Sunday, May 24, 2015

Postcards From California

Don't pick the poppies!
My daddy is a guitar man. (He just turned 94 years young)
My lovely mother. She walked the whole Boardwalk.
These guys.
Malibu Creek campground where we pitched our tent one night. Coyotes called.
One of our neighbors.

Crow, an early riser. He and his buddy's like grapes.
It's interesting to think that we camped in the most populated state in the nation and that our home is in the least populated state.
I cannot go to Southern California without spending time in this special canyon.
Topanga Canyon is my kind of place. (But, there aren't any wild horses.)
A view overlooking the City of Angels from one of the highest points in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Malibu. We just call it The Boo.
My folks don't live very far from where that latest oil spill happened. I took these pictures from the highway, in motion. There is no stopping or pulling over allowed right now.
Clean up crews, oil spill booms, skimmers and an offshore oil rig in the distance




  1. Sissy, these gorgeous images made my day. The sun, the beach, the flowers, the landscape,,,, but oh my, your beautiful parents! Look at your mom! So happy for you guys that you had this time together. :) Much love from the soggy prairie.

  2. It's wonderful to see you with your folks and that your mom is getting around so well! Looks like you're having a nice time there, Lynn. Those otters!!! So sad about the oil spill, though.

  3. she walked the whole boardwalk??!!!! oh, that is such fantastic news! and your sweet daddy playing the guitar for you! my heart is just bursting with joy for you at the richness of this trip! not to mention the abundance of flora and fauna and you quick on the shutter! Lynn, this is a happy post filled with joy and beauty! thanks for sharing it all with us! oh-- we had a morning of sunshine here today in the land where we've gotten half of our annual precipitation in the past 24 days! wish we could share a bit with the coastal folks!

  4. Love that you had a great visit with your parents! So glad your mom is up and around again and your dad, he just plain looks awesome at 94 years young! Beautiful photos of you and your family.
    I worry about all that wildlife when I hear about the oil spill. Hope they get it cleaned up.

  5. What a great shot of you and your dad with his geetar! Happy birthday train-hoppin papa! How fantastic to get to spend this time with your folks, it's a treasure.

  6. Ik zit hier gewoon met je mee te genieten

  7. "Going To California with an aching in my heart.
    Someone told me there's a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.
    Took my chances on a big jet plane, never let them tell you that they're all the same.
    The sea was red and the sky was grey, wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today.
    The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake."

  8. you have been blessed with good and loving parents.
    how wonderful to see your mother up and about, your dad still playing his guitar.
    it's a good life they have.
    bless you for remaining involved in their long and happy lives….

    ….and, so glad you included all those lovely photos!!
    especially the wild and crazy beautiful flowers!
    and the prayers flags, of course.


  9. Your blog posts always make me so happy! Your photos are stunning, especially those shots of the Crow and the Deer, lovely. It's sad seeing these oil spills, I hope they manage to clear it up soon. I love seeing happy family photos too, such a nice feeling! Lovely post. - Tasha

  10. Once again, beautiful photos. I love the family ones. Your Mom looks so young for her age and has been fantastic with her recovery. Love you you all my beautiful cousin x