Sunday, April 13, 2014

A visit home

 I got to go "home" to the beach for a birthday present and Oh was it fun!  I started each morning with a walk on the beach. Day 1- San Clemente beach with my friend Sue, Day 2 Corona del Mar beach then a trip to see my niece Haley play softball, Day 3 my favorite strenuous Dana Strand with lots of ups and downs  I am always happy I don't die on this one.  Day 4  eight miles of Crystal Cove sand with my friend Cherie and her adorable baby, Annalee Rose and Day 5 the Montage Resort Beach where we shared the water with a pod of dolphin, a sea lion and a leather bronzed man ( with a thong?)  I got my fill of seafood, trips to Roger's Gardens, the fragrance of orange blossoms and of course the salt air.
Beach house
Corona del Mar
steps down

Annalee and Cherie
Crystal Cove Cottage #13

The Montage beach

my brother, Dan and niece Haley Whitney Haley

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Carrot salad

Fresh from someone else's garden since the ground again is covered with snow.  I love the rainbow carrots now available and this fresh fresh salad is a great way to use them.  I grated carrots, segmented a tangerine and an orange, squeezed the juice from a couple of blood oranges and added grated fresh ginger.  Trader Joe's provided the medley of dried fruits.  It looks like a bowl full of confetti.

Monday, March 24, 2014

At the beach

At the beach, originally uploaded by cabanagirl.

I spent the last 3 days in Southern California. When at the beach.. When I return home it is now a ritual to walk on the beach. I love it. Yesterday the walk was up and down the bluffs and beach of Dana Strand. The temperature was in the 50s (low for California but it was 17 deg in Denver) The tide was low and it was a great day to have a camera with you. Come with me for a walk on the beach

low tide, originally uploaded by cabanagirl.

snail on the rocks, originally uploaded by cabanagirl.

worn green rock

worn green rock, originally uploaded by cabanagirl.

Untitled, originally uploaded by cabanagirl.