Archive for March, 2010

Sutro at Sunset

Sutro at Sunset

Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls

Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls

It seemed to pour down from the sky…


Assumption of Mary

Assumption of Mary

A stunning stained glass portrait of the Assumption of Mary, from the balcony of Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco.


Angel with a Violin

Angel with a Violin

A colorful stained glass photo of an Angel with a violin, from the Old Saint Mary’s stained glass series.


Jesus and St. Joseph

Jesus and St. Joseph

A beautiful panel of young Jesus with St. Joseph, from the Old Saint Mary’s stained glass series.


The Baptism of Jesus

The Baptism of Jesus

Another stained glass window in the Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral series: The Baptism of the Lord by John the Baptist.


Angel with a Trumpet

Angel with a Trumpet

Two photos of a stained glass window in the balcony of the historic Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco: an angel playing a trumpet, and a detail from that same window.


Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park

[Originally published on January 27, 2010] I returned, last week, from a remarkable trip to Kentucky, where I stayed with a brilliant, loving, and handsome man, who I love with certainty and beyond all words. While there, we visited, Mammoth Cave National Park, on a clear, crisp sunny morning. Click on any photo in the […]


Beneath the Expansive Desert Sky

Beneath the Expansive Desert Sky

Car rides, for many, evoke memories of being strapped immobile inside the family car — between your sister who smells of bubble gum she won’t share, and your older brother who’s far too skilled at the “Slug Bug” game for your own good. For me, however, car trips remind me of freedom, the chance to […]


Old Silver, New Candles, and the Company of Friends

Old Silver, New Candles, and the Company of Friends

I had a few moments before a dinner party, so I decided to take some still-life shots of the gorgeous table where we would be dining. Imagine the flicker of candles, good wines, an extraordinary meal, and, most importantly, good friends gathering, laughing, and sharing. Live and love and celebrate.


Let Go the Line (Thank You, Rumi)

Let Go the Line (Thank You, Rumi)

Let Go the Line (Thank you, Rumi) Let the rigid line do what it must alone. In its wide pronouncements it can never bend or leave its dank rooms suffocating – Stuck there it can never curve to the ocean’s rippling edges (disappearing beneath the yielding sands) nor chase the butterfly’s meandering path through flowers […]


The Arizona Biltmore Hotel

The Arizona Biltmore Hotel

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the Arizona Biltmore with my exceptionally dazzling companion, for drinks and conversation after a long, busy day, during a particularly trying week. I absolutely loved the visit. The elegant Biltmore, influenced directly by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, reminds me that architecture, in the shadow of genius, can […]


Sunset: Ocean Beach, San Francisco

Sunset: Ocean Beach, San Francisco

The Mark Hopkins Hotel, at Sunset

The Mark Hopkins Hotel, at Sunset

While on a walking meditation on Grace Cathedral’s labyrinth a few weeks back, as I turned and looped and gently guided my mind to stillness, I kept seeing the warm face of the Mark Hopkins Hotel, framed by daffodils and the darkening winter sky. Its flag flapped festively overhead, while each window whispered with the […]


An Opening Benediction

An Opening Benediction

Benediction I begged It To cleave my heart, Scoop the rotten insides, And replace it with Mountains. I yearned for It to take away the ruins — to plunge what remained Deep Beneath the dirt, And replace me With seasons. It answered with silence. The enclosing Cold gripped me with loose wet clouds dripping waterfalls. […]