Saturday, January 30, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday / Palm Shadow

This California Fan Palm is casting its shadow on the side of a giant tent at the Southwest Art Festival. 
Indio, California
Jan. 30, 2010

Round Robin Photo Challenge / Water

The early morning after the rain is so crisp and fresh.
This rain-drops were photographed on Jan. 26, 2010.

The theme is "water."

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Photo Friday / Damaged and Thursday Challenge / Theme: Mess

 Shall we take a ride?

Theme:  mess or messy

Theme is "damaged"

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot / " Houses of Worship"

This is the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Orange County, California.
The main sanctuary was constructed with 10,000 panes of rectangular glass and was designed to withstand an 8.0 magnitude earthquake.
It is a Christian Protestant church with an international congregation.
The Sunday worship services are also televised on the "Hour of Power" each week.
Up to 2900 worshipers can be seated in this "mega-church."
Considered a southern California landmark, this church attracts many daily visitors year round.
My family has attended a few special programs and services in this church...but, we are not members here.
Click on photos to enlarge!

The bell tower is quite unique.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ABC Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Watery Wednesday / Mammoth Mountain & June Lake

These photos were taken at Mammoth Mountain and June Lake this past weekend...but, not by me.
They are of my niece, Sara, and her friend, Chelsea.
The Sierra Nevada Mountain resorts got a whole lot of the "white stuff" during last week's California storms! 
They had the best time ever!
 And, for Watery Wednesday...this is water in its frozen state!

ABC Wednesday / B is for "Best of Times"

Ruby Tuesday / Early Balloons for Valentine's Day - Huntington Beach Pier, California

Valentine's Day is coming!
This little girl is happy with her new balloon heart on a sunny but windy day at Huntington Beach Pier.
Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday / It's Windy at the Beach - Huntington Beach, California

The umbrellas and decorative flags are blowing in the wind...
Jan. 24, 2010

Huntington Beach, California

Blue Monday and Midweek Blues / A Winter Day at the Beach - Huntington Beach, California

It's Sunday, January 24th...
 It's a beautiful day at the beach in southern California.
This little girl thinks it's warm enough to touch the water!
And, I did too...
a LONG time ago!

Some enjoy a walk on the beach...
That's what I like!

or on the pier...I like to do this too!

Some feed the sea gulls...

and pelicans...

Others drag their stuff across the beach to get close to the water...

 beach volleyball is addicting...

To these guys, It's not even cold!
After all, it IS Jan. 24th