Living the San Francisco Dream


Can a photo energize a person?

Can a photo energize a person?

Fort Mason, Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Co

I took this snapshot last Sunday as I was walking through Fort Mason in San Francisco, heading to my weekly farmer's market there. I enjoy looking at it, and feel energy coursing through my body when I do.

  • the sun is shining, people are walking and jogging along happily
  • I see the Golden Gate Bridge, which to me is the gateway to hiking heaven
  • I see the Marin Headlands just beyond the bridge--open space with trails galore just waiting to be explored and enjoyed
  • I see houses in the little town of Sausalito climbing up the hill from the bay, and know the many delightful restaurants waiting there, both simple and elegant ones
  • finally, in the far distance I spy Mt. Tamalpais, where the hiking is superb and varied--open hillsides with views of the ocean or bay; forested canyons with ferns growing up the steep banks and creeks below; private clubs and inns that welcome hikers to stop and refresh.

Yes, a photograph can create energy, so why not find one that inspires and uplifts you?


--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Peninsula Living Business Page



Comment balloon 20 commentsLottie Kendall • September 21 2016 08:43AM


Hi Lottie

Beautiful photos and I would think they serve as a beautiful reminder of where you live and what you enjoy doing and seeing, and there's lots of energy in that when you can't be there to experience that beauty in person.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) about 4 years ago

Such lovely photos Lottie Kendall - I too get energized from photos and always appreciate the beauty of nature...
I am thankful that Roy Kelley - inspires us on a regular basis with his extraordinary photography!

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. (Keller Williams of Central PA) about 4 years ago

I love this blog. One of the reasons that I photograph flowers is that when you focus your attention and your camera on a beautiful flower or plant, it is easy to set aside the problems of the moment.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 4 years ago

Lottie Kendall -  You live in one of the prettiest cities in the world!  I can see why your photos are so uplifting!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) about 4 years ago

A great photo brings smiles to everyone. Thank you!

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) about 4 years ago

Lottie-That first picture is gorgeous. I could look at that view all the time and it would energize me.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) about 4 years ago

I like the photos and can see how your would get energized from these photos. When I take photos of the mountains I get energized seeing them.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate about 4 years ago

I certainly believe you can be uplifted and inspired by a photograph. I have a photo taken of my Grandmother just days before she passed away.  We talk.  Well, I talk, she listens. 

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 4 years ago

Especially with research showing the positive effect of "seeing green things", I agree.

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) about 4 years ago

This is a beautiful photo. Thank you for sharing. Have a good day.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 4 years ago

Hi Jeff Dowler - these 2 pictures energize me and fill me with gratitude.

Hello Maria Sapio - agreed; Roy Kelley shares gorgeous photos; I've become a fan of Longwood Gardens even though I've never visited there.

Good morning, Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale - you have gorgeous scenery in your area, too. Lake Tahoe is simply beautiful.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 4 years ago

Good morning, Lynnea Miller - I agree with your comment about great photos bringing smiles to faces - I've enjoyed so many here on Active Rain.

Sharon Lee - that's what I wake up to each morning; it's a pleasure watching night turn into day looking at that view.

I've enjoyed many of your mountain photos, Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® - keep them coming, please.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 4 years ago

Hi Tammy Lankford, - I love thinking of you talking to your grandmother and her listening - photos can be amazing.

Hi Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900 - green is soothing and refreshing, without a doubt.

Thanks, Gita Bantwal - that view factors into my morning gratitude many days. Wishing you a good day.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 4 years ago

What a gift. Alive with vibrant energy and joy. I love it, Lottie. Thanks for sharing. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 4 years ago

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - so different from your area; both areas captivating in their own way. I always enjoy your photos!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 4 years ago

Hi Lottie Kendall ,  I totally agree. A photo can definately get people excited.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 4 years ago

Yes! Yes! Yes! A photograph can energize me too! The right photograph can evoke emotion and inspiration!

Your photos are just beautiful and energizing too!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 4 years ago

Greetings, Larry Johnston -- I get especially excited by trail photos (I'm a hiker) and photos that combine urban scenes with natural beauty!

Hi Patricia Feager - I'm glad you can sense the energy in those pictures. I smile and want to lace up my running shoes/walking shoes when I look at them!


Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 4 years ago

Good morning Lottie Kendall ,

I'm so glad that Roy Kelley reblogged your post! I believe photographs can inspire and energize you! I do feel the energy this photograph gives off!! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Lottie. This is wonderful and inspiring too. Yes I agree that a photo can inspire. Your photos are terrific.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 4 years ago