SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Some tidbits
By the way, I discovered I had no “About” or “profile” for this blog, so I added one – click top right on the three lines

First two images are from Santa Inez, about 20 minutes from Solvang. It seemed a lot busier than we had see in more than 5 years ago.

 


Cheerful Morning Glory
Floral Fri Foto, FOTD,  ABC Wed-Glory

 

 

Photo a Week asked for “Yellow.” These are
probably Camellia from Huntington Library
in Pasadena, 4 hours East of Santa Inez.
Photo A Week, Pictoral Tues.

 

 


The presence of the Native Americans, also close to
Santa Inez is felt throughout California. We have gone
to several of their performances, outside,
as well as inside. When Jansen asked for KEY,
I immediately remembered how difficult it was
to sing with these natives.
DutchGTN

 

 

Four Stores! Wonder if they are trying to save
on space? Or may be the reason is a high rent?
Have you tasted that new coffee Pony Espresso??
Thurs. Doors, Weekend Reflection, Fri follies
Our World, Weekly Smile, Say cheese

 

 

Modern lounge chairs at an antique store –
the oxymoron made me laugh.
The Thurs. door is kinda in the background,
but it was the only way (since I was
(walking back and forth) to get the chairs
in the image without the owners thinking
I was going to swipe something from the lawn. Wished
I had reflections that were not separated
by the walls or stuff!
Thurs. Doors, Weekend Reflection

 

 

Arugula salad
Sautee 2 finely sliced shallots and mushrooms.
Mix with arugula, cucumber and tomatoes,
(chopped, optional) and top
with goat cheese and pine nuts.
On the plate with potatoes and chicken.
Makro-Tex: food

 

 

Criss-Cross Tree Trunks in Yosemite Nat. Park
Thurs. Tree  Love, One Word Photo – Cross, Sun Tree

 

 

Between Los Angeles and San Diego. That blue line
is the horizon of the ocean.
Sky Watch

Thurs. Doors * Thankful  Thurs.* Sky Watch *
PhotoAWeek * Floral Fri Foto *
Weekend ReflectionFri Bliss * Fri Follies *
One Word Sunday: Cross * Sun Tree * Sunday Best *
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Our World Weekly Smile * Makro Tex : food*
Tuesday Travel * Pictoral Tue * Nature Notes *
FOTD * DutchGTN * ABC Wed.-G * Say Cheese *

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41 Comments

  1. The last two photos would make great models for paintings. 🙂

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  2. Kirsti Kaija says:

    Beautiful photos.
    The arugula salad looks very tasty.

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  3. Peabea says:

    The salad looks good, and I need to find that coffee. Enjoyed, as usua,l my visit to your blog. True on the chairs. 🙂

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  4. Glory, what a beautiful word…. I wish and hope that your life is accordingly!

    Have a heartwarming en splendid ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    M e l o d y (team ABC-W)
    https://melodyk.nl/25-G

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    1. Junieper2 says:

      Since I know you like music, I immediately thought on Gloria (Glory) in Excelsis Deo:)

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  5. Roger says:

    The Native Americans are particularly interesting to me.

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  6. Beautiful photos. I’ve been to Solvang but never to Santa Inez. The whole area is scenic.

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  7. Margy says:

    I’m a Southern California girl. I was raised in Compton, finished high school and college in Long Beach, and spent most of my adult life as an educator in Bellflower, La Puente and El Monte. I didn’t leave until I retired when we moved to British Columbia. These are two very different places to live and lifestyles. – Margy

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  8. trentpmcd says:

    No, the sign is right 😉 Espresso is the name of the coffee drink. So it forms the pun without any misspellings “Pony Expresso” would still be a pun, but “Expresso” isn’t a word while “Espresso” is. Anyway, good pictures as always.

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    1. Junieper2 says:

      Aach, the finer understandings of the English language! Hope you know it’s my second language, and am glad when I can spell my own name the right way:)

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    2. trentpmcd says:

      Yes, I do know that English is not your first language. And actually the word, and the coffee, ‘espresso’ is Italian. If it were English, it just might be expresso…. English spelling is never straight forward and I have a hard time spelling my own name 😉

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  9. Eileen Wise says:

    Hello, I love coffee, so that would be my first stop. The salad looks delicious. Love the sky capture! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  10. jammy7000 says:

    Santa Inez was a nice place when we visited years and years ago, Jesh. But “progress” is inexorable, and even if the place itself doesn’t change much, the essence of it can be lost so easily.
    Thanks for joining us at “My Sunday Best” meme.

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  11. James says:

    Pony espresso! Love it. 🙂 Florence is great but I also hope to visit Lucca and Nice someday.

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    1. Junieper2 says:

      When you visit Nice, be sure to visit the

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  12. Sallie says:

    Beautiful (and yummy) collection … I am so making that salad!

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  13. riitta k says:

    The Yosemite wild woodland is my fafourite. It was nice to read about you.

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  14. Norm 2.0 says:

    I’m still chuckling over the ‘Pony Espresso’ sign. Fun collection this week 🙂

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    1. Junieper2 says:

      Didn’t you know it – it’s a new coffee, haha:)

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  15. yogiabb says:

    Beautiful, varied collection of images.

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  16. Rajlakshmi says:

    I have only seen pink camellias, never a yellow. They look lovely.

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  17. I don’t think I would have equated high rent with the four stores in that building, but I think you are right! I love the criss-cross logs, that’s the forest along with tall trees in my mind. Trees fall, and that good kindling and burning wood…at least when I was growing up it was…don’t get me started on why it’s not allowed today. It won’t be pretty.

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    1. Junieper2 says:

      Your parents used wood for heat?

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    2. Yes, in addition to the gas furnace which wasn’t efficient at all back then. I used to take my pillow and blanket to the hall and sleep on the floor in front of the wall heater!
      I did that until we moved up to San Jose, Ca. Where we finally got central heating.

      Life as a Marine Brat was educational, and exciting, but if we didn’t hunt we didn’t eat well, and without lots of blankets we didn’t sleep well. Would I trade that now…no I wouldn’t. I wouldn’t be who I am if I didn’t have that experience, and I’m grateful for that experience.
      I learned about hunting, fishing, family, companionship, and trust during those early years. There’s no replacing that education. You’re taught that in school with books.

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    3. Junieper2 says:

      Sounds like it was a hard life. Even though you learned invaluable lessons, am glad you don’t have to live that way anymore. What came over to me last week was how thankful you were where you lived:)

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  18. Peter B. says:

    I love the photo of Yosemite, and of course the S CA ocean. Enjoy the upcoming weekend!

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  19. Michelle Keltner says:

    I like the four stores. They look cute and maybe saving money? I also like the looks of that antique store. My kind of place. Thanks for linking up!

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  20. TCast says:

    Lovely photos of doors, trees, shops…but my eyes were drawn to the arugula salad. Wow, that looks yum 😋 haha

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    1. Junieper2 says:

      Thank you! Arugula is one of our fave salads! Did you change your blog theme – I tried to leave a comment on Wed., but couldn’t find “where”…or have you closed your comment section?

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    2. TCast says:

      Oh did that happen? I was just trying to look for a better design, but in the end decided to go back to what it previously was. Sorry about that.
      Regards, Teresa

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  21. Oh how I love the photo of the tree trunks! Beautiful!

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  22. Ally Bean says:

    “Moved from analyzing, observing, and diagnosing, to observing and expressing in color and lines.” Well said. I like your About page.

    The door photos are great. I too wonder about the four stores in one building, but *hey* whatever works, works.

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  23. Prior... says:

    that sky watch photo is wonderful Jesh 🙂
    and CA has so much beauty to share –
    hope you are well and wishing you a good week

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    1. Junieper2 says:

      Yes, I’m very well for my age:) Went to your Thursday Doors, and somehow I have never looked at the top, where it says books … I don’t know how I missed this, Maybe I need stronger glasses! You look so different with lighter hair:) Enjoy the rest of the week!

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    2. Prior... says:

      Hi – thanks –
      and I think it is funny how you leave me comments through blog post chatting and not on the actual place you visit.
      You are the only one I follow who does this –
      and just wanted to note it –
      and hey – it is nice to just connect – but it makes me smile when you do this
      – and thanks for checking out the book page – and I dod change my pages every now and then so it is possible that it was not there when you visited last time.
      I thought about starting a new blog just for my author side – and still might – but my head spins sometimes with social media – and I have enough sites already – ahhh
      I guess we are all different with our social media levels – and what we enjoy – eh?
      and wishing you a wonderful day

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    3. Junieper2 says:

      Commenting from my post – It’s called being lazy … or impulsive? Actually thought most wordpressers did this…
      I know, I was on Facebook -cancelled that, and ages ago when I visited my Pinterest and LinkedIn – too much! Instagram is a repeat of FB and Twitter – asks also too much time….

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    4. Prior... says:

      I have not one other blog friend that does that – well maybe once in a while – but usually they comment on the page they visit or the blog post – and do not refer to to it while in a comment chat over at their place – hmmmm
      anyhow, just wondered –
      and and you are so right about instagram and twitter having that time drain (some folks call them black holes for time sucking)

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