Saturday, December 27, 2014

Joaquin Sorolla























Three beach scenes painted by Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923),























Spanish Impressionist.


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Day






























"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."  John 3:16

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Almost Christmas






























With just a few days to go, there are still stitches to sew,






























cookies baking,






























trees being trimmed,






























and last minute orders shipping out.


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas With A French Twist






























Christmas cards from Germany with French scenes.






























Santa translates well into many languages.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Louis Valtat























An artist previously unknown to me, Louis Valtat (1869-1972).























Such a great use of color.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Cat In Town






























With an endless supply of gophers, the field next door is a magnet for neighborhood cats.  The regulars have been joined by this sweet little guy, who's taking a break in the bed of the truck.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

In With The Old






























It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

After The Rain






























Big tangles of kelp have washed ashore since the rain.






















Clouds were reflected on the wet, low tide sand.  Below, sea weed, kelp and eel grass.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Sweet Rain At Long Last






























We've had rain for 2 days - so very welcome in this drought parched land.  Raindrops gathered on the perennials asters,






























on the California poppies,






























on the trumpet vine, and on the daisies.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Last Evening























First fire of the season, one month out from Christmas Eve.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What's Blooming In Autumn






























The paperwhite narcissus have been tricked into blooming early and abundantly by our ultra-mild days.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Deep Sleep






















There's been a small construction project going on in the living room and Thomas, the cat who visits, has made himself quite at home on the carpenter's drop cloth.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Walking In The Neighborhood






























Walking in the neighborhood on Halloween afternoon, as a storm rolled in over the ocean.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

In The Garden























 Spider's web at dawn with morning dew.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Yesterday On The Beach






























The curlews were looking for a breakfast of sand crabs on an early, overcast morning.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Autumn Gold























We get very little in the way of autumn leaves, but the sky makes up for it.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Thomas At Evening






























Thomas invariably parks himself on our front walkway in the evenings.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

North And South























Yesterday, looking south (that point in the distance is La Jolla), and north, on the last day of summer.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Thomas At Rest






























Thomas, the cat who visits, wiles away one of the last summer afternoons.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

By The Beach






























There were scores of old, restored cars on display in the parking lot above the beach yesterday.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Tall And Wide






























Last night, looking west, out the living room window.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

In The Rain






























Out my kitchen window, a wee hummingbird preens in the rain during our surprise thunderstorm yesterday.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sunrise This Morning























There was just the slightest sliver of silver moon as the sun came up this morning.