Things have been so hectic lately, I haven’t had time to post photos I took in California, and that was a month ago.
Although we were on the go constantly, we did manage one walk on the beach at “golden hour” just before the sun was setting.
It was a week day, so the beach was pretty empty, but we enjoyed the peace and quiet.
Truly my favorite time of day to shoot at the beach (or anywhere). The plants in the foreground are ice plant (a ground cover that resists fire) and sea lavender.
A close-up of sea lavender. It’s also called statice and is in the plumbago family, not related to lavender at all. Grows really well in sand, as you can see.
I have no idea what this is, but it makes me think of the Tin Man.
Doesn’t the sand look like leather here? I was shooting with my iPhone, so the light was tricky.
The sun pretty much stayed in the clouds, but it was still a lovely sunset.
I have two more posts on Kauai, Hawaii, and hope to get to them soon. . . .
Spectacular images. How lovely that you had the beach pretty much to yourself for the one opportunity to take a stroll.
Thanks, Cheryl. There were just a few people on the beach that evening, so it was like we had it to ourselves. So nice!
The life guard station is one cool picture – very envious:)
Thank you. I envy your living in France. 🙂
Amazing photos. Is this close to where you will be living? Gorgeous.
I’ve never heard of sea lavender before. Now that is something. The color is so nice.
The light is particularly nice in these shots. Mellow.
Thanks so much, Caroline. Yes, it is fairly close to where we will be living.
I had never heard of sea lavender before I lived in Calif. either. The statice we get at the grocery store is much darker and the stems are quite stiff.
I really needed these pictures – soothing to the soul. I have never heard of ice plants and I love any kind of lavender.
Glad to hear it.
Ice plant is all over Southern California, but it originally came from South Africa. It has bright magenta or yellow flowers too.
Beach houses should be located as close to the sea as possible so that you can enjoy the view. `
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