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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Photostory Friday, The World in Black and White / Promenade Artist


























This photograph was taken in Santa Monica at the 3rd Street Promenade. It's a great place to walk, shop, maybe eat, enjoy street musicians and then...people watch. In other words, don't forget your camera! I took this photo in color but converted it to black and white. I'm not sure which version I like best, so I am posting both.

Shadow Shot Sunday / Roller Blading Along the Beach in Santa Monica, California

A leisurely "roll" along the beach in Santa Monica on a rather warm
fall day.

Shadow Shot Sunday


Photo Hunt 180 : Twisted



Photo Hunt 180 : Twisted

Photo Hunter

Shutterday / Theme is "Bricks"



This week's theme for Shutterday is "bricks."

This old brick wall is in the process of coming down for newer construction in the downtown area of my town.

Color Carnival #21 / Ice Cream Cone



This ice cream cone is at the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California.

Color Carnival

Friday, September 25, 2009

Weekend Reflections / Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, California


Reflection of street traffic in a jewelry store window in Santa Monica, California.

This meme is hosted by James at Weekend Reflections

Dappled Light in Black and White


This photograph was taken on the Mt. Baldy Road in southern California, and
is also posted on the meme, "The World in Black and White."

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Skywatch Friday / Sky over Costa Mesa, California















This is another one of those gorgeous sights of bursting light rays! This is the kind of sky that leaves me completely awe-struck! And, the reflection in the windows just adds more elegance from Mother Nature.

SkyWatch Friday

The World in Black and White / Surfer in the Spray



















I am a new member of a black and white meme as of today. I am really excited about being a part of their blog roll. It is called, "The World in Black and White. "This photograph is also posted with them. There are a lot of fabulous black and whites posted there! Check them out by clicking here!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Distracted by Shiny Things / Harbor Festival, Oceanside, California



I'm not sure if these are sparkly or shiny, but, I do know they are distracting!

Distracted by Shiny Things

Sepia Scenes #49 / U.S. Marine Base at Camp Pendleton, California









This U.S. Marine was over-seeing the U.S. Navy Hovercraft as it was preparing to move out to the open ocean from the beach at Oceanside, California on September 20, 09.
To view my post of the Naval Hovercraft click here.

Sepia Scenes

White Wednesday / Little White Bird House



I photographed this little white bird house at an antique store in the Orange Circle of the City of Orange, California.

White Wednesday

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

ABC Wednesday / "J" is for Jet















































ABC Wednesday / "J" is for JET

This is Air Force One at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. It is a "707 jet" used by Former President Ronald Reagan during his U.S. Presidency. This plane served seven U.S. Presidents from 1973-2001. (Nixon, Carter, Ford, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush)

My husband and I spent an afternoon visiting the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in late August. The highlight was to walk through this historical "jet."

Outdoor Wednesday #37 / Friendly Boat
















I can't imagine why this friendly looking little boat is empty! We enjoyed admiring it on East Beach, Santa Barbara, California last Saturday evening.

Outdoor Wednesday

Watery Wednesday #54 / Fog Over the Ocean


















This is a scene of East Beach in Santa Barbara on September 19, 09. It was about 6 p.m. and the fog was moving inland off the ocean. It created a wonderful light show for sunset and Watery Wednesday!

Mellow Yellow Monday #36 / Day Lily

















This Day Lily grows in my front yard...no sign of autumn here...our lilies still think it is summer with the 102° we're having these days in southern California! In fact...elementary schools in my area are keeping the students inside the classrooms all day today. It's way too hot for their recess or lunch time outside. That makes really happy teachers!

Mellow Yellow Monday

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mosaic Monday / A Whole Lot of Yellow and Red!


I've been noticing a whole lot of yellow and red these days! I collected these photos, easily, around just a small area of my town. I guess that's why...we notice it?!

Mosaic Monday

I ♥ Faces / Candid



This marine was watching over the U.S. Naval Hovercraft as it was preparing to depart from the beach to the ocean. You can see more about the hovercraft by going to my "That's My World Tuesday" post.


I ♥ Faces

Ruby Tuesday # / Wedding Colors!

















My nephew was married on September 18, 09. I am posting some of the ceremony and reception colors for Ruby Tuesday...you're right! There is RED!

Ruby Tuesday