Apr 8, 2014

Now that the spring is in the air...

Now that the spring is in the air, Vasona Park is a place to visit if you love wild flowers and if you live in or are visiting the San Francisco Bay Area. We picnicked there last spring and had a delightful day. How could we not with sights like this:

 In the winter, around Christmas, Vasona Park turns into a Fantasy of lights

More about the park here

This post is linked to Our World tuesday 

Apr 1, 2014

OurWorld: Room with a view

There's nothing quite like a room with a view of the Pacific Ocean, or is there?
A picture from Hilton Waikaloa Village on the west coast of Big Island, Hawaii:

Hilton Waikaloa Village is a destination by itself. See why -- here
More Hawaii posts -- Here

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Mar 19, 2014

The Lone Cypress

Called the Lone Cypress, this tree is believed to have survived in its rocky environs for over 250 years. This tree can be seen when you go on the 17 Mile Drive in Monterey, California.

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Mar 11, 2014

A whale of bones!

Blue Whale Skeleton 
I've never seen a Blue Whale. However, I was fortunate enough to see the skeleton of the 'largest living creature' at Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Santa Cruz, California. Below is a picture of a Blue Whale's scull.

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Mar 4, 2014

Stop and smell the roses

A place to stop and smell the roses -- literally. This picture is from San Jose's Municipal Rose Garden, a place the city would like to call the 'Best Rose Garden in America' for it got that recognition in 2010.*Another interesting fact about this Rose Garden is that it is maintained by a group of volunteers.

*All America Rose Selection (AARS) recogniton.

More about San Jose's Rose Garden:

America's Best Rose Garden at its best
Prunes to perfection and all set for Spring
San Jose's Rose Garden: More than just roses