*no animals were harmed whilst shooting this image
The Sawyers are great lovers of flora and fauna. Springtime provides Josh with an abundance of vibrant blooms and lively creatures to photograph, while Stephanie enjoys any excuse to, as Josh puts it, “play in the dirt.” We hope you are enjoying the changing season as much as we are!
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is nothing short of spectacular. The vast array of wildlife on display never fail to inspire or educate the thousands of people who walk through the aquarium doors each year. The aquarium’s vigilance to ocean conservation through education ensures that we remember how our decisions affect the world that we share with these magnificent creatures. Or as Terry Tempest Williams put it, “Wilderness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.”
The Fourth of July always evokes a deep nostalgia for the Sawyers. Pool parties, ice pops, barbeques, and of course fireworks, stir up memories of carefree childhood summers gone by. Fireworks in particular have an enduring ability to inspire youthful wonder and serve as reminders to us all to stop, even for a few moments, and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
The Sawyers traveled north over Memorial Day weekend to visit beautiful Mendocino, California. Despite one rainy morning (which actually turned out to be a lot of fun) we had a fantastic time! We were stunned by the sheer beauty of the coastline and enjoyed a few leisurely strolls in charming downtown Mendocino. We were especially taken by the golden fields that dominated the landscape. Steph often joked (or was she?) that she was ready to leave the hustle and bustle of Santa Cruz behind in favor of the sleepy north coast! We were never at a loss for picturesque scenery and came home with more photos than we knew what to do with! Here are a few that we hope you enjoy.