Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Wild Flowers

The heavy rains we had this Winter produced a wonderful Spring with so many beautiful wild flowers. It is ashame that in few months they will be mowing most of these flowers.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Orange County

Oranges in Orange County? This box of orange wedges was taken at the Saddleback Memorial Day 5K/Half Marathon.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Indonesia Memorial Day

Following the example of London Daily Photo I will not post a photo today.
My prayers and concerns go out to all the families of the victims of the Indonesia Earthquake.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Huntington Beach Pier

It looks like the beach is empty but it was actually pretty crowded. This picture was taken under the Huntington Beach Pier. On one side of the pier workers were preparing for the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) Tour and on the other side there were people playing volleyball, surfing and sunbathing.

My prayers go out to the Indonesia earthquake victims and their families.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Chuck Dent

This is Chuck Dent Surf shop in Huntington Beach. There are a multitude of surf shops in Huntington Beach but only a few are the real deal.

Friday, May 26, 2006

The Wedge!

Here at The Wedge in Newport Beach the waves get pretty big and dangerous! (Live Stream) Just like Sandy Beach in Hawaii the waves break so close to the shore the water is sometimes less than a foot deep. Just imagine getting smashed on the sand by one of these waves. Ouch!!!! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Surfing Museum

In Huntington Beach just off Main Street you will find the International Surfing Museum. The Museum has exhibits that feature everything from the origin of surfing to the history of the ukulele. This museum is worth a visit if you want to find out about the history of surfing and the life that goes along with it. They also have a great gift shop where you can buy a unique surf inspired souvenir.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Morning Drive

I saw this car on my morning drive and I knew I had to take a picture. I don't know what kind of car it is but it reminded me of these cars from San Diego Daily Photo. click here

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Thalia Street

I took this picture because I love the way beach inspired murals look. This was taken at Thalia Street Beach in Laguna Beach.

The sun is starting to come out and the water temperature is rising! For info on the beaches and surf conditions in Southern California and other beaches check this site This webstream is of The Wedge in Newport Beach. The waves at The Wedge are know to be some of the biggest and most dangerous in Southern California. Until I get a good shot of The Wedge check out this Honolulu Daily Photo
post for a preview on what to expect.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Wall of Colors

This is actually a wall of graffiti but when I looked throught the lens I saw something other than the random paint. The wall is located just off Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Melrose Avenue is known to be where the Hip and Trendy find new fashions in Los Angeles. Most of the clothes you find here won't be in the major stores until the next season. So if you are in Los Angeles and looking for some unique Los Angeles fashion this is the place to go.

Sunday, May 21, 2006


Irive Spectrum is known for having themed courtyards and this shade was found in the Moroccan themed section the same spot where I took this shot.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Child's Play

This is another shot I took at The Grove in Los Angeles. It looks like this boy is having so much fun I had to share his joy.

(Luggi I had so much fun taking pictures in LA I had to post another one.)

Friday, May 19, 2006

Fun Chairs

As I took this shot of chairs at The Grove in Los Angeles I was reminded of this post on Paris Daily Photo.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Follow Up Post

This is a follow up to this post. As the sun comes out I may take another picture of this spot but for now this will have to do. Can you see the people on the rocks?

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


This is the sign for Camp in Costa Mesa. The stores at Camp are all geared toward outdoor activity. Check this link for more info.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Another Classic Car

Found this car at the video store. I don't know what the make or model it is but it sure looked cool!

Monday, May 15, 2006

What looks better?

This is actually a shot of graffiti that was removed. There are several ways they remove graffiti here in Orange County and painting over the graffiti is one of them. What looks better the graffiti or the paint?

Sunday, May 14, 2006

VW Van!

I went to change the oil in my car and I saw this VW. Yet another post with this classic.

Saturday, May 13, 2006


This is the last of my Renaissance Faire pictures. This guy was carrying all this on his back. A renaissance backpack.

Friday, May 12, 2006

What is it?

Can you guess what this is? A post on Manila Daily Photo inspired me to take this photo. To take a look at what this is visit this post. No cheating.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Taiko Drums

These are Shime Daiko drums that were taken at a Japanese Taiko Drum performance at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006


I needed to pick something up at Church today and I saw this sign. It had this written on all four sides each in a different language. The churches name is Saint Timothy's Catholic Church in Laguna Niguel. We can all hope!

You can browse my posts here at my gallery style blog.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


The color of this vase was so dramatic I had to take a picture.

I am testing a new blog format here is the link:

Let me know what you think.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Beach

This is Mountain Street Beach in Laguna Beach. In Laguna Beach many streches of beach are named after the street that leads to the shoreline.

Eating Fruit

I went to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire this weekend and saw this group eating watermelon in a very different way. For more info on the Faire click here. The faire is actually held in Irwindale, Los Angeles County but people from all over Southern California attend. There is a jousting tournament, groups performing renaissance related acts from all over the world and Queen Elizabeth I has a Royal Parade. More photos from the Faire coming soon.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Pipe organ?

Actually, this a picture of a baseball bat holder. When I was younger we used to use the fence as our bat holders. I guess there is new technology for even the simplest things.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Stairway to ....

These steps lead to a patio on one of the beachfront homes in Laguna Beach. Homes in this area are designed this way because they are built on cliffs and do not completely reach the beach the design also helps in keeping the water out during high tide.

Thursday, May 04, 2006


All these carts were pilled up at the Trader Joes in Laguna Hills. So many shopping carts from different stores at the same place.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Another hallway at Newport Fashion Island taken in the other direction as this post. Not a very crowded day but there were still people shopping. The only thing I bought was an espresso.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


This is the first surf vehicle in my beach inspired theme. The Volkswagen bus! This one was close to wear I live. I have will have more of these classics in weeks to come.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Beach Beauty

I saw this garden sculpture and couldn't resist.