Tag Archives: Pacific Ocean

Back to Winter

Well, I shouldn’t have talked about how spring comes early to Southern California. The following week it turned cold and rainy. It even got down in the 30s at night. But there’s something wonderful about winter in California besides the … 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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A Couple of Favorites

Sea lavender, one of my favorites, is in bloom again at one of my favorite spots, La Jolla Cove. We really are spoiled here having everything bloom before the end of March. Only the jasmine isn’t out yet, but there … Continue reading

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A Dose of Vitamin Sea and My Favorite Drink

I was about ready to jump in this ocean over the weekend. So hot here! Before, it was rare to see temps in the 90s in September, but not anymore. I am sooo thankful we put in A/C last summer. … Continue reading

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Cactus Flower

I shot this about a week ago while on some cliffs above the beach. This is a San Pedro cactus, I think. The black thing on the right side of the flower is a beetle. Great weekend, everyone! {carole}

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Bejeweled

La Jolla supposedly means “the jewel.” I was there recently and was happy to see all the sea lavender flourishing next to the turquoise-and-sapphire-blue Pacific. Love those jewel tones. More on Tuesday. Great weekend, everyone! {carole}

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Winter Sunset

My stepson was visiting from the East Coast recently and we went to the beach one evening to catch the sunset. The actual setting wasn’t spectacular, but the afterglow was pretty sweet: The light on the ocean was so unusual–I … Continue reading

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Want a Break From the Cold?

If you’re in the middle of the deep freeze that’s affecting large parts of the world, here are some shots taken recently at Torrey Pines Reserve overlooking the Pacific. Enjoy. . . . Great weekend, everyone! We’re going away for … Continue reading

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Torrey Pines Reserve

The Torrey Pine (Pinus torreyana) is the rarest pine in the U.S. It grows only in Torrey Pines Reserve and on Santa Rosa Island off the coast near Santa Barbara. The reserve is one of my favorite places to hike. … Continue reading

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Hang Gliders and a Vulture

We were driving through La Jolla a couple of months ago, and on a whim, decided to check out the Torrey Pines Gliderport. . . . This is where it all starts. On tall cliffs overlooking the Pacific. The shot … Continue reading

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