18. February 2015 · Comments Off on From La Jolla to Big Sur · Categories: Landscape, Photography · Tags: , , , ,
I've been up and down the California coast many times and the views always thrill me whether winding through rolling green foothills or teetering on the edge of a cliff plunging into the ocean.  On our last trip we started in La Jolla and drove through Big Sur with a stop in Cambria.  With the ever changing weather and light, the views are always mesmerizing.  Here are some of them. All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved.
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Moonstone Beach, Cambria

Fiscalini Ranch Trail, Cambria

Fiscalini Ranch Trail, Cambria

Moonstone Beach, Cambria

Moonstone Beach, Cambria

Fiscalini Ranch Trail, Cambria

Fiscalini Ranch Trail, Cambria

Pfeifer Beach, Big Sur

Pfeifer Beach, Big Sur

   
17. February 2015 · Comments Off on California Coast Wildlife · Categories: Landscape, Photography
We saw otters drifting in the surf and whale spouts in the distance, but these were too far away to photograph.  Seals and pelicans are so used to being around tourists it was easy to get some close-ups. All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved.
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Brown pelican takes off, La Jolla Cove

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Brown pelican, La Jolla Cove

harbor seals

Harbor seals, mom and pup, La Jolla Cove

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Harbor seals, mom and pup, La Jolla Cove

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Cormorants, Moonstone Beach

elephant seals

Elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.  The males can weigh 2.5 tons!  The smell on this beach was unreal!!

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A deer in the neighbor's garden, Cambria.  Flirting with the camera.

 
16. February 2015 · Comments Off on Hearst Castle · Categories: Landscape, Photography · Tags: , ,
It was great to spend a week in California and get away from winter for a bit.  We drove up the coast and took a tour of the Hearst Castle which we hadn't done before.  I'm not sure what WR Hearst's point was in building this silly thing, but the land is beautiful and I enjoyed the views. All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved Hearst Castle   20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_2154 20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_2157 20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_2163     20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_2129The only interior room I liked was the roman pool (below).  The rest of it was so over the top.  I summed it up in a photo collage. 20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_2186 20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_collage
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Sunrise at Swiftcurrent Lake, known as the Many Glacier region. The Many Glacier Hotel is on the left.

Road trip! We traveled from St. Paul, Minnesota to Glacier National Park in Montana, visiting the east side, west side, and Canadian sections of the park. More »
10. June 2013 · Comments Off on Vive la France! Une visite de Roman et Bibi – Juin, 2013 · Categories: Landscape, Photography · Tags: , , ,
When looking at satellite photos of Minnesota, Roman noticed large swaths of wilderness in the northern part of the state. So, Friday morning the four of us left cold, drizzly St. Paul for the north shore of Lake Superior and its promise for a wilderness experience. Years ago Rocky, Roman, and I went to Berklee together – kindred spirits coming of age in jazz and baseball infused Boston when Newbury Street was still a student ghetto. Our friendship is eternal, what more can I say. Roman is Parisian and he and his wife Bibi are in the states for a vacation. Bibi is wonderful and the four of us have great adventures, dramatic conversations, and drink a lot of French wine. More »