Remembering Lily – Wandering Stanford

Quad - Stanford - 2013

Lily and I used to really enjoy our weekend walks at Stanford. We live close to the campus – a quick trip in the car to one of several of our favorite starting points. On most weekend mornings, there’s not a lot going on around campus – but she really enjoyed just getting out and walking as did I.

Sometimes, I listened to podcasts along the way. Other times I didn’t – just wanting to be in the moment walking with her and enjoying the beauty of this special place. Lily didn’t care what I did – she just enjoyed all of the sights and smells along the way – a semi-regular routine but not one that was frequent enough to be boring!

One of our favorite spots was inside the Quad. She didn’t particularly enjoy all of the stone footing – but when we got out into the outer area with some nice grass she was happy again!

Many times I’ve taken this shot looking back at Memorial Church. Yesterday, I took it without Lily at my side – while remembering all of our great times together wandering Stanford.

Playing with Panoramas on the iPhone 4S with iOS 6

This morning while out for a morning walk at Menlo Park’s Sharon Park I played around a bit with the new panorama option that was introduced to the Camera app with iOS 6 on the iPhone 4S and the new iPhone 5. More about my adventures in a story I wrote over on

Remember – the best camera is the one that’s with you!

I’ve include a couple of examples below – you’ll find the full story over on! Pretty amazing images – for just a few seconds of work. Click on any of these images to see a larger version!

Sharon Park - Panorama - Menlo Park, CA

Sharon Park - Panorama - Menlo Park, CA

Sharon Park - Panorama - Menlo Park, CA