Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rue des Vertus

Paris, France (Le Marais)

I bet I could throw a rock from one end to the other of this little street. I love finding little old Rues like this in Paris.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

P is for ?

Newport Beach, Ca (Balboa Island)

This is a reflection of the Balboa Pavilion so that could explain the letter P on the right side of the window. P for Pavilion? No because this is the window of Pilates by the Sea so the P is for Pilates. :) If you look closely you might be able to see the Pilates equipment inside.

I like taking night time pictures of the old Pavilion. You can see a photo of the actual building at Weekend Reflections just click here.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

An American Bench

Balboa Island, Newport Beach, Ca

I found this bench on one of the little boat docks I pass by on my evening walks.
The flag is missing some stars and maybe some stripes but it has the moon shining through.
The last time the American flag had just twenty stars was 1819. Each star represents a state so the stars have multiplied over the years. Now there's talk of creating a fifty first state called "South California" which would include Orange County. Then I'd really be from SoCal. :)

This photo was inspired by my blogger friend Malyss. She posts photos of interesting benches everyday. Now whenever I see a bench I think of her.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Lifted up to the Sun

Pojoaque Pueblo, New Mexico

This is one of the sculptures on the grounds of the Poeh Center near Santa Fe, New Mexico. I posted a picture of the adobe building here. There's also an explanation about the Native American center.
I didn't go inside but I had a great time taking pictures around the outside.
I'm not 100% sure but I think this work of art was created by Roxanne Swentzell.

This is my post for The Weekend in Black and White.

Abstract Sunset Reflection

Newport Beach, Ca (Back Bay)

The brilliant orange sunset is reflected on the water. There's also a cloud and a moss covered branch that's sticking out of the water. I captured this just in time before darkness set in.

The back bay is another great place to walk and explore, it's full of birds and other wildlife. It's also just a short walk from home and has lots of reflections. :)

You guessed it! This will be linked to Weekend Reflections.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sailing into the Harbor

Corona Del Mar, California

There's something very relaxing about sitting high on a cliff while watching boats come and go.

This is my post for Watery Wednesday.

Friday, July 15, 2011

An old fisherman praying for a catch

Corona Del Mar, California

Or perhaps he was praying for a sailboat. Then again he was probably just fixing his bait. You decide. :)

This is my post for The Weekend in Black and White.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Colorful Corona del Mar

Corona Del Mar, California

I was looking down on Corona Del Mar beach at sunset.
Checkout the birds sitting on the rock on the lower left side just past the weeds. I bet they were enjoying the view as much as I was.

I'm linking this to Weekend Reflections. and Skywatch Friday!

Happy Bastille Day to my French friends!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Poeh Center

Pojoaque Pueblo, New Mexico

"The Pueblo of Pojoaque’s Tribal Council established the Poeh Center in 1988 as the first permanent tribally owned and operated mechanism for cultural preservation and revitalization within the Pueblo communities of the northern Rio Grande Valley. The Center emphasizes arts and cultures of all Pueblo People with focus on the Tewa-speaking Pueblos of Nambe, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, San Juan, Santa Clara and Tesuque; and the Tiwa-speaking Pueblos of Picuris and Taos.

Since its inception, the Center’s mission has been to Support the future of Pueblo people by: Teaching the arts, Collecting great works of art, and Promoting public under-standing of, and respect for, Pueblo history and culture. After twelve years, the Center, its educational initiative, Poeh Arts, and its Museum have taken that mission to heart and evolved into successful vehicles for artistic expression, both Native American and public education, and successful economic development strategies.

Tewa is the traditional language and the culture of six of New Mexico’s eight northern Pueblos. In Tewa, “Poeh” means pathway. The Poeh Center is a living pathway where tradition travels between the past and the present and leads into the future, ensuring further creativity. In this role, the Poeh Center embodies the essence of what it means to be Tewa -- to be Pueblo -- in a context of cultural continuity. "

Friday, July 8, 2011

Could this be what my feline friend was looking at?

Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California
This bird looks like he was hiding from something or someone but I told him it was all clear.
I almost didn't see him when he was behind the piling.
My computer has been dying over the last month but I finally got a new one today! So my blogging should start getting a little better. :)
Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Island Cat at Night

Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California

Dressed up in his tuxedo like a feline James Bond.
I've seen this cat before but this was the first time I said hello and gave him a pat on the head. What a friendly little guy he is and he seemed to enjoy having his picture taken. He also likes to watch the passing boats. Perhaps tonight he'll be watching 4TH of July fireworks.

This is my post for Night Shot Monday.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Santuario de Guadalupe

I wonder if they surround the statue with flowers everyday or if this was a special day.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

In the last post I showed the inside and now here's the outside of The Santuario de Guadalupe.