Thursday, July 12, 2012

Visit to the San Diego Botanic Gardens

My friend, Carol Davis, is visiting from Palm Desert -- we decided to go to the San Diego Botanic Gardens (Encinitas)  to do some photography.  The overcast day was perfect, the place is beautiful!   We didn't even mind a few rain drops towards the end of the day.  A must see place for anyone coming to this area.

Red damselfly?  Can anyone help with the ID?
Close look at a stand of bamboo

Green heron with dinner (a frog)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

s/v Californian

Up, up, up 
Furling the sails.


Gorgeous day on the water in San Diego.  I sailed again on the s/v Californian.    Look carefully at the top two sails, there are crew members up there, furling the sails as we head back to the dock. 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Marston House, Balboa Park

Pottery and phone 
Ice box.  

My friend Yoli & I went on a tour of the Marston House and gardens today.   It's a beautiful home built in 1905 for George and Anna Gunn  Marston.   Style 1900 magazine named it one of the 25 most important Arts & Crafts buildings in the US.  For more info be sure to follow the link above.  

 I took a few iPhone photos today, all handheld and with natural lighting (no flash allowed).  Mr. Marston was quite an inventive man and lots of details in the house were his ideas.  The gardens are beautiful too.     Lunch afterwards at the Sculpture Park cafe was great.   

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth

                               Hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Fourth of July celebration.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Coronado Bridge, a different angle

There is a wonderful 45-minute tour of San Diego Bay through the San Diego Maritime Museum -- we were on the     Pilot boat with a volunteer narrator who knew a lot about the history of the bay.  So much fun and quite an unusual view of the Coronado Bridge.

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Something a little different today.  I played a bit with Nik filters after I photographed this peony.  The frame is subtle, but I like it.

Hope you all had a Happy 1st of July.