For the Atmospherically Challenged: A Recall to Sunnier Days in San Francisco

San Francisco Landmarks, Golden Gate Bridge photography, morning sunshine

…I dream of sunnier days- K’lee L.

We here in San Francisco know come this time of year, while many of you are seeing the beginnings of REAL, consistently warmer days, our heavy fog banks tends to come home for a visit. It’s not too unusual for said fog to hang around for a month or three, keeping the weather on the cool and cloudy side.

It’s not that I’m complaining… too much. There’s plenty to do in the great outdoors here even when the sun is hidden behind a thick veil of clouds. One way I instantly feel a little better is through recalling sunnier days; those times when with camera in hand, I took a few shots of blue sky reflected in boat-dotted bluer waters with rusty red bridges spanning across the background…

(sigh…)

This particular photo came about during a series of gorgeous days; the kind we rarely get here in S.F.. Those of us ‘in the know’ and with cameras sometimes in tow, get out and record the phenomena. It makes the cloudy, ‘atmospherically challenged’ days of ‘summer’ a little easier to bear…

K’lee L. © 2015

Memorial Day Remembrance Part Two

SanFrancisco Fleet Week, montage, Blue Angels, Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco Landmarks

Morning muster at Justin Herman Plaza surrounded by a quartet of Blue Angels! – K’lee L.

From my archives of San Francisco Fleet Week shots, a second photo montage tribute to Memorial Day.

Note: The middle shot; a morning muster of servicemen in front of San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza, seemed to ‘belong’ with this quintet of shots. Definitely glad I snapped it!

K’lee L. © 2015

In Memory…

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The National Cemetery in San Francisco’s Presidio to honor Memorial Day 2015- K’lee L.

Here in the U.S., Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May. It’s a three-day marker of the beginning of summer, which for those experiencing nice weather could mean plenty of beach time and barbeques.

It’s also a national holiday of remembrance for those who gave their lives during times of war as members of the military. I took this photo a few weeks back and as is sometimes the case, didn’t use it right away, but set it aside with the idea that the right time and place would reveal itself.

With Memorial Day being tomorrow, it seems the perfect time to let this picture of the national cemetery in San Francisco’s Presidio represent not only those of this country who gave their lives fighting, but perhaps it can stand as a testament to ALL people across this globe of ours who fought, fell, and are gone but not forgotten.

In Memory…

K’lee L. © 2015

Ten Quote Tuesday (#41)

K'lee L.:

Thanks to ‘A Writer’s Path’ for these reminders as I begin a new day of writing and editing! I hope you all find as much value in them as I do…

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Gabriel Gonzalez

Welcome to another installment of Ten Quote Tuesday! If your creative juices have trouble flowing today, then read these quotes to nudge awake the sleeping muse.

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15 Bestselling Authors Who Overcame Rejection

K'lee L.:

Thanks to A Writer’s Path for this important reminder not only to those of us who write and look to publish, but to all who create. Keep believing in what you do. You never know what’s coming around the next corner!

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:

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Have you ever felt that you’re the only one in the entire world who likes your book? You’re not alone. These bestsellers might also have wondered that after so many rejections.

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“Working to Live or Living to Work”

K'lee L.:

An important reblog in my humble obzervashun…Thank you to A Curious Mind for sharing Prince EA’s message, the reminder to us all of the importance of real living… As he said in the video, ‘there is no rewind in life’. Cherish your moments…now.

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Happy Mother’s Day: To All Who Cherish, Nurture, and Inspire Life

Happy Mother's Day, Calla Lily,  white flowers,

To all who cherish, nurture, and inspire Life… K’lee L.

I had the great good fortune to discover this half-hidden Calla Lily on my last trip to San Francisco’s Botanical Garden. Once I transferred it (the photo not the flower!) from camera to computer, I set it aside, waiting for the right time to use it.

Happy Mother’s Day to you all… You know who you are!

K’lee L. © 2015