Some photos from my June 9, 2017 visit to Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala’
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It was a beautiful San Diego day last Sunday, April 23, 2017. I was meeting friends from the East Coast at the San Diego Zoo. Little did I know that Balboa Park was celebrating Earth Day, and it was extremely crowded! Parking took forever! But lo and behold, I finally was able to park and decided to capture some images of the afternoon at Balboa Park en route to meeting my friends.
Most of the images are flowers. That’s celebrating the Earth, right???
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I continually marvel at hummingbirds…such tiny magnificent magical creatures!
Their stunning colorful beauty, their speed, their zest for the “hummingbird life”….
It beats watching the news these days. It inspires my creative spirit and hope!
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Here is a short video from today. See these lovely hummingbirds in action as they fly continuously over to the feeders and enjoy nectar, hover, and then dance away!
And now…some photographic images!
Hopefully these hummingbird images will captivate you and yours too!
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I recently spent some time strolling on the beautiful campus at San Diego State University (SDSU). Our daughter is enrolled for Fall, 2016 and we love taking the time to explore every chance we get!
Here are some photos I captured that gloriously beautiful day! I wish I could have photographed the entire campus! Perhaps I will visit again soon to capture much more! Feel free to click on each photo.
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Conrad Prebys Student Union
Conrad Prebys Student Union Walkway
And here is some of the gorgeous foliage seen that day. Click on each photo to enlarge it. Such vivid color and so many beautiful varieties of trees and flowers!
And a few more images of the “bench art” and more!
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I had just sat down looking out at our 2nd floor balcony, when all of a sudden, a beautiful Monarch butterfly visited!
I grabbed my Nikon Coolpix L830 and put it on the “close up” setting and snapped away!
This post will be super short and sweet..
-Just a way to share how gorgeous this colorful butterfly was!
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Beauty in nature abounds, we just need to look for it, spot it and savor the beauty of it!
p.s. (*I didn’t get a chance to determine if it was a male (black spot on hind wing) or female (no black spot)!
(Check out http://www.monarchbutterflygarden.net for more info)
Funny thing is, I just bought those two plants a few days ago and haven’t even planted them yet!
Lucky enough to catch the butterfly in flight, although a bit blurred!
Hope your day is as delightful as this butterfly’s has been!
I can’t get enough of the natural beauty at Torrey Pines State Beach!
Simply sharing with you a few glimpses from my “low tide” TPSB stroll where I spotted two cormorants perched atop a rock.
Besides viewing the cormorants, enjoy these snapshots of gorgeous spring flowers (seen on the neighborhood), a cool rock formation and a “heat map” of hangliders!
Have a fantastic week and try to do something creative each day!
This morning I enjoyed a wonderful hike with my friend Ninon at Torrey Pines State Reserve. We walked up the hill from the parking lot. (Usually $12/day, but for locals like us, it pays to buy a “California Explorer” Annual Pass which gives access to California State Parks).
A lone Torrey Pines tree at Torrey PInes State Reserve
We spotted a “Scrub Jay” blue bird
We both admired the beautiful Pacific Ocean views from atop the cliffs
We admired several rock formations
And savored the gorgeous ocean views from atop the cliffs
We finally made it to the view of Flat Rock!
We took the beach trail and observed several wild yellow, and orange flowers blooming.
The trail led us to gorgeous majestic views of the blue-green hued Pacific Ocean. Then we took the steps down to Torrey Pines State Beach below.
Then lo and behold…all of a sudden, as we ventured down the steps to Torrey Pines State Beach, we spotted a DRONE in the sky!
Here’s a short video of the drone landing!
Which led us to meet “Droner” Jim Gleason, a freelance videographer, originally from San Diego but visiting from Austria with his wife Camille, who is a Scientist with Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
Jim told us about his drone, a DJI Phantom 2 H3-3d combo which costs approximately $1000, along with his Go-Pro (approximately $300),
plus an installed video downlink system all through Aerial Media Pros.
Jim and Camille Gleason
All in all, a fun morning hiking at Torrey Pines State Reserve and Torrey PInes State Beach!
Here’s a gallery of more photos from today!
I took a lovely walk with my husband in Encinitas today at the Self Realization Meditation Garden. Here’s what I captured!
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