In the stillness between waves, dedicated surfers wait in the rise and fall of a winter swell. This image was captured shortly after a spectacular sunset had painted the pastel skies off of the coast of Santa Cruz, California. These quiet moments are as much a part of surf culture as catching the biggest or... Continue Reading →
Some sunsets are irresistible, with dramatic clouds flung in otherworldly colors across the horizon. This evening in Cocoa Beach, Florida was a vivid reminder that some of the most beautiful moments can be found as the light of day fades away...
Around the time one calendar year changes to the next, it is easy to become absorbed in reflecting on the recent past. In this case, 2011 flew by with alarming speed, and it is hard to believe that 2012 has already arrived. Rather than dwell on what has been, however, I am very excited by... Continue Reading →
with the wind (2), originally uploaded by A.p.K. We are anchored to a past whose weight holds us back, but I am hopeful as long as we strive toward the horizon. With the determination of a steady wind, and with our hearts harnessing the light, we may yet break free.
(memorial, meditation), originally uploaded by A.p.K. A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ~ Joseph Campbell Today is traditionally a day for remembrance and for gathering with friends and family to celebrate the bountiful pleasures of the season. I find it difficult to limit my Memorial... Continue Reading →
just another day in paradise, originally uploaded by A.p.K. Living in Monterey is pretty much like living inside a postcard. Every sunset has the potential to make the evening magical, as the lights of the squid-fishing boats come to life along a stormy horizon, and a few hardy souls brave the cold wind and waves... Continue Reading →
(1), originally uploaded by A.p.K. I always find it remarkable how just the right cast of light across two different surfaces can reveal how deeply related both might be to each other. In this case, the texture of lapping waves during an outgoing evening tide are mirrored in the ripples of damp sand along the... Continue Reading →
Ravishing ranunculus, originally uploaded by A.p.K. The colors that emerge in nature are sometimes so startlingly brilliant, it can be impossible to look away. These beauties grow in my garden, and their blended shades of fuchsia, scarlet, orange and gold rival even the most technicolor sunset skies. (as always, even more gorgeous viewed larger, on... Continue Reading →