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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mosaic of Scenic Shadow Shots

Just a few miles
down Pacific Coast Highway
is this lovely spot

Bolsa Chica once
was known as 'Tin Can' beach 'cuz
it was such a mess

but it's been cleaned up
and preserved for many years
... with 'information' ;-)

Click to embiggen for better viewing ;-)

Click to embiggen for better viewing
and for others participating in
Scenic Sunday
, Shadow Shots, Blue Monday, and Mosaic Monday
See also my other Mosaic Monday posts this week at
Happily Retired Gal and Small Reflections

"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."
Cherokee Indian Proverb
Although I continue to keep a Daily Gratitude List in my sidebar at Small Reflections, it's been a while since I've regularly Blogged my Blessings here, but I'm trying to remedy that by sharing for the second week in a row: I'm grateful ...

1. my sister & her husband are home for the holidays so it will be a celebration with extended family this year like we've not had for quite some time.

2. Sunday my sister & I will spend the afternoon and evening together ... catching up as we walk through South Coast Plaza (me with my camera while she shops) then dining at Z'Tejas and attending the Pacific Chorale's Christmas Concert at the Segerstrom Theater at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.

3. I've finally managed to get my Dell Laptop to access my newly 'encrypted' wireless router! I suspect there are lots of kids in the neighborhood who are frustrated that my 'unencrypted' wireless signal is no longer available for their illegal music downloads, but my network is safer now.

4. we've had amazing weather since the rain with beautiful skies and sunsets ... reminding me why I love living in Southern California near the beach.

5. although it took about 24 hours, I've cleaned up my external 1TB hard drive containing my photos and successfully defragged it so that I have 533GB free ;-)

See my Daily Gratitude List
in the sidebar at Small Reflections
and the lists I've transferred to Happily Retired Gal

What are some blessings in YOUR life currently?
For others who 'Blog Their Blessings'
go to My Blog Rolls and/or click on the
Blog Your Blessings logo

above Really Good Things.
For those who participate in Sacred Life Sunday
click the logo below:
Blessed Be ... and so it is!

Thought for Today
"I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright." Henry David Thoreau


Quilt Works said...

Happy Holidays! Love the blue skys in your photos!

... See the "Bubbles"

eileeninmd said...

Happy Holidays! Wonderful photos, the reserve looks like a great place to go birding.

Mike Golch said...

I hope that you have the merriest of christmas.great photos and I really enjoye SNC.Hug my driend.

Guy D said...

What a wonderful selection of shots!

All the best
Regina In Pictures

Ralph said...

You have left such a nice gratitude list. The top one is so true, Christmas and family. I picked up Allegra from college in advance of the snowstorm. Cameron is also back, so the four of us are home for the holidays. A perfect tradition!

My favorite shadow is the bridge with its zebra stripe shadows. This reserve seems a fine place by totally relaxing as the natural jumps at you merely look around. Merry christmas!

A Wild Thing said...

I love them all...have a wonderful holiday!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Great photos! They are all neat. Glad your sis made it home safely.


Sheila :-)

Quasi Serendipita said...

I love that middle shot of the bridge with all those stripes - just lovely!

Hey Harriet said...

Wow I love all the bright blue in your collage. Lovely photos! I hope you and your family have a beautiful Christmas :)

BLOGitse said...

Have a great ShadowShotSunday
Happy holidays!


Crafty Green Poet said...

it looks like a wonderful reserve, so glad it was cleaned up!

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

Lovely photos!

squirrel said...

I love all the quotes on your blog they really spoke to me. Blessing.

EJ said...

great collections.

My SSS can be found here. Merry Christmas!

Sarah said...

Lovely shadow shots-I love photos of birds! Congratulations on your computer achievements too!

George said...

I really like your mosaic, and I'm delighted to learn that 'Tin Can Beach' has been cleaned up and made preserved.

Caterina Giglio said...

so nice to meet you in Bloglandia! I love your blog and I am going to check out the others! thank you! caterina

life's journey said...

This are very pretty. Happy Scenic Sunday...Am playing too.

maryt/theteach said...

Wnderful posts for all the memes, Storyteller! Happy Holidays to you and yours! :)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Loved the videos, thanks for sharing those, amazing to think no musical instruments are used!!!

Your photos ooze sunshine and warmth.
We are enjoying some beautiful snow here in VA ... LOTS of it :)

Have a wonderful holiday!

Joe Todd said...

Wonderfully done . Hoping only the best for you this holiday season

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We're thankful for your lovely warm shadows! Today we just heard Rosemary Clooney's "Count Your Blessings"....so we think after reading your blog that we'd better just do that too!
Merry Christmas!!

Helena said...

These are great photos! I love hearing about places that are cleaning up and preserving natural habitat. It's great for us photographer types, and even better for the wildlife. :)

Robin said...

I love the lines of the shadows in that center shot.

How wonderful that your sister is home for the holidays, with her stories and photos from the road.

Maude Lynn said...

Lovely pictures! I'm so glad that they cleaned it up.

SmilingSally said...

Lovely blue pictures. Good photography! Happy Blue Monday and Merry Christmas!

Matty said...

Stopping in from Martha's page at The Daily Grind. She's my actual neighbor. I've been seeing her mosaics for a long time now.

I love your beach photos. You have quite the eye for the right shot.

Nice to meet you.


LV said...

A very interesting post. Thanks for sharing and visiting my place.

Stine in Ontario said...

I'm glad you have fixed your router. Yes, I'm sure there are a few unhapy kids in your neighbourhood!

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing that wonderful music! Happy Holidays!

Carol said...

Beautiful skies! Happy Holidays!