I was going to continue my series of images that I took at our recent visit to Tubac but this image came in today from my daughter. She’s visiting Bodega Bay CA, a place near and dear to my heart. It’s 82 degrees there right now. Wow! Most of the time it’s a bit chilly and windy, but October is the perfect time to visit this place, as well as San Francisco, just 66 miles away, about an hour and a half by car.
I think she got a great shot … can’t you just feel that spray on your face?
When I lived in northern CA, I used to spend as many weekends as possible at Bodega. Such a beautiful place and I was lucky enough to live only 18 miles away. Lots of interesting beaches and places to investigate tide pools. Great restaurants and gift shops, some tucked away where the average tourist could miss them if they weren’t looking. The lodging is spectacular as well. Nothing like waking up in the morning, walking out on the balcony and seeing that beautiful blue water.
If you’re ever in northern CA and looking for a wonderful day trip, check it out: See Bodega Bay Dang! I’m so jealous right now 🙂
Tonight I waited for a while to see what would show up even though I had already taken my shot for today. I’m glad that I waited. My favorite time of day is when the sun starts to sink in the sky, creating a magical dreamscape with the clouds. The sun sets; the moon rises. And the palm tree got a haircut! Well, that’s not so romantic but I know she doesn’t feel so shaggy and I imagine she can feel more of the breeze now.
For all of you who ventured a guess as to what yesterday’s photo was, many of you were close. Ta-Dah! Here it is. This time in color with an explanation. The photo is of an indoor swimming pool which has skylights in the ceiling. The skylight was reflecting in such a wiggly pattern because the pool cleaner was running at the time. I was kind of surprised at how this turned out. So … thanks for playing my guessing game. Namaste’
BTW, it’s 108 here today and none of my blogger friends have sent me any rain whatsoever. Shame on you! 🙂
IF WHAT I SAY RESONATES WITH YOU, IT IS MERELY BECAUSE WE ARE BOTH BRANCHES ON THE SAME TREE ~ W. B. Yeats
I meant to post this yesterday but got caught up in efforts to save the donkeys from the roping competition in Van Horn, TX, and I’m happy to say that all of our combined efforts worked. Take a look: http://www.the7msnranch.com/
A while back I posted a picture of a eucalyptus tree in our back yard that was dying. At one time it was so beautiful and gave such great shade, but alas, no more. This is the farewell image; the last time the sun set on our tree. They came to cut it down and now it’s firewood. But we asked it to remove its spirit and transfer its energy somewhere else before the chain saws started in. Bittersweet. Namaste’
While driving, I had to make a u-turn and found myself here. It’s an entrance to a gated community and I thought it was so lovely, so of course I whipped out the camera. I like how the light was streaming slightly through the tree onto the flowers. Whoever lives behind those gates has a very picturesque pathway to use going to and from home. I hope all your pathways in life are picture perfect. Namaste’
When it comes to getting a manicure, I’m right up there with the girly-girls. I hate doing my own nails. It’s such a hassle and I’m just not that good at it. Besides, it’s one of the best ways for a lady to get some pampering and “me” time.
The problem is in the choosing of what color we’ll wear. Unless it’s a French manicure, you have to choose your color when you walk into the salon, right? Good luck with that. I mean really … look at all the choices here. There’s not just one or two reds or a few mauves or maybe even a few blues, there’s a zillion! Well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. LOL!
It’s funny; the older I get the more I want to try out the new wilder colors. Maybe next time I’ll go for neon green or hot turquoise blue and then again … maybe not 😉 I used a bit of a cartoon effect on this today just for the fun of it.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Thank you to all my readers who sent good wishes for a nice vacation. I do appreciate all of you. I wish I could read all of your blog posts and send my comments. I’m trying to catch up. May take a while.
Today’s image is one that I took while on vacation in Nevada this past week. My sister-in-law, Carryl, got permission from her neighbor for me to photograph this unusual flower. Her yard is lush with beautiful, colorful plants and flowers. I admire people who have a green thumb (and whose husband is a landscaper) :-). I have no idea what this flower is but I thought it to be just lovely.
Kindness (to me) is the color of purple. It’s also the color I use when I meditate, visualizing the violet flame of healing, forgiveness, protection and peace. Namaste’
Today’s photos actually found me (don’t they all?) while having lunch with my Mom where she lives. The dining room is very nice there … each table had a vase of fresh gladiolas and yours truly gathered each color and photographed them. My two fav’s are below. Click to enlarge. Namaste’ (I wish I could paint like God does).
Today’s photos came from a bus stop that I passed and had never really noticed before. It was so interesting once I got closer and really looked at it. It tells the story of our summer monsoon season, which normally begins in early July. We get afternoon thunderstorms that sometimes last well into the evening. Lots of crazy lightning and thunder and torrential rains at times. By the time the season rolls around, we’re all so excited because June is normally 100 degrees or above every day and we’re praying for rain. (Note to Self: Go somewhere cool this summer).
Click images to enlarge. Namaste’
The blue mosaic tiles show the water flow:
The close-up here is of the “windows” showing the old adobe homes backed up against the mountains:
This one depicts the lightning strikes, the rain, and the stars, including a falling star on the right:
Yippee! Skippee! I finally felt well enough to get out of the house today and managed to actually have some quality time when I wasn’t coughing. I feel so blessed! Even though there are many more spring flowers popping up everywhere, I felt like I wanted to photograph something else. So once again, the Universe obliged. Passing by one of our favorite BBQ places, I noticed they had painted the side of the building so I just had to stop and shoot it. Now that I look at it, I’m getting kind of hungry. Bubb’s Grub – “That Ain’t No Bull” Namaste’