Laguna Beach: Vibrant Silver and Grey

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The ocean waters wear the personality of the sky colors. While I have always been enamored with the deep blue of the sky on a sunny, crisp day and also vibrant hues of the orange, red, and yellow colors at … Read More

Relaxing Moments at Santa Monica Beach

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Santa Monica beach is super active – miles long with open space to have fun in the water, on the sand, or on the paved way to walk, run, bike, roller skate, etc. The weather was perfect last Sunday – … Read More

Soothing Morning: Hiking in Crystal Cove State Park

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We went to Crystal Cove State Park for hiking today. The weather was overcast. The views of the Pacific Ocean felt so soothing with the cloud cover. The houses are nestled in the coastal area, with the Pacific Coast Highway … Read More

A shift from Spontaneity: Laguna Beach

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Yesterday a quick visit to Laguna Beach buoyed our spirits. We reached close to seven in the evening and spent about an hour until sunset. We soaked in an incredible experience of colors on the waters and palm trees as … Read More

Ventura and Montecito: Healing Abundance of Ocean Waters

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A couple of days in Ventura and Montecito connected us with the healing abundance of the ocean waters. The first part of the blog is from our first day in Ventura. The second part is from the next day in … Read More

Stunning Perspectives

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Losing myself watching the ocean waters has a calming effect on me. The stunning perspectives of the Pacific Ocean between Morro Bay and Big Sur add one more dimension to it – seeing the waves from a higher elevation. I am … Read More

The Golden Gate Bridge

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The Golden Gate Bridge has always captivated me every time I see it. Pictures and views from our trip a few months back:

Weekend Hiking Connected with Nature

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It is a blessing to live among the mountains in Southern California. The number of options for hiking trails within a one-hour drive radius is virtually limitless. The weather is arid, so the hills are brown save for a few … Read More

Santiago Mountains: An Oasis Close to Home

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We are blessed to have Santiago Mountains close to home. Several hiking trails quickly make me feel close to nature, away from the speed and stress of my daily routine. (Note: reading this on a laptop or an iPad might … Read More

Zion and Bryce Canyon: Harmony in Majesty

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We had an opportunity to spend three days in the Bryce Canyon National Park. We also got a chance to stop by the Zion National Park while driving up. While it is always rejuvenating to be close to nature, I … Read More