai’i, when we’d come home from eating ramen at Taishoken and the air was thick and humid.

I was pretty hesitant about moving down here, but these little unexpected details have been surprisingly delightful.



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  1. October 31, 2011

    Those are lovely pictures. I like the way you organize them.
    For us this evening is quite relaxing too. Happy Halloween!

    • November 8, 2011

      thank you : ) sounded like a nice quiet evening for you.

      • June 8, 2012

        Drove with my one daughter to our new home in East Texas (a three day trip), got her seltted in partially unloading boxes, etc., and attended Mass at the little St. Joseph the Worker mission (FSSP Father William Allen). Re-acquainted ourselves with some folks we met after Mass when we were on our property search. We have a wonderful base of friends and helpers already. I flew home to hasten things here for getting back with a disabled daughter, huge white German shepherd and small parrot (Pray for me)- again, driving, so as to get my car back there. The Texas inhabitant was invited for dinner at our new friends’. The husband does remodeling and repairs so we also have HELP! I will miss the glorious St. Stephen’s in Sacramento I repeat but Father Allen is a dear, my daughter is attending Mass regularly, asked me for a chapel veil, and I’m sure, will be making her first confession in many years soon! Deo Gratias.

  2. October 31, 2011

    I love this collage – it’s so gorgeous. All these little details in each photo… You should print it out and frame it – one collage a month :)

    • November 8, 2011

      hi karleen! thank you : ) thinking about printing the collages out, such a cute idea.

  3. e #
    November 1, 2011

    it’s nice to see all the little moments captured in a collage. i think spontaneity is what i love most about IG. the new place sounds peaceful. it’s important to appreciate the little things in life. it’s what makes a thoughtful photographer. happy halloween to you both. :)

    • November 8, 2011

      i love that about IG, too. all the little in-between moments can get captured when you don’t feel like pulling out a camera. and that happens to me a lot ahha. thanks, e : ) happy halloween, a thousand weeks later.

  4. November 1, 2011

    Love all these little snaps – each of them so beautiful and meaningful. We’re moving soon as well, and I’m one part nervous and one and a half parts excited to see what the change will bring. Love seeing your photos once more!
    Ronnie xo

    • November 8, 2011

      ohh, excited for you! moving is such a pain, but it’s so nice to start new again, in a new place. i’ll be sending you happy thoughts : ) good luck!

  5. November 1, 2011

    I love it when all these moments add up to such a rich story. And how delightful that you are embracing your new home. There are always special little details that enrich whatever location we are in, methinks.

    • November 8, 2011

      you’re right, it’s all the little things that make it all better : ). glad i found you on instagram, btw. :)

  6. November 1, 2011

    lovely little instagrams.

  7. Jay #
    November 1, 2011

    nice collection of instagram images

  8. November 2, 2011

    Lovely shots.

  9. November 3, 2011

    what a beautiful collage of photos! and i am so glad to read that it is all in the details :)

  10. marisa #
    November 4, 2011


    I’m in love with my iphone and instagram too (one perk of being back home.) it’s so nice to have such a good camera without having to actually carry a separate camera!

    your neck neck of the woods sounds lovely. I hope we can find a place that suits us that well.

    happy friday ~

    • marisa #
      November 4, 2011

      *new neck* oops, hehe.

      • November 8, 2011

        ahh i need to find you on instagram. what’s your username?

        you must love being back home! : ) welcome back.

      • marisa #
        November 9, 2011

        thank u ! : D I’m starisa ~

  11. March 17, 2013

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