Beautiful Los Angeles

I never much appreciated LA area much having lived for quite some time in SF. But this month I spent a week with 2 beautiful people and was endeared by what it has to offer. So many contrasts; this time I took a closer look and was enthralled.


City of great architecture. Not nearly enough time to explore fully.


Beautuful Laguna Beach. I so miss the quietude.


High Scool of performing arts. Wow wish I went to such a fabulous HS!


Jamming in Chinatown


Wonderful Broad Museum. Had some fun with this image.


The Getty Center is spectacular!! I need to return soon. The landscaping is a work of art as well.


Views from the top. Loved the Friday night festivities.


Drive along PCH and enjoy the endless sand and water.


Huntington Beach and Newport Beach; life doesn’t get much better.

Beautiful Rugged Washington Coast

The beautiful ocean along the rugged Washington state coastline beaches is one place where nothing ever changes….which is a rare in a world where change never ceases. The constant gray, misty weather is as static as ever and the feeling of isolation is heavy. Years can pass between visits and it’s still the same, kind of like an old friend who never changes.

   
       

Beautiful Poetry

The last days of summer are so fleeting, wistful of
long, warm sunny days that call upon a bit of poetry.

SUMMER’S ELEGY
by Howard Nemerov

summer 1

Day after day, day after still day,
The summer has begun to pass away.
Starlings at twilight fly clustered and call,
And branches bend, and leaves begin to fall.
The meadow and the orchard grass are mown,
And the meadowlark’s house is cut down.

The little lantern bugs have doused their fires,
The swallows sit in rows along the wires.
Berry and grape appear among the flowers
Tangled against the wall in secret bowers,
And cricket now begins to hum the hours
Remaining to the passion’s slow procession
Down from the high place and the golden session
Wherein the sun was sacrificed for us.
A failing light, no longer numinous,
Now frames the long and solemn afternoons
Where butterflies regret their closed cocoons.
We reach the place unripe, and made to know
As with a sudden knowledge that we go
Away forever, all hope of return
Cut off, hearing the crackle of the burn-
ing blade behind us, and the terminal sound
Of apples dropping on the dry ground.

summer 2
summer 3
@the ferry dock, Edmonds, WA

Beautiful Hidden Beach

A wonderful secret cove hidden across the bay
from my old stomping grounds. Now and again
I miss this place and I start think about the
hidden gems. Just west of the Golden Gate,
Kirby Cove is a
secluded, beautiful beach,
with a spectacular view of the bridge, and
far away from the hustle of the city. If you
have the opportunity to enjoy it, do.
kirby-cove kirby cove

 

Beautiful Places

Black Forest, Germany
black forest germany

Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina
blue ridge parkway north carolina

Boat Hotel, Cocoa Island, Maldives
boat hotel cocoa island maldives

Botanic House, Thailand
botanic house thailand

Botafogo Bay, Rio de Janerio, Brasil
botafogo bay rio de janerio brazil

Beautiful Fall

What I love about fall, a time for renewal, a time to
reflect on what may lie ahead. Wet leaves, wood burning,
tastes and smells, pumpkins, apples, cider, fairs, the
glorious colors of fall trees, cool winds, sweaters,
best of all the unexpected.

fall