Wednesday, September 9, 2015

California Dream'n


I just got back Monday evening from a fabulous 6 days in California with my wonderful friends Julie and Dave.  Thanks Julie and Dave for a fantastic week of activities and beautiful California coastal weather.  What a way to cool off after the hot Phoenix summer.  The above scene is the ocean front view of Laguna Beach, a wonderful place to visit and enjoy everything a Pacific Ocean get-away has to offer.


Just look at this young one racing to shore on a green surf board.  Sometimes I wish I could do this and other times I just enjoy watching.  This time it was the watching (and photographing) that occupied my time.  It takes a lot of patience for that short little ride to the shore.

21 comments:

Andy said...

Excellent shot of the surfer.

llandudnopictures said...

Perfect seasidey shots!

Mersad said...

I am visiting California soon, so these images are a real treat! :D

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Kate said...

You captured some beautiful scenes! It is not hard to understand why California can be so seductive. "HI!" to Julie and Dave. What a pleasant vacation for all of you. . .just a wee bit envious.

Karl Demetz said...

Your photos make me want to visit California...

VP said...

Amazing photos, great places!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh how fab Sharon, looks like the weather was perfect for you after Arizona's heat! Pretty spectacular pre-birthday celebrations :) Hope you're having a super day.

Steve Reed said...

It's like a Beach Boys song!

RedPat said...

The scene in your first pic is amazing, Sharon! And I have always wanted to surf but probably never will so I love the surfer pic too.

Lowell said...

I know whereof you speak. I lived in L.A. when a teenager. But when Lois and I moved to Phoenix, we would on occasion go over to San Diego just to get cooled off in the ocean!

Love these gorgeous photos!

Kathy said...

Wouldn't you love to live in one of those condos looking out over the Pacific? A true California surfer boy - blond hair and all - in that last photo.

cieldequimper said...

Ah both gorgeous shots, I especially like the surfer.

The problem of course is that now I'm humming a tune... :-)

Thérèse said...

Nice way to cool off, wonderful pics.

William Kendall said...

That surfer shot's amazing!

Catalyst said...

I'm sending this to a friend who absolutely loves Laguna Beach. Great photos, Sharon.

Lois said...

Fantastic shot of the surfer! Reminds me of my high school days. I grew up near the beach and you could see (and hear) the ocean from the classroom windows of our school. More than a few of us were tempted to skip class on occasion because of that.

Birdman said...

So, I guess you didn't 'hang 10'. Dudette!

Mari said...

I wish I could surf too, I know the feeling when you watch them and all you can do is imagine doing the same.

Halcyon said...

Fabulous vacation shots! I don't think surfing is for me, but I like watching.

EG CameraGirl said...

Great shots! Especially since they are making me feel cooler. ;)

LOLfromPasa said...

Always wonderful to see my home State looking as wonderful as I remember. Great shots from you!