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Quack quack. Some #ducks in a slow part of the #creek in #wanona, a little place inside #yosemite. We spent some time sitting next to this just relaxing while we waited for a shuttle bus to take us to the #mariposagrove. #yosemitenationalpark #tree #water #river #landscape #sandiego #igerssandiego #california #california_igers #vacation #roadtrip #family #relaxing #nature #nationalpark

Quack quack. Some #ducks in a slow part of the #creek in #wanona, a little place inside #yosemite. We spent some time sitting next to this just relaxing while we waited for a shuttle bus to take us to the #mariposagrove. #yosemitenationalpark #tree #water #river #landscape #sandiego #igerssandiego #california #california_igers #vacation #roadtrip #family #relaxing #nature #nationalpark

The obligatory look up a tree. Except this tree is really tall and was burned up the first 10 feet or so, so not quite the normal tree picture. #sequoai #sequoairedwood #redwoods #yosemite #yosemitevalley #yosemitenationalpark #nationalpark #up #sky #tree #trees #tall #sandiego #igerssandiego #california #california_igers #vacation #roadtrip #family

The obligatory look up a tree. Except this tree is really tall and was burned up the first 10 feet or so, so not quite the normal tree picture. #sequoai #sequoairedwood #redwoods #yosemite #yosemitevalley #yosemitenationalpark #nationalpark #up #sky #tree #trees #tall #sandiego #igerssandiego #california #california_igers #vacation #roadtrip #family

Panoramas don’t quite have the same impact when you have as much black border around them as actual picture. Another picture from #glacierpoint I cannot say enough about how beautiful it was there. I keep saying it, but I don’t think you understand. Imagine you just found out that narnia is real and then you had a Pegasus fly you over it while you eat an enchanted BLT. That’s the level of wonder I experienced while there. Note: I hate tomato on sandwiches so the T stands for turkey. #panorama #yosemite #elcapitan #halfdome #nationalpark #landscape #yosemitefalls #centralcalifornia #igerssandiego #sandiego #california #california_igers #vacation #roadtrip #family #awestruck #narnia #blt #pegasus #mountains #trees #tree #sky #granite

Panoramas don’t quite have the same impact when you have as much black border around them as actual picture. Another picture from #glacierpoint I cannot say enough about how beautiful it was there. I keep saying it, but I don’t think you understand. Imagine you just found out that narnia is real and then you had a Pegasus fly you over it while you eat an enchanted BLT. That’s the level of wonder I experienced while there. Note: I hate tomato on sandwiches so the T stands for turkey. #panorama #yosemite #elcapitan #halfdome #nationalpark #landscape #yosemitefalls #centralcalifornia #igerssandiego #sandiego #california #california_igers #vacation #roadtrip #family #awestruck #narnia #blt #pegasus #mountains #trees #tree #sky #granite

My daughter posing with #halfdome. Side note: I caught something awful while on our trip. I’ve been laid up sick ever since. high fever, aches, pains, congestion, etc etc etc. I love you, outdoors, why you hate me so much? #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #glacierpoint #outdoors #hiking #camping #california #california_igers #sandiego #igerssandiego #family #nationalpark

My daughter posing with #halfdome. Side note: I caught something awful while on our trip. I’ve been laid up sick ever since. high fever, aches, pains, congestion, etc etc etc. I love you, outdoors, why you hate me so much? #yosemite #yosemitenationalpark #glacierpoint #outdoors #hiking #camping #california #california_igers #sandiego #igerssandiego #family #nationalpark

Into the trees… Into the trees. Another shot from #yosemite #nationalpark. This was from #yosemitevalley, we would have hiked around there but it was packed with people and around 95 degrees. Not fun for my wife and kids. So we just drove around seeing the sites. #driving #yosemitenationalpark #igerssandiego #sandiego #california #california_igers #tree #trees #green #road #roadtrip #vacation #desktopbackground #background #thecure #aforest #family

Into the trees… Into the trees. Another shot from #yosemite #nationalpark. This was from #yosemitevalley, we would have hiked around there but it was packed with people and around 95 degrees. Not fun for my wife and kids. So we just drove around seeing the sites. #driving #yosemitenationalpark #igerssandiego #sandiego #california #california_igers #tree #trees #green #road #roadtrip #vacation #desktopbackground #background #thecure #aforest #family

The crazy design etched into a log by wood boring insects. Very cool. #yosemite #yosemitevalley #yosemitenationalpark #nationalpark #log #tree #insect #insects #wood #design #sandiego #igerssandiego #california #california_igers

The crazy design etched into a log by wood boring insects. Very cool. #yosemite #yosemitevalley #yosemitenationalpark #nationalpark #log #tree #insect #insects #wood #design #sandiego #igerssandiego #california #california_igers

It’s the circle of life!!!! I should say we were no where near the edge, a family member of mine, who doesn’t realize camera trickery really thought I was holding my son over the edge. We were actually on a walkway about 50 feet from the edge. We were at #glacierpoint in #Yosemite #nationalpark. You can see #halfdome in the background, I could have stayed in this spot all day, but sitting, not holding my son, my arms get tired. #simba #simbaing #sandiego #igerssandiego #california #california_igers #family #fatherson #circleoflife #lionking #forcedperspective

It’s the circle of life!!!! I should say we were no where near the edge, a family member of mine, who doesn’t realize camera trickery really thought I was holding my son over the edge. We were actually on a walkway about 50 feet from the edge. We were at #glacierpoint in #Yosemite #nationalpark. You can see #halfdome in the background, I could have stayed in this spot all day, but sitting, not holding my son, my arms get tired. #simba #simbaing #sandiego #igerssandiego #california #california_igers #family #fatherson #circleoflife #lionking #forcedperspective

Puts the Grand Canyon to shame. You heard me. More pictures from our trip to #yosemite, we had to cut the trip short because my son was running a fever so we drive home last night. Got in around 1 AM. #nationalpark #camping #california #california_igers #sandiego #igerssandiego #trees #landscape #breathtaking #vacation #roadtrip #family #yosemitenationalpark #america #americathebeautiful #merica #yosemitevalley #half dome #elcapitan #trees #valley

Puts the Grand Canyon to shame. You heard me. More pictures from our trip to #yosemite, we had to cut the trip short because my son was running a fever so we drive home last night. Got in around 1 AM. #nationalpark #camping #california #california_igers #sandiego #igerssandiego #trees #landscape #breathtaking #vacation #roadtrip #family #yosemitenationalpark #america #americathebeautiful #merica #yosemitevalley #half dome #elcapitan #trees #valley

More pictures from our trip to #yosemite, we had to cut the trip short because my son was running a fever so we drive home last night. Got in around 1 AM. #nationalpark #camping #california #california_igers #sandiego #igerssandiego #trees #landscape #breathtaking #vacation #roadtrip #family #yosemitenationalpark #america #americathebeautiful #merica

More pictures from our trip to #yosemite, we had to cut the trip short because my son was running a fever so we drive home last night. Got in around 1 AM. #nationalpark #camping #california #california_igers #sandiego #igerssandiego #trees #landscape #breathtaking #vacation #roadtrip #family #yosemitenationalpark #america #americathebeautiful #merica

We’re camping in #Yosemite this weekend. Well… Thursday and Friday then leaving Saturday, because I need to prepare for school on Monday. This was in the #mariposagrove. #wawona #hiking #redwoods #sequoais #sequoai #roots #tree #nationalpark #camping #roadtrip #family #vacation #california #california_igers #centralcalifornia #fresno #sandiego #igerssandiego #traveling #saquoairedwood

We’re camping in #Yosemite this weekend. Well… Thursday and Friday then leaving Saturday, because I need to prepare for school on Monday. This was in the #mariposagrove. #wawona #hiking #redwoods #sequoais #sequoai #roots #tree #nationalpark #camping #roadtrip #family #vacation #california #california_igers #centralcalifornia #fresno #sandiego #igerssandiego #traveling #saquoairedwood

A trifecta. Some #ants, a #caterpillar and some #butterfly #eggs. The caterpillar is a #gulffritillary, they only eat #passionflowers and there were 3 on the one plant growing through our neighbor’s fence. #insect #bug #leaf #green #grow #growing #macro #macrogarden #thismacrogarden #macro_magic #sandiego #igerssandiego #california #california_igers #purple #orange #squidcam

A trifecta. Some #ants, a #caterpillar and some #butterfly #eggs. The caterpillar is a #gulffritillary, they only eat #passionflowers and there were 3 on the one plant growing through our neighbor’s fence. #insect #bug #leaf #green #grow #growing #macro #macrogarden #thismacrogarden #macro_magic #sandiego #igerssandiego #california #california_igers #purple #orange #squidcam

Crazy #spikey #caterpillar from the garden. Found a bunch of them feeding on this weed we are having trouble with. Go little guys go! Eat that #weed!

Crazy #spikey #caterpillar from the garden. Found a bunch of them feeding on this weed we are having trouble with. Go little guys go! Eat that #weed!

This poor big gulp mug looks like it was dragged under a car for a while, melting one side off. ———————————————————- #elcajon #sandiego #igerssandiego #california #california_igers #discarded #junk #trash #unwanted #blackandwhite #bandw #nodumping #biggulp #711 #mug #sidewalk #colorsplash #selectivecolor

This poor big gulp mug looks like it was dragged under a car for a while, melting one side off. ———————————————————- #elcajon #sandiego #igerssandiego #california #california_igers #discarded #junk #trash #unwanted #blackandwhite #bandw #nodumping #biggulp #711 #mug #sidewalk #colorsplash #selectivecolor

Another discarded sofa. ———————————————————- #elcajon #sandiego #igerssandiego #california #california_igers #discarded #junk #trash #unwanted #blackandwhite #bandw #sofa #couch #nodumping #portrait #dump

Another discarded sofa. ———————————————————- #elcajon #sandiego #igerssandiego #california #california_igers #discarded #junk #trash #unwanted #blackandwhite #bandw #sofa #couch #nodumping #portrait #dump

Last year we moved to a new neighborhood, one with several empty lots near it. I’ve noticed over the last 13 months that the “no dumping” signs are taken as a suggestion, rather than a statement, and that various things get dropped off in them. Some of them are bags of trash, but a lot of times there will be mattresses, old TVs, chairs, desks, and all manner of unwanted household items. After lookin at many of these items for days and weeks, I decided I wanted to start taking portraits of them. Each item has a history and character to it, even if we can’t tell what happened, we know they’ve been through something. I don’t mean to anthropomorphize objects, but these are things that at some point someone was really excited to have, and served a purpose. And now they’re just discarded. ———————————————————- #elcajon #sandiego #igerssandiego #california #california_igers #discarded #junk #trash #unwanted #blackandwhite #bandw #sofa #couch #mattress #boxspring #nodumping

Last year we moved to a new neighborhood, one with several empty lots near it. I’ve noticed over the last 13 months that the “no dumping” signs are taken as a suggestion, rather than a statement, and that various things get dropped off in them. Some of them are bags of trash, but a lot of times there will be mattresses, old TVs, chairs, desks, and all manner of unwanted household items. After lookin at many of these items for days and weeks, I decided I wanted to start taking portraits of them. Each item has a history and character to it, even if we can’t tell what happened, we know they’ve been through something. I don’t mean to anthropomorphize objects, but these are things that at some point someone was really excited to have, and served a purpose. And now they’re just discarded. ———————————————————- #elcajon #sandiego #igerssandiego #california #california_igers #discarded #junk #trash #unwanted #blackandwhite #bandw #sofa #couch #mattress #boxspring #nodumping