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December 25, 2010

Mostly Nude in Paris

We were in Paris for a lovely week and I decided to visit some friends.
I remained clothed at all times.

A casual stroll through the park.

December 4, 2010

A brother is added to the mix

"All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin." Lord Byron

Two sisters and now a brother with teeny tiny feet.
That also = happiness.

October 17, 2010

Surfer love

Can you see the heart in this photo?

September 10, 2010

There was fishing involved

Casting ...
...and catching...
...and, best of all, watching fish guts be cast to the gulls.

Norway in June

Two glorious weeks at the family summer house on the west coast of Norway.

Four Mikkelmen and a Kline, fishing every single day. Fresh fish for dinner every single night!

Someone's sitting down on the job ~ a hike over the old post route.

Visitors to the village on Midsummer Night's Eve.

April 25, 2010

Art Show - Rainey Gallery

I will be showing my photographs at Rainey Art Gallery in Newport Beach during May. I hope you all can come to the opening reception on May 1st from 6 - 9 p.m.!

February 27, 2010

Tulips in winter

The tulips are too excitable, it is winter here.
Look how white everything is, how quiet, how snowed-in
I am learning peacefulness, lying by myself quietly
As the light lies on these white walls, this bed, these hands.
"Tulips" by Sylvia Plath

January 22, 2010

Sydney Nycole

Recently I was lucky enough to be able to photograph this beautiful and talented singer. She's a Berkeley girl, writes all her own songs and is all the things these photos show ~ thoughtful, playful, confident. She sings her tunes lustily and angelically at the same time. I'm a fan.

January 12, 2010

France in color

Just a few dreamy scenes from our drive through southwest France......

Saint-Cirq Lapopie ~ a United Heritage site. Possibly the most perfect example of a "charming village somewhere in France" that I have ever set foot in.

I can't tell you where this is but I do know it's called Chapelle Saint Roch (see my excellent memory below). We were meandering through a small town when all of a sudden this precious chapel appeared in front of us. I shouted to STOP THE CAR and hopped out in the rain to snap this shot.

The grounds of one of our stops along the way - Chateau de La Treyne.

January 7, 2010

Île de Ré, France

View from the lighthouse to the sea.

It was late October and we were driving through the Lot Valley in southwestern France. It was beautiful, of course. Lush and fragrant with fall. We had no particular plans, other than to end up in Cognac to visit a barrel making acquaintance. I studied the map (ok ~ the GPS on my phone) to see what lay ahead in that general direction. But something tickled at the back of my mind, percolating until it finally bubbled up to the top and I remembered ~ Île de Ré!! Just off the coast of Bordeaux, a tiny island of oyster farms, vineyards, a lovely harbor and this twinkling lighthouse. We spent the day there and now I dream of going back to stay for several soothing days of bike-riding and beach-walking. And ~ see above ~ café afternoons.

January 2, 2010

A happy day at Playa del Rey

It's got to be a good day in December when you can watch your Uncle Svein play tag football on the beach.
In your bathing suit!
And after a bike ride and before a romp in the pool.
Sigh ......