California dreaming . . .
. . . on such a winter's day.
You don't live in California, you Experience California.
At least, that's what the travel and tourism boards tell you.
I like to compare California to a rose, which when in bloom, is magnificent.
But when the bloom fades, you're left with the thorns and a few wilted leaves.
Experience has taught me that no place is perfect.
But, on one sunny day in January . . .
California . . .
came . . .
The top photo and the last five, were taken at Dog Beach in Del Mar on 1/18/10, where Shane and Moose enjoyed a game of fetch, in spite of the frigid water. The rose, we encountered on a walk.
The photo of Brooke and Conor was taken at Del Mar Beach on Camp Pendleton last summer. Conor was only a month old.
The two photos of the fire damage were taken 10/25/08