"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

Monday, August 22, 2011


I was lucky enough to spend the past week at a paradise of a place: Rancho La Puerta. It's located south of San Diego, just over the Mexican border.

Instead of sitting at my computer, I hiked. Instead of doing the laundry, I sculpted. Instead of driving around town running errands, I learned how to hula hoop. Instead of going to the grocery and cooking dinner, I got to go through buffet lines containing the most magnificent fresh, organic and locally grown vegetarian meals imaginable. Instead of being a slave to my cell phone, I was quiet. You get the idea. It was heaven.

Here are some photos, all taken with my Canon S90, a true workhorse of a point and shoot. I put it through its paces, and it did not let me down.

I'm trying to stay in touch with the slower pace, the meditation, the yoga, the crisp early morning hikes, the closeness of good friends (with whom I shared the experience) and the beauty of the world around me.


Anonymous said...

I love these. But I REALLY love the picture of your sculpture. You should do more of that, Gloria.

Anonymous said...

Great photos! Beautiful place. Thanks for sharing. Marti

Anonymous said...

I've been there, too. It's a special place.
- R.