Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Skywatching on a personal level


May 25 is my wedding anniversary. It's #8 this year. Whew, just passed the 7-year itch. Looking forward to our anniversary get-away in a couple of days, I am inspired to write a post skies I've witnessed while on one of these trips.

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2007 - we honeymooned on a cruise to Alaska. I'm almost certain this shot was taken in the port city of Skagway.

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2008 - road trip covering I-395 from Reno, NV and Carson City, NV and ending in Yosemite. This was a drive by shot and remains one of my favorite skywatching spot.

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2009 - the year we stayed at home. It was a travel year - just got back from NYC trip and planning on a Europe cruise at the end of the year. As a treat we spent the day in San Francisco, visiting the waterfront, stopping at Mission Dolores (where this pic was taken) and ended the day with a wonderful dinner at Espestus.

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2010 - Monterey and stayed by the beach. However, this is California and the water is cold in May. The accommodation was wonderful.

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2011 - Monterey. We fancied with the idea that Monterey would be our anniversary get-away destination, sort of making a tradition.

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2011 - Eureka. The Monterey tradition forgotten, we sought the company of big trees, beautifully-restored Victorians, misty beaches of the Northern California coast.

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2012 - Mendocino. Back to the Northern California coast, we explored the charms of Mendocino.

This year we are going to Lake Tahoe for 2 nights and Yosemite for a night. We're going to make more memories and take a lot of pictures (of skies and cloudscapes, hopefully).

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35 comments:

  1. Spectacular travel photos as usual, enough to let my envy soaring. Happy Anniversary, that means more travels to come!

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  2. Nice tradition to uphold with travels to cherish. Happy 8th! =)

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  3. Happy anniversary to you both! You have a wonderful tradition of travel going already with loads of memories!
    Those of us lucky enough to live in California have a banquet of travel choices close to home, we are pretty spoiled that way!

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  5. Happy Anniversay! ~ and marvelous photography ~ love the series for SWF ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  6. Those are all fabulous shots and great memories for you and your dear one. Happy Anniversary to you and have a wonderful time on May 25th!

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  7. A wonderful mix of fascinating skies. Especially love the view of snow capped mountains. Beautiful panorama.

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  8. Congrats and have a great time on your get-away! I love California and so proud to live here:)

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  9. Beautiful photos, I like the second, it looks so dramatic.

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  10. Happy Anniversary. The photographs are wonderful and such beautiful scenes. The building on mine is in an old warehouse district which has been converted to offices.

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  11. Beautiful photo's, love the drive by shot.

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  12. Beautiful places and skies. Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary!, and many more. Have a lovely time on the trip.

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  13. Happy anniversary, and thanks for sharing these photos. Excellent photography!

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  14. What a lovely tradition - wishing you a great anniversary trip. These shots are magnificent.

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  15. Loved reminiscing with you about this lovely series of your travel pics.

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  16. Wow, Happy Anniversary on coming 25th♡♡♡
    Wonderful memories of trips; especially the one "honeymooned on a cruise to Alaska"♡♡♡
    I was a bit under the weather since Monday. But slowly getting better. I truly enjoyed this post♪

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  17. lovely places and congrats to the anniverary. :)

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  18. Fantastic collection of memorable shots.

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  19. Happy 8th Anniversary! Great pics as usual.

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  20. Beautiful memories -- happy anniversary! My sky

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  21. Happy Anniversary! You two have covered a lot of ground (and sky) in your adventures together. May you have many more!

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  22. Hi! Happy anniversary. Nice collection of your good memories. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  23. Only 8 years ? I have 43 behind me, lol ! The skies are beautiful !

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  24. Wait. So where were you in 2013???? HA! 8 years is closer to 10 than 5, so you're well on your way to another milestone. Congratulations! We're coming up on 5 years next February, so I know the feeling. How fun to see where you went every year. That's a good idea (which I'll try to remember).

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  25. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!
    What a wonderful post! Love all pictures!

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  26. A lovely set of shots! Wish you have a wonderful day tomorrow.

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  27. What a fine series of pictures. You visited some beautiful places with many worth revisiting. Have a great anniversary celebration.

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  28. Happy anniversary! Wish you more years of togetherness--and lovely places to celebrate it. :) Gorgeous photos, as usual!

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  29. Hi Maria, Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. It's such a lovely tradition to celebrate it in beautiful places. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos of your special moments. Wishing you more years of happiness and more beautiful places to celebrate.

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  30. Wow! Happy Anniversary and may you be blessed with more travels near and far. Those photos are beautiful!!! :)

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  31. happy anniv to you and dear hubby. ^-^
    sorry it took me awhile,
    like you,
    can't wait for your next honeymoon getaway. hehe!
    every bit of your foto is always a feast.

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  32. Happy Anniversary! A bit late, but hopefully you can extend the celebrations again this weekend, too! :)

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