Category: Photography

Photos: Mission Beach and Bahia Resort in San Diego, CA

Photos of Mission Beach and Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, California. san diego travel. beach photography.

While on vacation last month I played around with some photo apps on my smart phone to take some photos of our favorite vacation destination: Mission Beach and the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, CA. From the hotel, Mission Beach and Belmont Park (a beach front amusement park) are just a short two block …

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A Fun Day at Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.

Last week we snuck over the great Orange Curtain that divides Orange County and Riverside County in California and spent a few days at Knott’s Berry Farm and hanging out with family visiting the area. We passed right by the more popular and well known theme park (aka The House of Mouse) for a variety …

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Photos of My Favorite California Native Plants

Photos of California Native Plants in a home landscape. Toyon, Chitalpa, Arctostaphylos, Ceanothus, Zauschneria, Erigeron

In honor of California Native Plant Week I thought I’d share with you some photos of my favorite California native plants, all of which just so happen to be in my backyard.   Last week I posted some photos of the overall landscape in place in our yard since we switched to a drought tolerant …

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Drought Tolerant Gardening with California Native Plants

Drought Tolerant Gardening with California Native Plants: having a water wise garden doesn't have to be rocks and cacti.

While Northern California may have received plenty of rain this winter, the El Nino seems to have missed Southern California again this year. While we did get more precipitation than we have in the past few years we are still in a drought and we will be for the foreseeable future. Homeowners and businesses would …

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Gorgeous Greens – Spring Garden Photos

Gorgeous Greens - Spring Garden Photos - strawberries, grapes, peas, manzanitas, coffeeberry

In honor of St Patrick’s Day and the first day of Spring right around the corner, I thought I ‘d share some gorgeous green spring garden photos with you.             Related Post November Garden Update Picture Frames: From Glitzy Gold to Faux Wood The pile is slowly disappearing Weekly Summary …

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Butterflies and Bees in the Garden

Papilio eurymedon in Salvia (pale swallowtail butterfly in sage blossoms)

Whenever I do a photo post I try to  link up on Photo Friday over at Pierced Wonderings. Even when I don’t link up I like to go look at the gorgeous pictures Jen and the others share. Last week I was awed by the critter photos on Inspired by June. I was amazed at …

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Pretty in Pink – Plum Blossom Photos

Photos of plum tree blossoms, a "friend of winter", symbol of endurance - pink flowers - photography - flower photography

It is pink time in my neighborhood. In middle to late February the non fruiting plum trees lining our street begin to bloom. Bright cheery pink blossoms abound. And the smell is magnificent.   According to Epoch Times: The plum blossom has been an important symbol in Chinese culture. As a “friend of winter,” the …

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January 2016 – Garden Photos

lef growing on California Lilac

I know it is February 3rd, and I am just now posting January Garden Photos. I could have backdated the post by a few days, but the truth is I just now got them edited to put up. January in a California native garden is actually just the beginning of a magical time. Especially if …

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