Thirsty Thursday: Colorful Skies

Rambler: Terry
Drink in Hand: 2011 Tablas Creek Panoplie

Today's sunrise (the first photograph) reminded me that the best camera you have is the one you have on you. So, tonight, I thought I'd share some of the beautiful sunrises and sunsets that I've captured with an iPhone over the last few years. The colors may be oversaturated on some but they still captured the moment when the sky and land is covered in color. Simply stunning.

Thirsty Thursday: Sunset

Rambler: Terry
Drink in Hand: 2007 Enrico Serafino Roero (italy preparation)

With Beth being out of pocket this last week, you'd think I'd have time to draft a Thirsty Thursday, set it down for a while, and then come back and proof it. Alas, though, it's been just as busy with her gone as it was with her here! Perhaps even more so! It's amazing what sucks the time away. I blame the dog mostly (not too much though because she's a rockstar!). So, between taking care of things around the house and making sure our travel plans for Italy are in order I almost forgot this post. In fact, we've both been so busy lately, I had to dig through the archives for a few decent pics to post. Hopefully, our upcoming Italiano adventure will help us both recenter on taking more beautiful shots (and not just of the Mas). Here's a few from the beginning of last, that's over a year ago now. These were taken on the way home from our Hanta adventure (dig through the archives to find that gem of an adventure!) somewhere near Paicines, California.  The sunset at this fork in the road on that day was spectacular. Enjoy the weekend! 

Thirsty Thursday: Wyoming Sunset

Rambler: Terry
Drink in Hand: 2010 Ancient Peaks Malbec

A quick post tonight from a lonely road north of Cheyenne, WY. The ocean is replaced by the rolling hills of the prairie. The clouds are gorgeous, but a bit different than clouds over the ocean. It's also quite windy. This is the standard for Wyoming. Fortunately, these few handheld shots came out okay. Here's to hoping you're able to find something beautiful this weekend!

Thirsty Thursday: Mono Lake Sunset

Rambler: Terry
Drink in Hand: Monterey Red Table Wine

It was probably not the best day to be at Mono Lake. Well, in the sense that there was very little drama in the sky. We have found that this is pretty typical for us when we attempt to capture a sunset. That's not to say that we don't get clouds and a fantastic sunset every now and then (because we have) . . . . but it seems that a clear sky is our norm . . . especially when we are looking for a sunset. I suppose that's typical, it always happens when you're not really looking for it. Regardless, here are a few shots of Mono just before sunset and then one at sunset. If you haven't been, it's worth a trip. Kind of an alien like place. And besides, then you're on the eastern side of the mountains and the Eastern Sierras are gorgeous.

Thirsty Thursday: On the Coast

Rambler: Terry
Drink in Hand: 2008 Cobblestone Chardonna

So, it's been another long week.  Actually, to be honest, it's been a long couple of weeks.  I don't know what it is lately but it's been rough.  I'm not sure why but it has. I'm sure it's been just me.  I hope everyone else has had a good couple of weeks.  The highlight of last week was our short little trip down the Big Sur coastline. I think we may need to do this more often as neither of us has taken very many photographs this year.  2013 is currently making itself out to be one our thinnest years as far as photography is concerned.  Perhaps that's okay.  Maybe we'll finally be able to sift through our early photography years (a.k.a., 2004-07ish).  

We should probably try and get out a bit least as far as shooting is concerned. There was something about being behind the lens again trying to capture the moment.  Trying to create a feeling.  I'm sure things will pick up as winter turns to spring and we get into the swing of things this year.  Until then though, you may be seeing some old photos of ours for Thirsty Thursdays.  Here's too looking forward to the end of the week and the start of a couple days of break.  Perhaps raise your glass to taking a few more photographs.  Cheers!


Thirsty Thursday: Running Instagrams

Rambler: Terry
Drink in Hand: 2010 Fog Head Pinot Noir 

So, typically Massey doesn't make the Thirsty Thursday post, but Beth liked my instagrams so much today that she talked me into posting them. Most days (when I can make it home in time), Massey and I head over to Ft Ord for a 2-3 mile run. Today, it just happened to be a fantastic sunset. Which also means the light at the top of the hill we run up was fantastic. Massey is a joy to watch...and I get some exercise too.

above it all
Mas and the Tree (at the top)
Relaxing in the Tall Grass

Thirsty Thursday: Coastline Day Dreams

Rambler: Terry Drink in Hand: 2010 Prospect 49 Boomtown Red (blend)

All last week I sat through a computer class (a.k.a., a “bootcamp”). I suppose it was worthwhile, but, then again, in the big scheme of things, I’m not so sure. Of course, the class was intended to help me earn a certification that is required for my job. I took the class very seriously and studied as much as possible. I think I saw the light of day a few times the whole week. I hope I passed the test at the end of the course. But something in me longed to be doing something else. I suppose something has to pay the bills.

When I got back home, I was excited to hear about the adventures that Beth and Massey had on their hiking trip. Good times, and I’m sure she’ll be posting something on the blog soon. As for me, I started looking through past photographs and came across some from Garrapata State Beach just south of Carmel, CA. What a beautiful place! The colors, the shapes. Much better than memorizing terms or numbers.