Posts Tagged ‘Manhattan Beach’

One Word Sunday: action

A view from The Strand along the ocean in Manhattan Beach. You just have to get a little low to see this view. I love this river of smooth rocks and for extra credit we have the grey fog and sky in the background.

Life in Colour: black/grey

Patti has some excellent examples of shapes and designs in her challenge post for this week. I had to include this first quote because it made me laugh at how we sometimes feel when we see the weekly challenge or some other online challenge:

“Challenges are intended to shape you not to destroy you.”
― Christine E. Szymanski

Now for some examples of shapes and designs from God and man.

“I realized that day that blessings come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.”
― Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. ~Winston Churchill

“Wide, curved, tall or long, so many shapes but none are wrong.”
― Hermione Little, All Our Lovely Shapes

Keep in shape: if you look good, you will feel confident. ~ Carolina Herrera 🙂

If Linda Ronstadt is right and “Love is a Rose”, walking along Manhattan Beach provides plenty opportunities to be loved! This rose has just enough orange for this month’s Life in Colour challenge.

Past Squares: flower

FOTD

We had several lovely days for walking while I was in California, one of which was once again along The Strand in Manhattan Beach, AKA where to walk to ogle (not Google) very, very large, fancy homes but of course also look for doors and gates.

for Thursday Doors 10.14.21

This is a portion of a very large house in Manhattan Beach, California overlooking both the walkway where I took the photo and the ocean. Nice work if you can get it, right? 🙂

for Life in Colour: white

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