Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

Happy Thanksgiving//

Lots to be thankful for – including this blog and the serendipity it has fostered. This blog was 14 years old yesterday.


Happy Thanksgiving 2014!

Thanksgiving 2014

Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family today. So much to be thankful for – and this is the best holiday of the year for remembering all of the reasons why!

Fujifilm X100S Photography Photography - Fujifilm X100S

Thanksgiving Sunset

Thanksgiving Sunset - Morgan Hill

Shot with my Fujifilm X100S as we were heading home after a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends…

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Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

As we head into Thanksgiving week for 2012, I’m thinking about the many reasons for me to be thankful this year – especially for my great family and friends, business colleagues, and my health.

My joy from photography continues to expand – and this harvest scene from Menlo Park’s Cafe Borrone provides just a simple example.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! It’s the best holiday of all!


Thanksgiving 2011


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving today celebrating with our family across four generations – I hope you did too.

Thanksgiving really is the best holiday. A simple time to get together, share a wonderful meal – catch up as best we can although there’s never really enough time. And, grab a family portrait or two.

I’ve got much to be thankful for in 2011 – family, work, a good year it’s been. A close call or two – isn’t that to be expected? More importantly, lots of new learnings to keep me going. Working and learning from friends about photography has been a great joy. Continuing to write and trying to do more. But, I need to get back into fitness again – on my list.

Thinking about past Thanksgivings provides comfort. Remembering the travels to try to get home. Getting home – isn’t that the point of Thanksgiving?

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Recovering from Stupidity

So, yesterday we went off to our family’s Thanksgiving celebration. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday – it’s just about getting together, sharing, and enjoying our company. No obligations, no gifts, just us.

Anyway, with my right (camera!) arm still in a sling, I headed off without my trusty Canon 5D Mark II and glass. No way was I ever going to be able to shoot any pictures of Thanksgiving with the big DSLR!

Anticipating this, last week I picked up a new Canon PowerShot S90 – and headed off to Thanksgiving dinner with this delightful new (think left hand!) point and shoot camera! We had a wonderful dinner with family – and I took lots of shots along the way.

Some 150 shots later, I came home and began uploading the photos from the S90 to Lightroom. Somewhere along the way I decided the upload had completed (it hadn’t) and I pulled out the USB cable to the camera and – then – proceeded to format the SD card in the S90. Oh my goodness – why did I do that? Beats me – but I did.