California dreaming

Everything is free

Walking along the shoreline in San Diego I was virtually swamped by an explosion of colour – first these vibrant vending machines offering me a multitude of free advertising leaflets and then a stall full of colourful ceramic fishes.

Colourful fishies

I was definitely getting into the carnival spirit

and by the time I reached the kites down at Seaport Village


my energy levels were rising


and I was feeling very happy. After all it was February and here I was walking in sunny California 🙂

Don’t you feel more cheerful now?

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

58 thoughts on “California dreaming”

    1. Can’t complain today Pit, sun out, but a very cold wind. Makes me feel much more cheerful when I see a blue sky 🙂

  1. Absolutely delicious color. Love it especially in the winter months. Thank you, Jude. Nice punches of color to brighten my day. These put a smile on my face. 😀 😀 ❤

  2. Oh I do, I do! I’ve got so many California shots I keep meaning to share on my blog, but never get around to it. You’ve inspired me Jude! All those windchimes, flags, wind socks, so very Californian, on a beautiful February blue-sky day….thank you! 🙂

    1. You should do a Wordless Wednesday or a Silent Sunday post Sherri. Just a photo. No words. Quick and a great way to showcase those photos that might not ever get seen. Mindst you, I’m not convinced that a chatterbox like you could keep so quiet 😉

      1. Haha…yes, now that would be the biggest challenge of all, LOL 😀 Seriously though Jude, that actually is a good idea, would help keep me in the blogging flow. Watch this space… !!

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