San Francisco, California

After Napa Valley, we headed back to San Francisco here are some of the shots from our adventures.

The Castro Theatre

Fisherman’s Wharf

San Francisco Hilly Streets

 

Flower Conservatory, Golden Gate Park

Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park

Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park – Pagoda

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach – Surfer

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Napa Valley, California

A month ago, my fiancé and I went on holiday to California, to a family wedding in the Napa valley and then to spend time with friends in San Francisco.

The wineries were beautiful. Could of happily spent days wandering around the vines and the gardens. Here are a few of the shots that I took whilst there.

Frog’s Leap


Silver Oak

 

First warm beach trip of the year

In mid-May Tim and I popped down to North Devon in the UK for a post-engagement/pre-birthday catch up with my family. We spend Saturday on Saunton Sands hanging out on the beach. Thankfully the sun had finally come out after a month of constant rain. We had an awesome BBQ and frolicked  in the sand dunes.  My nieces were very willing, photogenic subjects for me!

Spring time comes to Chicago

The last week has been beautiful in Chicago Mid 20′s (mid 70′s for you Fahrenheit folk) and gorgeous sun.  Thankfully Tim and I made it out to the park this afternoon after doing lots of sorting of our apartment ready to move in a couple of weeks. One cobbled together awesome picnic from Fox and Obel later and we were ON.

Pictures taken in PFC Milton Olive Park by Navy Pier in Chicago.

 

Christmas Carols at Millenium Park

As many of you may  (or may not!) know, last Christmas Tim got me a DSLR. I have since spent the year attempting to become a bit less amateur!  Thanks to Groupon I have been on a couple of day-long workshops and they have helped a lot. I haven’t got out to practice as much as I would of liked, but I quite liked these photos I took at the carols. Realised that I have learnt quite a lot this year, always in manual mode now!

There will be Carols at Cloud Gate every Friday from now until Christmas. Well worth braving the cold.

Hope you like some of them!