California Brights

One of the things I love best about California is the bright color everywhere. The light is so beautiful it makes hues pop even more.


Bougainvillea is a huge favorite of mine. Pretty much maintenance-free once it’s established. This was taken at sunset.

yellow bike

A beach cruiser in Laguna Beach.

surf shop

Blue and yellow fitness center in Leucadia.


Would you believe an ashtray outside a club?

boogie board

A boogie board hanging outside the fitness center.

Wednesday, pastels.

Hope everyone’s having a good Monday. I just found out this July was the hottest in D.C. history, sigh. Anyone else ready for fall?


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9 Responses to California Brights

  1. flyinggma says:

    Love the bicycle. Reminds me of my first bike minus the ornate basket. Love all the vivid colors.
    Blessings Carole, Jeanne

  2. Caroline says:

    I love Bougainvillea but we cannot have them here. It’s really not warm enough. After afew hot spring days we’ve had autumn days all along.
    Maybe August will be a bit warmer. I know I shouldn’t complain. It’s nicer than the heat you had.

    • Yes, it’s a weird summer that Europe is having this year. I think I’d like to trade.
      We can’t grow bougainvillea here either. I bought some one year and put it on the deck for the summer, but forgot to bring it in before the frost.

  3. jacquelincangro says:

    I, too, am drawn to the bright colors. They just sing “beach” to me.

  4. TBM says:

    I grew up in Southern California. Thanks for a trip down memory lane.

  5. Lady Jennie says:

    Now I can’t wait to see the pastels!

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