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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Zinnia - Lensbaby Macro

Zinnia
Lensbaby Macro

Toes in the Pacific - Laguna, California USA

She touches the Pacific Ocean for the first time since she was between 2 and 4 years old.
So...almost the first time!
Laguna, California USA

Friday, June 22, 2012

Failed Block - Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball - Huntington Beach, California USA
June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Freight Trains along the Cajon Pass, California USA

 My youngest grandson, Noah, is officially interested in choo choos now!
22 months old...

 We are out on highway 138 in the high desert watching the freight trains chugging their way through the Cajon Pass, California USA

 They sure are noisy screeching and clanking along!

 We drove to another location to get another good look at them!

The engineer waved to us as he passed this time!
So cool!
I don't think Noah even saw the engineer.
He was too fascinated by the wheels!
(yes, I know his shoes don't match...is there a reason?  yes...I couldn't find the mate to either pair so we just put on a left and a right!  His mother couldn't believe it!!!!!!!)

A Day on the Water - Laguna, California USA

 a beautiful scene + a beautiful day = a beautiful painting!

 they are painting a sea arch below this bluff...

 lots of color!

 our bench...no one else had better get it first!


 this is the scene the painters were creating.

 peace and tranquility!

 pastels...

sunset on the Pacific
Laguna, California USA
June 16, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Flamingo Feathers

Flamingo Feathers

Los Angeles Zoo
June 14, 2012

Head in the Clouds! - Los Angeles Zoo, California USA

-just part of a giraffe-
Los Angeles Zoo
March 14, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Zebra Love - Los Angeles County Zoo

 
I spent a big part of today at the Los Angeles Zoo and was intrigued with stripes.
Three zebras had plenty!

Best Friends Forever!

 Resting in the hot sun...why not in the shade under a tree?

 This one naps under a big tree!

 The cutest rump ever!

 stripes and curves...

such sweet eyes!
June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Swan Lake - Balatonfüred, Hungary

This lovely creature posed for me!
Balatonfüred, Hungary
March 13, 2012
My dear Hungarian friend refers to this lake as 'her' swan lake...this is why.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

End of a Day - Balatonfüred, Hungary

 The sun is setting and creating glorious light on the water.
Lakeside docks and small jetties can't be missed!

The marina was quiet during these cold days of March.
I try to imagine the bustling activity during the later spring, summer and fall seasons.

We're down to the last light of this day...
I believe it was now time to drive back to our guesthouse for dinner and great conversation over a bottle of wine!
Balatonfüred, Hungary
March 13, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

One March Day in Balaton - Lake Balaton, Hungary

 a beautiful early morning view of Lake Balaton from the window in our room in Alsóörs, Hungary.

 The marina area at Balatonfüed, Hungary...not far from the guesthouse where we stayed.

 We took a drive up into the hills of the Balaton Wine Country and bought some nice bottles of wine for gifts and for our evening get togethers.

Back at our guesthouse in Alsóörs, Hungary...
the evening color and light was remarkable!
March 14, 2012

A Stroll Along the Lakeshore - Balatonfüred, Hungary

 This is one beautiful place on our planet...Lake Balaton (Balatonfüred), Hungary

 Strolling along the lakeshore - Balatonfüred, Hungary

 Hi Jenny and Sally!

 Hi Agnes!  

 My dear Hungarian friend, Agnes, walks ahead admiring the beauty of her home.

Balatonfüred, Hungary
March 13, 2012

Feathered Friends at Balatonfüred, Hungary

 There are plenty of birds around Lake Balaton.
This one must be keeping one leg warm since it was only in the 30's F on this 13th day of March, 2012.

Balatonfüred, Hungary

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Winter Evening Views From Our Window - Budapest, Hungary

I don't think I have seen a light reflection on water quite like this...it looked like diamonds.
The Danube River, Budapest

 The Budapest Parliament Building sits on the Pest side of the Danube River...
It was about 6 p.m. on March 10, 2012.
The photo was taken from our hotel window that we could open big and wide.
Boats, Cars and Trams

Farther up the river is Margaret Island and the Margaret Bridge.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pretty Things - Szentendre, Hungary

 handmade linens...

 plates
 
traditional clothing
and so many other things can be found in the shops of Szentendre, Hungary