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

 

 

 

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127 comments

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

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

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  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™‚

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    • 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!

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

    Beautiful images!

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  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.

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    • 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!

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  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™‚

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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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  13. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Please come and enjoy Jane’s photos – On California Time

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  14. Just lovely

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  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™‚

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    • 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™‚

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  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.

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  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!!

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  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.

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  20. Glorious shots.

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  21. Great cross section of your wonderful California scenes!

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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!

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    • 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.

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

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

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  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! ❀

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

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

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  33. Thoughtful evocative images πŸ™πŸ™

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

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

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

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

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  38. What a beautiful roundup of pics πŸ™‚

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  44. I can smell the sea….

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

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  46. Love triangle – πŸ™‚ –

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  47. 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.

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  48. 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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