Three months on the coast of central California.  

The mission in Carmel-by-the-Sea is usually a the first place I go when we are here.  I love the architecture of Spanish Missions and this one is so very beautiful and has lovely gardens.  I’m glad we arrived in March, because shortly after I took these photos, the mission underwent some major renovations and is now surrounded by fences and construction equipment.

We had a visit from our daughter and grandson which brought us a great deal of joy and they loved it here.

The view from Pebble Beach Golf Links.

The Gin Bar at the cottage.  

A neighbors Cecil Bruner roses in bloom and extremely fragrant.  I’ll need to plant some of these.

Plenty of seafood.  

 Photography:  Ryannan Bryer de Hickman


Falls End

 It has certainly been awhile.  In this most surreal of years, I suddenly find time on my hands.  All travel on hold.  Trying to stay put.  Tomorrow I will put away the pumpkins and drag out the Christmas decor.  A last look at the pumpkins before they are wrapped and stored for another year.

All the best

Photos: RYANNAN Bryer de Hickman


Winter Life

Feliz Navidad

 Winter is a time for comfort food and in New Mexico that means posole, empanadas and bizcochitos.
Sufganiyot is often prepared during Chanukah.  One of the things I miss most about New Mexico is the food, so it was a treat for me to prepare, style and photograph these images for the 2018 edition Winter Life magazine published by The Santa Fe New Mexican.

Photography By:  Ryannan Bryer De Hickman