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He-Man and I have been traveling between our children’s homes in April which has been fun, and wonderful. Our latest trip we went to see our son in SoCal for several days. One evening we went down to the pier hoping for a good sunset. It wasn’t bad, but the company was perfect.
We dined out in restaurants and it was grand! Really. I missed dining out. We ate in places that we don’t have at home like Thai, Greek, and fresh Seafood. I was bad and didn’t take any images of the food at these places. Sorry!
We took after dinner hikes up in the canyon near Big Baby Boy’s and The Dark Haired Beauty’s place, and it was lovely. Spring wildflowers were in bloom.
Here’s a Sweet Pea of some sort- Sandy Beach or Chaparral? They are the largest flowers in the Pea family I’ve ever seen before.
I only took my Fuji X-T3 and my newest lens for it the Fujinon XF 16-80mm.
I’ve had the lens a couple of months now and really haven’t used it all that much, but this trip it got some love. I think it did a good job and its small, as well as light weight so it made a great travel kit.
There’s a nesting Red-tailed Hawk in a tree at the Golf Course where we live. I am hoping to get some good images of the chick and the parents bringing in food. So far I’ve not been lucky.
I hope you’re all having a good week so far. What’s new with you?
Fuji X-T3| Fuji 16-80mm| PS CC 22.3.0
more to come…
38 thoughts on “Whatever Weds. San Clemente Pier Plus 1 more…”
Gorgeous sunsets, pretty flowers, and great company. Sounds like a winning time! 🙂
We had a great time! We’ve booked another visit. 😀 Thank you so much, Amy!
The flower pic is beautiful, but that pier shot — breathtaking!
Thank you so much, Paul!
I am happy you are able to see your children more frequently, Deborah. An interesting photo that pulls me into the moment. Thank you for sharing.❤️
Thank you so much, Erica! I’m happy to be seeing them more. 😀
Your pier image is stunning … what a beautiful sky and composition! Three thumbs up! 😀
Thank you so much, Denise! 😀
This was delightful, Deborah! The sunset is gorgeous, far more than ‘a good sunset’. And the close up of the flower is equally lovely. You could have titled this ‘near and far’. Best were your words of time with family. They painted the best picture of all!
Oh, I love your idea for a title, Jennie! I’m terrible at captions and titles. Thank you so much for your lovely thoughts about this post. Being with the kids, and grandsons was wonderful.
You are welcome, Deborah! Being with kids and grandkids is THE best! I just love your posts. 🥰
Oh, thank you so much, Jennie! 🥰
You are most welcome!
How wonderful to see the kids and grandkids, so happy for you both! And, yes, dining out too! Something we missed terribly too, we’re just getting back out there ourselves with dining. I love both shots, Deborah!
Thank you so much, Donna! It’s so nice to dine out isn’t it. We’re dining out with the other set of Grandparents tonight and catching up. I’m really looking forward to it.
What a delightful time Deborah, we did miss dining out , and it is good to have some normal back. It is great we can see our families again. Love the sweet pea !
Thank you so much, Ashley! It was good to see everyone, and do some normal things.
Family visits, eating out, and great landscape – you’re living right! I’ve been gardening mostly – working on the to-do-list of spring chores, but tonight I’m sitting with an ice pack. 🙂
Ugh! I hope your back feels better today. Your garden is going to be gorgeous and brimming with, flowers, fruit and veg after all your hard work.
You really are traveling. How nice. The world is waking up.
No too far yet, but yes we did, and it looked like the world was pretty normal apart from masking up when in stores and such.
Hi Deborah! Sounds like a fun time. The food sounds amazing.
It was fun and the food was good. Thanks, Cheryl! 😀
The sunset illuminating the beach and pier makes for a beautiful shot. I like the sweet pea too 😊
Thank you so much, Belinda!
This all sounds so normal, Deborah. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much, John! It was nice and mostly normal. 😀
Good news from your side of the pond Deborah! Family, dining out, a wonderful picture from your new lens. Over here from today on we are welcome at outside terraces again, wich makes life considerable more pleasant, not only for personal pleasure but it also enlivens the city and villages. I received my first vaccine-shot, so half my body is now protected 🙂 and I hope to get my second one in a month or so. Then summer, then travel again. I cincerely hope!
That’s great news that you’re able to eat outdoors! I hope we all get to travel regularly again soon!
Thanks for the update and the visit, Peter!
I like that last photo. It’s perfect. I also am glad to read that you’ve had the chance to dine out. Looking forward to doing that sometime this summer.
Thank you so much, Ally!
Ahh, Deborah, how wonderful! You get to see your people and eat in restaurants, just when I miss the most too. Enjoy these precious moments. All well to you and yours.
Thank you so much, Manja! It was fun and really nice to eat out for a change.
I was in San Clemente over 40 years ago, but all the photos are property of the ex. I’m so glad to see the pier and the sunset. That’s a beautiful image.
It looks like your working that new gear pretty well. I hope you get the pictures of the hawk. I almost had one for today’s post, but Maddie yanked her leash just as I snapped the shutter and all have is a football shaped blur in the tree. I tried finding it again, but it was gone.
Thank you so much, Dan! I can relate to the blur in the tree image. I got one of the Red-tail bringing in a rabbit that’s very similar.
Love the sweet pea. Glad you are able to travel and see the family. Hope you get those hawk pictures.
Thank you so much, John! I hope so too.