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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pelican Dreams of Fish - Catalina Island, California USA

this pelican was watching a fisherman very carefully hoping to snag the man's catch!
Catalina Island, California USA
July 30, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Coastal Flora - Big Sur, California USA

my impression of the coastal flora
Big Sur, California USA

California Condors - Big Sur, California USA

I see 6 California Condors roosting in this tree.
 Big Sur, California USA
June 29, 2012

Zipped - Carmel California USA

just a blouse in a window display
Carmel, California USA

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Old Gate - Carmel, California USA

My impression of an old gate in downtown Carmel, California USA

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rocky Point, Big Sur, California USA

A drive along the Big Sur coastline offers so many "Kodak" moments!  
This is Rocky Creek Bridge just north of the Andrew Molera State Park and south of Carmel, California USA.

 Rocky Point, Big Sur, California
There's a wonderful restaurant here but we didn't indulge...too early in the day.
But, we did walk around their property to enjoy the amazing views of the Pacific dancing in the fog!

...another perspective of the coastline at Rocky Point.

 ...and another!
Rocky Point, Big Sur, California USA
June 29, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Giant Lollipops

Giant Lollipops + editing = FUN!
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The "Pilgrim" - Dana Point, California USA

The "Pilgrim" returns to the Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point, California USA
July 22, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

The "Pilgrim" - Dana Point Marine Institute, Dana Point, California USA

                  The "Pilgrim" belongs to the Dana Point Marine Institute at Dana Point, California USA.
She is returning to the harbor after some summertime sailing at sea.
June 22, 2012

Sea Kelp - Point Lobos, California USA

Sea Kelp
Point Lobos, California USA

Beach Walking - Carmel, California USA

evening beach walking
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all to himself!
Carmel Beach, Carmel, California USA
June 29, 2012

Artificial Flower 2

part of a window display in Carmel, California USA

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Artificial Flower

Part of a window display in Carmel, California USA

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fountain - Big Sur, California USA

A garden fountain at Nepenthe, Big Sur, California USA

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fascination! Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California USA

This little girl is fascinated by the jellies!

 wOw!
Sea Nettles
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California USA
June 30, 2012

Photographing the Jellies - Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California USA

He gets the shot!

He watches...

...endless possibilities!
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California USA
June 30, 2012

Artificial Ocean Wave Machine - Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California USA

A father and son are inside an artificial ocean wave machine,
...and, so was I.
June 30, 2012
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California USA

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sailing in the Fog, San Francisco, California USA

Sailing in the fog beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California USA
July 1, 2012

Golden Gate Bridge in the Fog - San Francisco, California USA

It was a very foggy afternoon in San Francisco and I was delighted!
I finally had my chance to get the "foggy" photos that I have been wanting...
We parked the car on the Marin County side and walked the bridge.

 Just LOVED it!

Just LOVED it!

Just LOVED it!
More please!!!
July 1, 2012

Jellies Galore - Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California USA

 Jellies Galore!
June 30, 2012


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Jellies - Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California USA

He Has a Favorite
The "Jellies" Exhibit
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California
June 30, 2012

Holy Macarel! Monterey Aquarium, Monterey, California USA

A school of Pacific Macerel at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California USA
June 30, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The "Jellies" - Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California USA

A little boy's hands reach for the Jelly...
The "Jellies" Exhibit
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California USA

Hunter - Andrew Molera State Beach, Big Sur, California USA

A hawk hunts at Andrew Molera State Park, Big Sur, California USA
June 28, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, California USA

McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, California USA
June 28, 2012
a little slice of Heaven!

a closer view of the falls...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Girl Runs With Her Dog - William Randolph State Beach, San Simeon, California USA

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A girl runs with her dog on William Randolph Hearst State Beach, San Simeon, CA
June 26, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Redwood Trees - Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, California USA

Giant Redwood Trees reflect in the Big Sur River, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, California USA
June 27, 2012
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Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Hammock in the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur, California USA

We thought this hammock looked inviting!
We spent an afternoon hiking in the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur, California USA
June 27, 2012

Hiking in the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur, California USA

-Reflections in the Big Sur River-
Hiking in the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park...exceptional!
Big Sur, California USA

Elephant Seals - San Simeon, California USA

An Elephant Seal sings quite a tune on the beach of San Simeon, California USA
-the evening of June 26, 2012-

Saturday, July 7, 2012

William Randolph Hearst State Beach Pier, San Simeon, California USA

We took a walk out to the end of the pier and nearly had it to ourselves.
The color of the water was gorgeous in the early evening light.

The kelp gets wrapped around the wooden pilings as it floats by.
-a view from the top-

...and, a view from beneath!
William Randolph Hearst State Beach Pier, San Simeon, California USA
June 26 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

William Randolph Hearst State Beach, San Simeon, California USA

A sunny ocean breeze dries a sweatshirt in San Simeon, California USA

 I would choose the orange one!

 This precious guy let me get very close to him.
He seemed to enjoy posing!