Tuesday, March 23, 2010

California Part 2

The great thing about Los Angeles is that unlike other cities, you are never far from the water.
(sign available from Beach-Signs.com)

On this trip I spent time in Malibu...

Savored scrumptious fresh fish tacos..
Chilled out at Huntington Library's Chinese Lake and Terrace gardens.
Marveled at how large koi can grow in a Japanese pond garden...
Went birdwatching in Venice at low tide...

Watched all sorts of waterbirds fish for dinner...
Discovered that snowy egrets appear to wear bright yellow galoshes....
Celebrated Chinese New Year...
And visited Hermosa Beach (more about Hermosa in a future post)...
But even the best of vacations can be exhausting...
It's time to go home.


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8 comments:

NeereAnDear said...

Barbara ..... I am jealous to say the least ...what a fabulous getaway !!!

The scenery is delightful... the food looks beyond deeelish! I imagine this trip did the trick... allowed you down time... cleared the head .... and made you not want to come home!!!

Thank you for taking us along on another adventure.... I have never been to Malibu ... let alone California but you have definitely made me yearn to go there one day...

WELCOME HOME if you are back ... if not HAVE FUN!!!

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

Roberta said...

California Dreamin! Can't wait to see my daughter in southern CA. Love the aqua lifeguard stand with crashing surf in the background!
xo Roberta

Ruth Welter said...

Beautiful photos Barbara...ah, to be near the water...that would be so wonderful.

Ruth

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Your photo's are wonderful Barbara! Im really missing the warmer weather!
Lots of love,
JO

Jane said...

Love the photos, Barbara! Especially the row boat with the Anhinga drying his feathers. The colors are beautiful.Glad you had a wonderful time.
Jane (artfully graced)

Alison Gibbs said...

Barbara what wonderful photos from your trip. Love the yellow galoshes!!
Alison

Ruth Welter said...

Barbara, just stopping back in to wish you the happiest of Easter's. Enjoy your holiday with your family. All the best.

Ruth

Jeannie said...

hello barbara,

i wanted to tell you that i've (finally) got my links sidebar going and I've put you in of course.

i so appreciated your linking to me; i was so touched when i saw that (it's been some time ago). i'm a bit slow to get it going, but you're there, now!

thanks!