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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ABC Wednesday (B), Watery Wednesday, Midweek Blues, Outdoor Wednesday / Just Gliding Along the Harbor

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These guys are performing a balancing act as they paddle along the harbor at Dana Point, California.
The blue sailboat also showed up for ABC Wednesday (the letter B).

The theme is B

Monday, July 26, 2010

That's My World Tuesday, Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot, Mosaic Monday / Black & White With Selective Coloring

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I have been taking some time to learn new editing techniques in PhotoShop.
I have finally learned to use selective coloring with black and white!
This is the before and after...yeah!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday Stills, Mellow Yellow / The Open Door Upstairs

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A night shot of an open door at Shoreline Village, Long Beach, California USA.

Sunday Stills
The theme is "Back to Basics - Rule of Thirds."

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Today's Flowers, Ruby Tuesday / Red Bougainvillea

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There is a lot of red bougainvillea that line the water's edge in Long Beach, California, USA.
This shot was taken looking across Rainbow Harbor at downtown Long Beach and the Shoreline Village.
July 20, 2010


Friday, July 23, 2010

Weekend Reflections, Scenic Sunday / The Queen Mary in Long Beach Harbor, Long Beach, California USA

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The Queen Mary is permanently docked in Long Beach Harbor.
This photo was taken at about 10:30 p.m. from across the water at Shoreline Village.
Long Beach is incredibly scenic at night!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

SkyWatch Friday, Looking at the Sky on Friday / Lion's Light House For The Visually Impaired, Long Beach, California USA

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Lions Light House for Sight @ Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach, California USA.
This faux light house was built in 2000 as a symbol of the fund raising that has been done by the Lions Club for the visually impaired.
The harbor office is located at the bottom of the tower.
It is a white conical tower during the day but, glows with amazing colors at night.

The sky was a brilliant orange 2 nights ago.
I thought the blue light was absolutely dazzling against this intense sky about 25 minutes after sunset.




Tuesday, July 20, 2010

ABC Wednesday / A for Anxiously Awaiting

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our 2nd grandson with, now, less than 3 weeks to go.

"A"

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ruby Tuesday, Watery Wednesday / Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the Marina

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This little guy was paddling around in the marina at Dana Point Harbor with a little buddy.
His parents were sitting on their boat nearby enjoying a Sunday afternoon on the water.
I was pleased with all the red...just in time for Ruby Tuesday!


That's My World Tuesday / New Orleans Jazz Band, Downtown Disney, Anaheim, California USA

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We really like to listen to this New Orleans Jazz Band at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California.
There are four of them.
The one who appears to be missing has his reflection in the mirror.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sunday Stills, Scenic Sunday, Mellow Yellow and Today's Flowers / "Beaches" Cottage

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This is the cottage that was used in the film Beaches, starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey.  
The film was released in the mid-80's.
The fencing was not there back in those days,
but is now to keep people off the property until after the restoration of the cottages that line the beach at Crystal Cove, California.
They are in the second phase of the restoration...this little gem will be available for rent in the not too long future.
Other restored cottages can take up to a year to get a reservation...at least for the summer months.

Here you can see that it is just footsteps from the ocean.
It was a warm but very gloomy day on the beach last week.
But, not the case today...the sun has made its appearance!

Sunday Stills
The theme is summer.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Weekend Reflections, SkyWatch Friday, Looking at the Sky on Friday / A Glimpse of Sunshine

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Walking around Balboa Island is one of my favorite things to do in the late afternoon and early evening.
This photo was taken last week at the height of our "June Gloom," which lasted well into July.
The sun came out about 5:15 p.m. just for me to catch this picture.



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

ABC Wednesday / Z for Zinfandel

These beauties will soon be a lovely bottle of Zinfandel!
Temecula Valley Wine Country, Temecula, California USA
June 26, 2010

"Z"