Posts Tagged ‘California’

Last fall on my way home from a visit to southern California, I drove through Joshua Tree National Park, There was a lot of wide open space, many unusual plants and trees, and trust me, when you get into the park and they say there’s no phone coverage, there is no phone coverage from the second you enter! My husband wanted me to send photos but it was impossible until I left the park. I quite enjoyed the relative solitude while there. As for as the trees, which are located at the north (top) end of the park, for me they could also be called Dr. Seuss trees.

Although there’s blue in the mountains and sky in the first photo, I’m going with this Louisville, Kentucky street art for my blues entry today. Sorry for saying earlier this was in Chicago. I was just going through files and realize my mistake.

for Life in Colour: white

I’m sitting in a motel in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Wednesday ought, but let’s journey back to Redondo Beach, California for a commercial door and two gates. It was too cool to sit outside when I was visiting, but this looks like a place that would be lovely when it’s warm. And the gate.

Whether or not you like the door, you have to like the name of the shop. But the door’s pretty good too.

Another gate. Need I say more?

for Thursday Doors 6.3.21: https://nofacilities.com/2021/06/03/springfield-rc-cathedral/

for Six Word Saturday

My daughter and I took lots of walks during my visit, often accompanied by wind which finally blew away the clouds of the first several days, revealing the sun, although for this walk you may want a small jacket. You can walk for miles along the path that runs between the beach and multi-million dollar homes…second homes, vacation homes, not primary residences. This one (yes, a single house) has a distinct Italian flair.

The walk continues past more homes, most the same size but in a variety of styles. Behind he beach-side row are another five or six rows up the rather steep hill. Every one has some amount of ocean view. For those prices, you’d expect one!

Waling isn’t the only activity. You can surf, swim, play beach volleyball, or just go fly a kite. There was certainly enough wind on this day.

Besides the flowers in front of the homes, many people have a small section between the walk and the top of the beach where we saw some stunning gardens.

for Jo’s Monday Walk

Although the first several days of my southern California vacation were windy, cloudy, and a bit chilly, the sun finally came out, both in San Diego and in Redondo Beach and a good time was had by all. One of my daughter’s and my daily activities was taking a long walk, either by the beach or through neighborhoods with beautiful homes (and doors)…or both. We couldn’t see much of this house but they did have a lovely gate and some great planters and when there’s a four-lane road on the other side of the sidewalk, you want as much privacy as possible. Of course the other side, high above the beach and beach path, has a fantastic ocean view.

(Addendum: Due to traveling last Thursday, I forgot about the writing component of this week’s doors. Feel free to use any of these three doors as a writing prompt if you are so moved.)

If you have the money to have a home right at the edge of the hill overlooking the beach, you can also to afford enough vehicles to fill three garage spaces or perhaps you use one space for storage. But you definitely want your garage doors to match your gate.

Whatever vehicles went in those garage spots, this probably wasn’t one of them. I don’t think many people have a garage long enough for this classic beauty and certainly not with anything stored in front of it. We spotted this at the farmer’s market and it was in pristine condition.

for Thursday Doors 4.29.21

for One Word Sunday: large/larger/largest

For Six Word Saturday, SquareUp, and Life in Colour: brown

Su from Zimmerbitch invited me to post ten days of travel photos, no explanation needed. Today we’re along California’s coast. I’m also supposed to nominate someone else to participate and pingback to my blog/post. Today I’d like to nominate Deborah at Circadianreflections. You’re welcome to wait until after Christmas if you like.