One Afternoon Around Mono Lake

mono 6When I finally planned for a backpack trip to Yosemite, my attention was mainly on four places: Bodie, Sonora Pass, Tioga Pass, and Mono Lake. That means places around Yosemite.

Somehow I knew most popular places marked by tourism websites are not my most favorites. I love rediscovering natural wonders, especially places where people don’t leave footprints everyday. I am glad that I found Mono Lake and I am going there again before Winter to capture Sunset hours.

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San Francisco: One Afternoon on Tiled Steps


It was one foggy Thursday in San Francisco yesterday, we both completed an important work and had the rest of the day free. 

While sitting inside the busy Starbucks, I was browsing on internet to find a place to go, to give my eyes rest, somewhere without wifi and all connectivity, somewhere close to nature. Travelling around 20 miles was not an option since the next day, Friday, was not a holiday.  And then just when I almost decided to spend the rest of the day at some cafe in Sausalito, my husband drove me to this place. Continue reading “San Francisco: One Afternoon on Tiled Steps”

That Favorite Spot


We all have a favorite place: a place to go back, a place to cry an ocean, a place to sit and ponder, a place to have the regular milky tea, a place to wander. For some of us that place is somewhere near Mom’s kitchen, in anticipation of a lovely childhood that comes back each time we go home. For some of us, it’s that corner of nostalgia that every camera and every piece of paper forgot to capture. For some of us, it’s that beach where we walk miles even with an injured leg and a cured heart. For some of us, it’s that regular shop where we discuss family matters for the past 40 years and enjoy fleeting nirvana. Continue reading “That Favorite Spot”