December 5, 2018

Stocked Full of Cheer, December 5: Front Door

Stocked Full of Cheer, December 5:  Front Door
The front doors of the Haggin Museum.

December 4, 2018

Stocked Full of Cheer, December 4: Final Colors of Autumn

Stocked Full of Cheer, December 4: Final Colors of Autumn.

December 3, 2018

Stocked Full of Cheer, December 3: Favorite Street

Stocked Full of Cheer, December 3: Favorite Street.
Stockton is full of amazing streets but one of my favorites is Grand Canal Blvd.
What's not to love about a tree-lined street full of shops and restaurants 
separated by a waterway with fountains and pedestrian bridges?

Stocked Full of Cheer, December 2: Your Daily View

Stocked Full of Cheer, December 2: Your Daily View.
I take Feather River Drive over White Slough several times a day, it is my daily view. 
My favorite time to enjoy this view is in the evening when the sun is setting.

April 18, 2018

Taco Tuesday: Steak Tacos with Lime Mayo

Taco Tuesday!
Steak Tacos with Lime Mayo served with Cilantro-Lime Green Beans. 
These delicious recipes are from Cooking Light 
and are available as a dinner option on the Cooking Light Diet
7 Weight Watchers points for the entire meal.

April 17, 2018

Day 107: Macro

Capture Your 365 Day 107: Macro.
Close Up | Crop | Details
I risked my life getting close enough to this giant moth to take this photo!

Day 106: Striking

Capture Your 365 Day 106: Striking.
Flower | Head | Processed

April 14, 2018

Grilled Curry Chicken Flatbreads

Friday is pizza night at my house 
and I was pushing my luck by making the 
from the Cooking Light Diet on pizza night! 
My family surprised me....they liked them 
and even want me to make them again! 
No one even mentioned the raisins 
or wondered what the yellow sauce was!!!

April 13, 2018

What's going on here?

What's going on here? 
Oh, just being interviewed by Cooking Light Diet
I had so much fun filming and sharing my story! 
Check out my video here!

Day 103: Where I Stand

Capture Your 365 Day 103: Where I Stand.
At Trail Roasters Coffee, enjoying a delicious latte. 
This mosaic has been there since 1916 
when the building was constructed 
as the Owl Rexal Drug Store.

Day 99: Currently Loving

Capture Your 365 Day 99: Currently Loving.
Currently loving this coffee house and 
a delicious flat white with my husband!

This photo was featured on the 
Social Galley page!

Day 88: Without A Face

Capture Your 365 Day 88: Without A Face.
From Behind | Caught Unaware | Low Light
Extra challenge: black and white.
Early morning bird watching.

March 30, 2018

Ham and Cheese Pizza

Ham and Cheese Pizza for dinner tonight, 
although that name is far too boring and dull for this pizza! 
My family was moaning and groaning about HAM on PIZZA 
and then I went and topped it with APPLES!
They were dreading dinner.....
then they ate it. 
Let me tell you my family LOVED this pizza!!! 
Recipe from Cooking Light.
7 Weight Watchers Smart Points for 2 slices.

Snail Migration

The Great Snail Migration of Spring 2018.

March 29, 2018

Day 87: Buds

Capture Your 365 Day 87: Buds.
Colorize | Isolate Color | Contrast

March 24, 2018

March 22, 2018

Day 81: Water Drops

Capture Your 365 Day 81: Water Drops.
Liquid - Magnified - Beverage
Fun with water droplet refraction
and a painting my daughter made for today's prompt: 
a girl holding a coffee beverage.

March 21, 2018

Chicken and Rice with Cilantro-Poblano Sauce

This delicious and flavorful recipe is from the June 2008 issue of Cooking Light
The whole meal is only 6 Weight Watchers points and 
would have even fewer points if the chicken was grilled instead of sauteed.

Day 80: Like A Painting

Capture Your 365 Day 80: Like A Painting.
Layers | Blended | Abstract
Technical Week:  Using aperture to paint layers.
My Japanese Maple starting to bloom. 

The original photo:

March 20, 2018

30-Minute Filet Bourguignonne with Mashed Potatoes

(Made with sirloin!)
This Cooking Light Diet dinner option is AMAZING! 
So quick and delicious!
Recipe from Cooking Light.
8 Weight Watchers Freestyle Points per serving. 

Day 79: Beautiful Blur

Capture Your 365 Day 79: Beautiful Blur.
Soften | Portrait | 2.5
Technical Week: Use f2.5 in a portrait for beautiful blur.
Maisy, my favorite portrait subject. 
Even when she falls asleep on the job.

March 19, 2018

Day 78: Notice Me

Capture Your 365 Day 78: Notice Me.
Draw Attention | Stand Out | Monochrome
Use of aperture to make a monochrome subject stand out.

March 12, 2018

Day 71: Currently Loving

Capture Your 36 Day 71: Currently Loving.
A Favorite | Furbaby | Adore
Currently loving my cat, Maisy, who is currently loving 
watching the birds from a sunny window.

March 11, 2018

Day 70: Brings Me Joy

Capture Your 365 Day 70: Brings Me Joy.
Pleasure | Happiness | Gratification
Being married to my best friend brings me joy. 
Happy 8th anniversary to my amazing husband!

March 10, 2018

Raspberry Baby Dutch Babies

Delicious weekend brunch this morning: 
Recipe from Sunset Magazine
3 Weight Watchers Freestyle Points each.

Day 69: With Purple

Capture Your 365 Day 69: With Purple.
Harmony | Compatible | Match
Featuring yellow, the color of the week.

March 9, 2018

Day 68: Confection

Capture Your 365 Day 68: Confection.
Sugary | Treat | Macro
Featuring yellow, the color of the week.
Deliciously beautiful cookies from an amazing bakery I discovered this week!

This photo was featured in the daily
Capture Your 365 Instagram Square!

March 8, 2018

Day 67: In The Center

Capture Your 365 Day 67: In The Center.
Inside | The Heart | The Core
Featuring yellow, the color of the week.

Day 66: Shadows

Capture Your 365 Day 66: Shadows.
Highlight | Emphasize | Mysterious
Featuring yellow, the color of the week.

March 6, 2018

Taco Tuesday: Cobb Salad Tacos

Taco Tuesday:
OH MY GOSH this is my new favorite taco recipe
from the Cooking Light Diet!!!
Recipe from Cooking Light.
8 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

Day 65: Small

Capture Your 365 Day 65: Small. 
My daughter's very small canvas painting on a miniature easel.

Bacon-Powered Sweet Potato Veggie Skillet

Topped with a fried egg to celebrate the weekend! 
A delicious and filling breakfast option from the Cooking Light Diet
Recipe from Cooking Light.
Only 5 Weight Watchers Smart Points.

March 5, 2018

Day 64: Not In Focus

Capture Your 365 Day 64: Not In Focus.
(Blurred | Foreground | Gift)

February 9, 2018

Day 39: Soft Pink

Capture Your 365 Day 39: Soft Pink.

Day 40: Interesting Find

Capture Your 365 Day 40:  Interesting Find.
Among my mom's belongings was this box of photos 
and memories that my great-grandma had saved for my grandpa.  
The treasures included a letter from my grandpa to his parents and sisters 
from August 20, 1945 with the news that he will be 
leaving Europe in a few days to come home from the war; 
a family photo from July 1, 1956; 
a photo with my Great-Grandma Pitts holding me, 
my mom, and my grandpa from May 1970;  
a high school graduation photo of my Great-Grandpa Pitts; 
a newspaper clipping announcing my grandpa being made a corporal; 
a photo of my great-grandpa with my great aunt and my grandpa 
when they were young children; 
a racy photo of my grandpa in swim trunks;  
a photo of my grandpa holding an explosive device; 
a photo of my grandpa pushing his sister in a stroller; 
and my grandpa's old business card.

January 31, 2018

Day 30: Skyline

Capture Your 365 Day 30: Skyline.
The sun rising at Don Riggio Elementary School, Stockton, California.

January 27, 2018

Day 27: Prompt Free

Capture Your 365 Day 27: Prompt Free. 
The sun rising over the Lincoln Unified School District maintenance yard.

January 26, 2018

Day 23: Sunburst

Capture Your 365 Day 23: Sunburst.
Foggy sunrise at Buckley Cove Marina.

Day 25: Shadows

Capture Your 365 Day 25: Shadows