Greetings and welcome to my hand-spun blog+site. My photography journey has been incredible! It began with fun, then grew into passion, then I discovered profound love for it and there was no looking back. Please look around, the pictures here are the reflections of how I see the world. Enjoy exploring it.

The old-faithful, llamas and the fainting goats

It was my hubby’s birthday a week ago, so his friends came over for a weekend to celebrate his big day with us. It’s also a tradition among the friends to meet up once a year, spend a few days together and go all crazy. It was only four of them first, then came along the wives of two of them, now it’s a group of six. Four years ago they were united for our wedding, the next year we all went to Yosemite for camping, a year later one of them got married in San Diego (I photographed their wedding at La Jolla) and this year they were all here and we went to Napa valley. Usually it’s not a big deal when friends get together, but one of these guys travel all the way from Kansas to reunite in Nor Cal. I think it’s very special and so much fun!

Aug, 24, 2009

Trip to Napa this time was one of a kind! We didn’t visit the wineries, instead we decided to drive up to Calistoga to see The Old Faithful Geyser of California. Not only that, we also saw the fainting goats for the first time. I never heard about the fainting goats before, neither did I believe that the goats can actually faint until I saw it happen! I feel bad for being mean to the poor goats; we tried to scare them by screaming and making loud noise. The little ones couldn’t take the shock of it and collapsed on the ground immediately. They recovered in a few seconds though.

The geyser was awesome! We waited twenty minutes for the water to blow off the ground.

Curtis and Audrey joined us for the weekend. Last year we were in San Diego for their wedding.

And there was Mr. Llama, he wasn’t very excited with the prospect of being photographed!

Here is a fainting goat, he just collapsed and after about 10 seconds he stood up.

The little guy needed some feeding after the harassment!

  • Michelle Jordan: I love the pictures of Old Faithful that you got with the rainbows...they are beautiful! You could sell those as pictures people hang on there walls...:)

    I have never seen a fainting goat either...that is crazy.
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