Posts Tagged ‘beach photography’
Posted by Jody on May 2, 2013
La Jolla, Southern California
“When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing -
just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs,
or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?”
~ Ralph Marston, The Daily Motivator
Posted in Southern California Beaches, Today's Special | Tagged: beach, beach photography, La Jolla California beach, Ralph Marston | 16 Comments »
Posted by Jody on April 5, 2013
Color ~ The Old Point Loma Lighthouse Lens
The Old Point Loma Lighthouse – Illuminating the Past
The Old Point Loma Lighthouse stood watch over the entrance to San Diego Bay for 36 years. At dusk on November 15, 1855, the light keeper climbed the winding stairs and lit the light for the first time. What seemed to be a good location 422 feet above sea level, however, had a serious flaw. Fog and low clouds often obscured the light. On March 23, 1891, the light was extinguished and the keeper moved to a new lighthouse location closer to the water at the tip of the Point.
Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, California
Today, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse still stands watch over San Diego, sentinel to a vanished past. The National Park Service has refurbished the interior to its historic 1880s appearance – a reminder of a bygone era. Ranger-led talks, displays, and brochures are available to explain the lighthouse’s interesting past.
Source: National Park Service
About the light: The original Old Point Loma lighthouse lens was hand crafted by Frenchman Henry-Lepaute. His beautiful master work was constructed with polished brass and several hundred hand-ground crystal prisms. Classified as a 3rd Order Fresnel lens, and weighing in at 1985 pounds, the light measures 5’2″ in height. When in operation, the beacon could be seen from more than 20 miles out to sea.
The beautifully maintained Old Point Loma Lighthouse is still quite a lovely sight to see!
Related link: A Visit to the Tide Pools at Cabrillo National Monument
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Color
Posted in Lighthouses | Tagged: beach, beach photography, Cabrillo National Monument, color, Point Loma Lighthouse, postaday, San Diego coast, Weekly Photo Challenge | 9 Comments »
Posted by Jody on March 24, 2013
Happy Birthday to You!
The greatest poem ever known
Is one all poets have outgrown:
The poetry, innate, untold,
Of being only four years old.
Still young enough to be a part
Of Nature’s great impulsive heart,
Born comrade of bird, beast, and tree
And unselfconscious as the bee-
And yet with lovely reason skilled
Each day new paradise to build;
Elate explorer of each sense,
Without dismay, without pretense!
~Christopher Morley, To a Child
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense
Christopher Morley Knothole Association
Posted in Today's Special | Tagged: beach, beach photography, children's poem, Christopher Morley, future tense, Happy Birthday, postaday, To a Child, Weekly Photo Challenge | 13 Comments »
Posted by Jody on March 22, 2013
“For the times they are a-changin’.”
Signs of the Times
The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.
~Bob Dylan, “The Times They Are A-Changin’”
This week’s Travel Theme topic is “Time.”
Posted in Friday Finds, Today's Special | Tagged: beach, beach photography, Bob Dylan, Hermosa Beach California, smoke-free beach, The Times They Are A-Changin, time, Travel Theme | 7 Comments »
Posted by Jody on March 11, 2013
Cape Meares Lighthouse, Tillamook County, Oregon
The Cape Meares Lighthouse was built in 1889. Commissioned on January 1, 1890, the tower is the shortest lighthouse on Oregon’s Pacific coast. It stands only 38 feet high! That’s because this beacon is situated on a headland that rises 200 feet above the ocean. It’s a bit of a drive from Tillamook to Cape Meares but it’s well worth the time. The views from the lighthouse are outstanding!
Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint is located 10 miles west of Tillamook, Oregon on the north end of the beautiful Three Capes Scenic Route. The park is open daily, throughout the year, from 7 am to dusk with no day use fee. The trail head to the Big Spruce, Oregon’s largest Sitka Spruce, is located near the park entrance. Features within the park include Cape Meares Lighthouse, an informational kiosk, interesting viewpoints where visitors can view off-shore rocks for native birds and the annual whale migration, the Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, nature trails, and the Octopus Tree, an Oregon Heritage Tree. A picnic area that can accommodate small groups is located adjacent to the parking area plus picnic tables are situated in the center of the parking circle. More information: Friends of Cape Meares Lighthouse & Wildlife Refuge
Another helpful link: Oregon State Parks
Posted in Lighthouses, Monday Miscellaneous | Tagged: beach, beach photography, Cape Meares Lighthouse, Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint, Oregon Coast lighthouse, Tillamook County Oregon | 8 Comments »
Posted by Jody on March 8, 2013
“I think, at a child’s birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift should be curiosity.”
The Gift of Curiosity
Posted in Today's Special | Tagged: beach, beach photography, Eleanor Roosevelt | 12 Comments »
Posted by Jody on February 27, 2013
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.”
~ John Muir, The Yosemite (1912)
Greg and I came across this little pink shovel in the sands of McClures Beach at Point Reyes National Seashore. Not one other soul was in sight on this lovely, peaceful morning.
A Word a Week Photo Challenge – Zoom
Posted in Northern California Beaches, Sand and Shoreline, Today's Special | Tagged: A Word a Week Photo Challenge, beach, beach photography, McClures Beach California, zoom | 14 Comments »
Posted by Jody on February 18, 2013
“And when we go back to the sea…”
“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch -
we are going back from whence we came.”
~Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy at Harvard University on Thursday, June 14, 1956.
- 35th President of the United States
Posted in Northern California Beaches, Today's Special | Tagged: beach, beach photography, Kehoe Beach California, Marin County California beach, Point Reyes National Seashore beach, Presidents Day, Washington's Birthday | 14 Comments »