On California Time


“Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.”

~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

 

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Fort Bragg Coast

 

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Classic California

 

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Coming to Shore

 

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Butterfly and Grasses

 

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Cliffside

 

“Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.”

~ Van Morrison

 

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Ice Plant

 

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Wave Patterns

 

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Anticipation

 

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Taking Flight

 

β€œIt was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”

~Maud Hart Lovelace

 

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Love Triangle

 

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Newport Ranch

 

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Golden

 

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California Love

 

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.”

~John Lubbock

 

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Goodnight, San Francisco

 

 

 

Categories: Black and White, Landscapes, Nature, Photography, Sunrise, Sunset, WaterTags: , , , , , , , ,

127 comments

  1. Gorgeous images, Jane. We drove the coast road in December and your post brought back good memories.

  2. So many amazing places to see in this world of ours. Love the love triangle.

  3. So beautifully captured, Jane! WOW! Hubby and I hope to visit California’s coastline next spring/summer on our U.S. West Coast camping trip. We’ve never seen the Pacific Ocean and can’t wait to see these types of scenes in real life. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Donna. Happy you enjoyed these shots. I’m glad you’ll be experiencing it first hand next year! You will go crazy with your lens. πŸ™‚ The birding is wonderful, too. If you need any recommendations, please let me know. Your visit here is much appreciated!

  4. I love the Northern California Coast. That stretch between Ft. Bragg and Mendocino. Oh my…

    Beautiful images!

    • Thank you, Marsi. Happy you enjoyed the images of this spectacular part of the coast. It continually amazes me how pristine and uninhabited it is in many parts. Your visit here is much appreciated! πŸ™‚

  5. For some reason, your California Love said “Wuthering Heights”. Maybe it was the B&W. Anyway, it’s a few more days of ‘California Time’ for us before we head home.

    • Hi David, Is that Heathcliff standing in the moors? πŸ˜ƒEven better…my husband on our anniversary. Thanks so much for enjoying this series and I hope you are having a marvelous California visit!

  6. Beautiful series Jane. your love of CA shines through altho I’m a sucker for the love triangle which I suppose could be anywhere πŸ™‚

  7. Ahhhhhh summer! We awaken again. Beautiful photos Jane, but I must mention that shot of the agapanthus bud – stunning!
    Alison

  8. Beautiful photos. Shows that California is not wall to wall swim suit clad tourists.

  9. Always a treat to start the week with your gorgeous photos Jane. Have a great one πŸ™‚

  10. Beautiful post, Jane, and a fitting tribute to summer. I love the Harper Lee quote. Knowing the character Dill was modeled after Truman Capote always makes me smile. πŸ™‚ Happy summer!

  11. Great collection, Jane. Someday I hope to visit the California coast again, especially after this wonderful tour.

  12. A really nice series. They show well our beautiful coastline. I like the mixing of landscape and macro – Beauty at a distance and up close.

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  14. Just lovely

  15. It’s all so happy….I wish you a wonderful summer, Jane, and let’s hope the fires aren’t too bad this year. I’m drawn to that one flower – an onion relative I think – very much. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, dear Lynn. I’m glad these brought a smile. That’s an Agapanthus about to bloom…not sure if they are related. Wishing you a marvelous summer, too, with hopes that the fire season is a quiet one. Take care and enjoy your walks. πŸ™‚

  16. A stunning California collection Jane! I can almost smell the sea air and feel the breeze! Always a sucker for color in the sky I am drawn to ‘Golden’ and ‘Goodnight, San Francisco’. I also really like the strong diagonals in your tack sharp ‘Butterfly & Grasses’ image.

  17. these are gorgeous Jane. I do have to say that i am quite blown away by the butterfly….not sure i ave ever seen anything quite like that…a great eye dear friend….loving the CA coast…so peaceful!!

  18. You got some great nature shots – the butterfly and the birds!

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  19. Beautiful pictures! Summer is full of those scenes isn’t it.

  20. Glorious shots.

  21. Great cross section of your wonderful California scenes!

  22. Your photos, Jane, are food for the soul.

  23. Good pictures, Jane. Particularly like the butterfly, and Anticipation >>> and Golden = ohhh!!!!! A πŸ™‚

  24. That’s my kind of coastline, Jane! Spectacular πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ But I so love the delicacy of Anticipation, and the love triangle made me smile. Have a great weekend!

  25. Lovely images Jane, except for the last one they remind me of the Cornish coastline in England.

  26. so much coast time
    on it’s own time
    all looking mighty
    fine πŸ™‚

  27. What a beautiful state! What a collection, and the love triangle had me smiling. Enjoy your summer, and if you like a glass of beer, I can highly recommend the Acme California Pale Ale from North Coast Brewing in Fort Bragg. Happy memories…thanks, Jane!

    • Thanks so much, Adam. Glad they brought back good memories- that’s a wonderful compliment. And thanks for the recommendation– Fort Bragg is an interesting town and CA has some great craft beer makers.

  28. Jane, your amazing images make me wanting to get into my car right now driving up the coast.

  29. Our beautiful state of California seen by a great photographer.

  30. Your Agapanthus (or Angry Panther, as E calls it) is just a wee bit ahead of ours. There’s the daily visits and inspections to see if it’s burst out in all its glory yet! Your California coast scenes are idyllic. What a wonderful world. Happy Solstice! ❀

  31. What a beautiful butterfly! And love the birds in a triangle.

  32. Beautiful photos Jane. I can almost feel the ocean breeze😊.

  33. Thoughtful evocative images πŸ™πŸ™

  34. I love the colors and textures you have captured in these photos. A beautiful tribute to the State of California.
    Ξ©

  35. What are the flowers in “Classic California” and “Anticipation”?

  36. I wish I could just drop myself into these photos – NorCal is amazingly beautiful!

  37. I love our state and you capture her beautifully!

  38. What a beautiful roundup of pics πŸ™‚

  39. Wow, your photos look absolutely amazing and so does the beautiful California coast

  40. The colours on that butterfly are unreal Jane, I’m envious! Great set!

  41. These are a stunning collection of beautiful vision, Jane! I really like the butterfly and the grasses. The bright colours of the butterfly and the lines of the grass make for a very interesting image!

  42. Awesome work! Makes me want to play airfare roulette on Expedia right now! πŸ™‚

  43. Wonderful shots. Love the expansive view of Newport Ranch and the serenity of the Golden Gate shot.

  44. Some of my favorite places. Makes me want to go. Now. Especially like Taking Flight, Love Triangle, and Butterfly.

  45. Love triangle – πŸ™‚ –

  46. FABULOUS!!! I love the transitions as I’m scrolling down. I’m all in the black and white mode in ‘Coming to Shore’ … then POWEE…’Butterfly and Grasses’ in all its brilliance. And as you do in such a grand way….the magical quotes that match so perfectly. Another extraordinary collection.

  47. hi jane, wonderful pictures of you as a viewer of nature. you know that I like your pictures very well and look forward to the next one.
    greetings robert

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