The buzz of insects is the only noise you hear on the grounds of the Carmelite Monastery in Carmel, California. The nuns maintain a complete vow of silence, a tradition since coming from Mount Carmel in the Holy Land to the California shores in 1602.  But they were nice enough to let me photograph their […]


Muir Woods is home to some of the tallest trees in the world; some are over 1,000 years old.  The coastal Redwood trees were well worth the six mile morning hike! San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, California April 2013 – Click here to see the entire collection. If you like this photo, leave a […]