Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello Friends

I am here to share some photo's from our trip to California.
We enjoyed the beautiful weather and had a wonderful time.

We are back in Arizona now, spending some more time with my mom.
But it won't be long till we are on the road again.

So here are my Random Five Photos for this week.


The Boardwalk at Mission Beach.
One of the places we love to walk when we come to California.
It's always so much fun to people watch here.



Just a friendly game of Volleyball on the beach.
Can these boys get some Airtime or what. 



This is a photo of the Botanical Garden at Balboa park.
The pond here is usually filled with Lily pads.  But not at this time of year.
We visited many of the museums here, including the 
Museum of Photographic Art, which you know I loved.



Another shot of the Lily pond from the opposite side.
I just loved the reflection here. 



Another one of my favorite places to hang out is Seaport Village.
Lots of cool shops and restaurants and the view is spectacular.
That is the Coronado Bridge in the background.  It was so relaxing to
sit and look out and watch the sailboats passing by. 



Oooops..
So sorry this makes six photos... not five, but I just had to share it with you.
After all, it is the first day of spring..





Thanks so much for stopping by my friends..
I do hope you all have a happy weekend.

Hugs~

47 comments:

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful photos Linda! San Diego is my home away from home! I recognize all those places! I hope you visited Coronado Island! So very beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful photos, what a lovely place to be. That beach looks so wonderful, too. Great photo of the bug! Hugs, Valerie

Pieni Lintu said...

Beautiful shots and it looks so warm!!! Oh how I miss summer!!! :)


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yyam said...

Glad you are spending some time with mom. Hope you are doing okay. Hugs.

LOVE these shots. You sure know how to capture life my friend. And that macro shot is perfection!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Crossing Coronado Bridge...did you go then to the peninsula and the lighthouse?

I LOVE Balboa Park.

Catherine said...

Such wonderful looking sunshine and warm weather in your photos! But your last photo is wonderful. That little ladybug does make it seem like spring. Though we got snow last night. Luckily I think it will be all melted again by the end of the night.
Have a happy weekend Linda!
xo Catherine

Sarah Huizenga said...

Great photos. That is someplace on my bucket list to visit. So many places to go so little time.

Buttons said...

Hello Linda I am so happy you get to spend extra time with your Mom {{HUG}}
Oh I would have loved that Museum of Photographic Art.
Your photos could hang in there they are amazing. Take care. Hug B

Ros Crawford said...

Oh gorgeous shots ... you've sold CA to me!! And as for that Ladybird ... I have hundreds here at the moment! They are everywhere!

Sarah Carletti said...

Great ladybug shot and I'd love to see California some day!

Audrey Pettit said...

Your photos are SO beautiful, Linda, and seeing shots of my home state brings a huge smile to my face this morning! Thank you for that!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i want to go to the Botanical Gardens. i love ladybugs. so fun!! great post. ( :

Robyn Goddard said...

Your pictures make me wonder why I have to wear so many layers of clothes! Oh because we are cold and windy in South Dakota, lol!

I like your bright colorful pictures, Linda.

The Lady Bug is a personal favorite and your capture makes me smile.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looks like an awesome trip!! LOVING the photos!!!!!

Brandi said...

Beautiful photos! What a taste of sunshine!

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Linda, wonderful photos to warm me up back here in frozen Maine. I think summer will be here before this snow melts. Happy travels!

Jeanne said...

Love your California shots! This is an area of California i have never visited, but it does look great. Also so wonderful to get to spend some time with your mother! Time to treasure..... Love your lady bug shot. Just perfect!

Deanna said...

Oh looks like you had a wonderful time in California. I bet you will be back on the road again soon, seeing more wonderful sites. Happy Spring, my friend!!

Barbara said...

Since I consider CA my home these feel like home, not SC but northern CA but still home. Love this state just not the cost of the state. Wish we could get together while you are here. Have a great time with your Mom I a sure she appreciates you being with her.

TexWisGirl said...

great beach and pond shots, but that ladybug shot takes the prize!!!!

enjoy your time in arizona. bless you.

Terry said...

I did live in SD for 10 years and loved the beauty, but not that traffic! Beautiful photos and glad you enjoyed your time in the land of Sun! Hugs!

Charlotte Wilson said...

Hi Linda!
Beautiful photos of your trip to CA. Hope it was fun and relaxing!

cheers,

charlotte

Ida said...

Awesome photos here of your time in CA - I've see the Coronado Island bridge and that cool hotel there (Hotel Coronado) many years ago so was delighted to see your bridge shot here.
Wow that Beach Volleyball action shot was very cool.
Sounds like you had a grand time.
Your 1st Day of Spring shot with the ladybug is fabulous.
As always thanks for stopping by my blog. Since you are on (no-reply) commenting this is my only way to say thanks for your visit.

Kim Stevens said...

Awesomeness here, all of it, and I love the reflections you caught in the water, one of my all time favorite things. Enjoy your visit with your mom! xo

P.S. Your photography has taken on a whole new level!

Gail Dixon said...

So glad you went over the limit! LOVE the ladybug shot!! The images of Mission Beach are pretty incredible, too. Enjoy your weekend!

Lisa Gordon said...

It looks like you are having some really gorgeous weather, Linda!

I just love your ladybug photograph. So pretty.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend. xo.

It's me said...

Enjoy tha time with your mom darling....i wish i could do that for one day......owww i wish....love Ria...xxx !

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic summer feeling. Thanks for sharing.

augcott said...

Wonderful photos.
Hey, enjoy your time with your Mom.
Have a great weekend.
diane @ thoughts and shots

Gayle Price said...

Such beautiful photos......thank you for sharing California. It is so refreshing to see real and current images rather than what we get here on our TV....all out of Hollywood. Lovely that you can spend time with your mum. Safe travels my friend. xx

Davi said...

Such beautiful photos Linda! Been such a long time since Ive been to Balboa Park, a beautiful place!! I really like Seaport Village shot and the Lady bug is fantastic ;)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely photos and happy scene, hope to see you soon my friend!

Sylvia said...

Fabulous photo's Linda, love the ladybug for sure! Hope you are enjoying your new life, it seems so care free! Have a wonderful weekend!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

My Navy son spent time in San Diego early in his career and loved it!

Beautiful captures -- I would love to visit there some day.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Wow, Linda - Your travels & photos are fantastic! I love, love, love that lady bug macro image!!

julieprice3 said...

Beautiful photos Linda, I love to see all the places you visit, such a fabulous trip
Have a great weekend my friend
Hugs Julie P

Saun said...

Looks like you're having a good time. Great shots!

Gay Peplow said...

Hey sweet lady :D Great photos again, love your visits documented like this, thank you for sharing :D xx

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos Linda!

Charlene said...

Beautiful pics Linda!! When I was a kid I lived in LA and spent my 4th of July's at Balboa park!!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your photographs, especially the ladybug one! WOW! I always LOVE seeing your photos!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It looks like the perfect time of year to travel there! Gorgeous! Love your close ups of nature! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Lori said...

Love the picture of the lily pond with the building and greenery reflected! Gorgeous pictures - so glad you had a great time!

Emily Keaton said...

Fascinating photos, as always, Linda! Glad you enjoyed your time in CA!!

Tracy said...

Wonderful glimpse of the California scenery. That ladybug pic is beyond amazing GF! Hugs!

Reena Walkling said...

That beetle shot is awesome!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh I just love your shots! That last one is amazing. So beautiful! And what I wouldn't give to be on a beach playing volleyball right now, haha! :)