Tag Archives: California

Sky Candy

We are lucky enough to see some beautiful sunsets off our balcony. I took these shots a few months ago and was struck by how the clouds resembled cotton candy. The mountains are just right of center. I love seeing … Continue reading

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Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, Part III

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden, and the last major international project created by Niki de Saint Phalle. In part II, I told you I’d be focusing on de Saint Phalle’s shades of blue. Under the … Continue reading

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Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, Part I

About a year ago, we went to see a sculpture garden created by artist Niki de Saint Phalle. It’s located in Kit Carson Park in Escondido. Unfortunately, the garden was closed and wouldn’t open for another year due to vandalism … Continue reading

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Variations on a Sunset

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of sunsets at the beach. Each one is so different and so beautiful. What’s struck me recently is how the sky changes just a few feet in another direction: Facing west. Looking towards … Continue reading

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And Summer Begins

I thought a beach photo would be appropriate for Memorial Day weekend, since it heralds the beginning of summer. Yes, I know it’s not official until June, but in the U.S. this weekend really starts things off. I have a … Continue reading

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Pannikin Coffee and Tea

I’ve always meant to go to the Pannikin Coffee and Tea in Encinitas, but never got there somehow. The one in Del Mar is where I used to go before it closed down. Now I think I’ll be hitting this … Continue reading

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San Francisco Pastels

I think I may have mentioned that I love the architecture in San Francisco. So much character, so much elegance. We don’t have a lot of that in San Diego and it’s one thing I really miss about the East … Continue reading

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Mixed Colors

I went up to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad last week for this shot. I’m writing my memoir about traveling in the Middle East and Europe, so no time for a long post today. I’ll have a longer post on … Continue reading

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San Francisco’s Painted Ladies and Neighbors

When we were in San Francisco, one of the things I really wanted to see was the row of Victorian houses at 710–720 Steiner Street, better known as The Painted Ladies. I didn’t even care that it was drizzly outside. … Continue reading

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