Monday, March 9, 2015

Hello lovely Friends

It's been a busy couple of weeks for us. 
We have been busy making our way up the state of California.
Man this is one long state and we aren't even half way up the state. 




But with relaxing views like this, we have been enjoying it every step of the way. 




We are parked in Lompoc, CA right now and sad to say there is no ocean view.




So we jump in our truck and find the closest beach to Lompoc, 
which is Jalama Beach.





This beach did not disappoint.



I can't think of a better way to spend the day than
walking the beach collecting shells and trying to get photo's of Birds.




Look at this guy.  It took me awhile to grab a shot of him.
I tried to look up what kind of bird this fella is and I came up with a Whimbrel.
He sure is fun to watch as he buries that beak into the sand looking for food. 




Then at the end of the day stopping at the beach cafe and grabbing a burger.
Life is simply sweet my friends.




This week over at Song-ography the song is 
Led Zeppelin's song,
"STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN"
A bit of a stretch but I have to say this was pretty heavenly.
Now only if they had a stairway here. 


Linking up with 

SONG-OGRAPHY


I also wanted to play with

OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD

There theme this week is
Black & White

So I am sharing a couple of my images Changed to B&W








Thanks so much for stopping by,
I do hope your week is off to a great start.

HUGS~



39 comments:

Sylvia said...

So glad to see you posting again, Linda! I know with all the wonderful things you see it is hard to sit at a computer. I love hunting for shells and watching the sea birds as well...that would be an ideal heaven!Wonderful journey my friend! Happy Tuesday!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a beautiful collection of pretty photos Linda! Love all the pretty photos! Just spent he weekend in sunny LA :)

Valerie-Jael said...

What a wonderful place you are staying in, looks like paradise, and such fantastic birds and shells. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. Have fun, hugs, Valerie

Breathtaking said...

Hello Linda!:) You've got some lovely beach captures here.It must feel good after sitting so long to get out and walk along the shore.Great sighting of the Whimbrel, or Curlew! I have never seen one, but would like to. Nice colletion of shells you found, and I love your sunset capture,.. what a nice end to the day.:)
Hugs.:)

Manuela said...

Hi Linda, wonderful Photos have you here for us! what a beautiful landscape! The burger looks delicious!
And the black/white photos are fantastic!Thanks for sharing with us at "OBW"

Tamar SB said...

Those shells are amazing. How awesome to drive up the CA coast.

Nicola SeaThreePeeO Carpenter said...

Wonderful photos, it must be a very beautiful place to spend time. I really love the black and white shots too.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving the photos!! Just gorgeous!! And we are heading to the coast next week!! The kids have no idea! They know we are going somewhere ... but not where!! LOL!!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i loved the pastel, dreamy beach views! wow! soak it in for all of us land-locked folks!

Barbara said...

Isn't my state beautiful, gorgeous all the way up. I had the pleasure of living there and enjoying it for 40 years and I still call that state home. Your images are breathtaking.

Catherine said...

That looks like such a wonderful way to spend a day Linda!! Love all those beautiful shells!
xo Catherine

Ros Crawford said...

I so want your life (and your burger!) ... sigh.... It's sounds wonderful and I'm so glad I can see your travels through your lens ... Wonderful photos Linda ... Thanks so much for playing along with us too at OBW ... Have a lovely week

Jill Foley said...

Beautiful - are you driving north and eventually coming to Oregon?

Carol Blackburn said...

Beautiful shots Linda. Lots of heavenly places to see, some require stairways and some just require looking up.

amanda | wildly simple said...

I'm not sure if I mentioned already.. we are headed to the Central California coast in April... I can't wait! We'll fly into San Fransisco and drive south through Big Sur.
Keep the suggestions coming as you have them.. we will mostly be visiting as California Coast newbies. :)
Beautiful shots, Linda. I love the assortment of shells!

Linda Breedlove said...

All so lovely, Linda. The sunset photo is absolutely amazing... great shot of that bird... but the burger and fries... TOPS!!!!!!!

Gail Dixon said...

I haven't eaten all day, so that burger made me drool. What a great life y'all have. The beach scenes are fantastic with all the birds and pretty shells.

Stella said...

Linda your blog is always a wonderful moment to relax and enjoy. I wish I could be there on the beach; and that burger looks fab too:). I always enjoy having a peek into your life, Your photos are fabulous!
Have a wonderful week!
XX

Lisa Gordon said...

Linda, these photographs are absolutely gorgeous!
Enjoy your stay in California, my friend. xo.

My name is Erika. said...

How pretty. Your photos are beautiful. You have a great eye.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, Linda, this is a stunning post! I always love the water, ahhh... relaxing! That burger sure doesn't help though, LOL! Shake Shack is here in Vegas and I can't stop eating, now I want another one tonight!

Rosemary said...

Your photos are so beautiful and peaceful looking, gorgeous!

Barb said...

Linda, Your photos are so crisp and inviting. What fabulous conch shells you collected. The gull in flight and its shadow are perfectly captured. I'm enjoying your trip up through CA. (We might travel there in April/May to get out of the snow.)

yyam said...

Sounds like a sweet life indeed! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures my friend!

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning photos. Looks like you are having a wonderful time, enjoy.

Davi said...

After looking at all your beautiful photos, its for sure life is sweet for you my friend!! Such peaceful beauty is a real treat, and good food to top it off!! Love the shot of the horse too :) Be safe!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, man! I am SO jealous! This makes me so homesick and so nostalgic! Wow, your photos are gorgeous! They take me right there, my friend. I can see it all in my mind! Love, love!

Kathy McB said...

Sure looks like heaven to me. One person's "stretch" is another person's "creativity" my friend. Thanks for linking up to Song-ography.

Molly said...

I wish I lived closer to the beach, I love going there no matter the weather there is something so alive about it

mollyxxx

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh the beach and bird photos are Fantastic and the horse is Amazing!

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful black and white photos, thanks so much Linda for sharing them with OBW

Lori said...

Slow and easy that would be the way to travel through California! Lovely black and whites!

Jinny Newlin said...

You make me long to see the beach up close and personal again. Absolutely beautiful! And so relaxing and peaceful. TFS!

Felicia said...

excellent series of images. love the sunset.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my goodness...the beach and the seashells are awesome. What a beautiful place to spend time and take photos! Hugs!

Becca said...

Lovely shell shots! Wow, now that's one big but yummy looking hamburger! Lol :-)

Tracy said...

I can feel the sand beneath my feet and the sea breeze in my face when I look at your pictures. I love shelling. It's always exciting to find all the cool treasures the sea has given up. Wonderful photos Linda. :-)

Lili Sulastri said...

Pretty photos.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

All of these photos are wonderful, thanks for sharing :)