Portland, Oregon snow and La Jolla brown pelicans

We experienced ice and snow in Portland, Oregon in January.  This was a stark contrast to our usual California warmth and the sunny days when we photograph pelicans in La Jolla.  See recent photos from these visits in the Potpourri album....

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Hummingbirds 2016: The locals were plentiful

Our backyard feeders were busy all summer and into the fall.  Members of 5 different species were present, including Costas and Black-chinned hummingbirds, unusual migrants in western Orange County.  See new additions to the hummingbird...

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2016 sports update

Surfing continues to be the passion of the Bray twins, and an attraction for pro surfers who visit the Orange County coast two or three times each year.  Soccer and baseball were the popular activities for our Heimann grandkids, and new photos of the  family sports activities can be found in both in the sport and family...

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The Great Southwest

In October we visited several national parks and monuments in Utah and Arizona. The images shown on the blog feature Capitol Reef National Park in Utah and a grey fox in Monument Valley, Arizona. Our trip was arranged and led by Kara Patterson, one of the most popular Emeritus instructors at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo.  View images from the trip in the Potpourri...

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Summer turns to Fall

August was marked by the celebration of life for our daughter Patty, who died August 1st. Support from family and friends was generous and comforting. We loved Patty more than words can...

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Little Cayman Delights!

A late April trip to Little Cayman Island combined great diving and socializing with cousin Amy Fields and good friend Elizabeth Wagner. Fair weather, calm seas, and excellent diving all week! See photos from our diving adventure in the “Undersea” album in the Gallery...

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Mission Beach in San Diego

Surrounded by family, a mid-April weekend beach house was a great spot to celebrate Carolyn’s 70th birthday! See new photos from the weekend in the Family album in...

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February Visit to “The Land Down Under”

Our February trip to Australia was entertaining but geographically challenging. Carolyn and I visited Sydney, Perth, Margaret River, and Tasmania during our two week stay. We found Australians to be a welcoming population. The western coastline was stunning for its...

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Yearend Travels 2015

Our fall and winter 2015 travels took us to Santa Fe, New Mexico and Kona, Hawaii. We enjoyed the company of George and Bette Harper in Santa Fe and other New Mexico destinations, including Bosque del Apache and White Sands. In December Carolyn and I visited Kona, Hawaii with daughter Patty, her husband Mike and their children Evan, Dylan and Jake. It was a very special time to be with the Heimann clan! See more photos in the Potpourri...

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San Clemente Pier

Living near the beach has advantages. Like being able to drive down to San Clemente and photograph the pier at sunset. When the clouds are right, it is a spectacular setting! See photos from the pier collection in the Potpourri...

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Summer Subjects

  Summertime brings sports and hummingbirds to the southland. New images have been posted to the hummingbird gallery from a recent trip to Ramsey Canyon, Arizona, and the sports gallery has been expanded to include images from the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, California and swimming from the Fran Crippen Invitational in Mission Viejo, California.   See more photos in the Sports...

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Winning Image at the OC Fair!

    Late July brought pleasant news that my photo of surfer Kelly Slater won 1st prize in the Sports category at the Orange County Fair photography exhibit.  This is my seventh year in a row getting a placing ribbon in a county fair photo competition.  The awards include 4 first place ribbons, 3 second place ribbons, and 2 third place awards.   Recent photography outings include travels to Chino, CA and Hillsboro, OR for air shows and a local visit to Soka University.  Check out updated galleries in both the Landscape and Potpourri...

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