Sometimes the Clouds Tell Stories …

I recently went through my entire photo archive and found a ton of photos I forgot I had ... hence the new "From the Archives" category. I don't remember when this was taken, but I think it was after yet another wildfire here in Southern California. This twilight photo always reminds me of a bear... Continue Reading →

Surf’s Evidently Not Up …

This row of colorful surfboards was found behind the Hotel del Coronado, in one of their newer sections. I'm not sure what exactly it's called, but the hotel has been adding a lot of new buildings and additional rooms to their already-impressive layout. I love the idea of an old-fashioned resort hotel, even if some... Continue Reading →

Art Gallery …

I came across this little impromptu art gallery one day while I was out walking in my neighborhood. I'm not sure what happened to it after I snapped this photo, but it sure was a pleasant surprise. I'm imagining some kids came along and snagged a piece of original art for themselves ... or at... Continue Reading →

Blue Beach …

Every once in a while, I make the trek down to the beach behind the Hotel del Coronado, just to make sure the Pacific Ocean is still there. Some days it's bright and sunny, like this one, with crystal-clear blue skies and plenty of people out enjoying the beach ... other days it's moody AF... Continue Reading →

May Gray …

They call it May Gray, followed by the inevitable June Gloom, a weather phenomenon that means cloudy days over Southern California for pretty much the entirety of both those months. Sometimes it burns off early, sometimes late, sometimes not at all, but if it sticks around, you're pretty much guaranteed a day that won't get... Continue Reading →

Castles in the Sand …

Just about every time I roam up to the beach behind the Hotel del Coronado, there's some kind of special sand castle. I don't know if the hotel has a sand castle specialist—I've seen ones for weddings and even proposals, I believe—or there's just a talented sand castle builder who stops by on a regular... Continue Reading →

Welcome to California …

There are a number of things which will always scream "CALIFORNIA!" to me, and this is one of them, along with Volkswagen vans and palm trees: the ubiquitous In-N-Outs which dot the landscape of Southern California. A family-owned chain, it's almost a cult, and its uber-friendly workers (who, for a long time, boasted the best... Continue Reading →

Spring Is in the Air …

Spring is definitely in the air here in Coronado, as the photo above shows. While most of the trees around me—palm and evergreens—stay green year 'round, some with flowers (along with bushes) are starting to come into full bloom. This lovely scene is from the old ferry landing in Coronado, with downtown San Diego off... Continue Reading →

Unstable Cliffs …

I feel like the world is on the precipice right now, just dangling on the edge. It's so difficult to find some sense of normalcy. We start to come out of a two-year pandemic siege and the nutjob ruling Russia decides to start invading Ukraine, with some unspecified restoring Mother Russia glory in mind. Will... Continue Reading →

Who Wants Pizza?! …

Who doesn't want pizza? In my humble estimation, it's almost the perfect food. It's tasty, portable, and ubiquitous, especially in New York City where this shot was taken down in the lower East Side. In fact, the block it was taken on was like a pizza block. I believe there was at least one more... Continue Reading →

Little Red … Nash Metropolitan?

Well, it doesn't quite have the ring of Prince's "Little Red Corvette," but it sure is a cute little car. I find some of the most unusual cars on my walks here in my native Coronado, along with Volkswagen vans, golf carts of all shapes and sizes, and—unrelated—free little libraries. But this little beauty is... Continue Reading →

Souvenir …

One of my favorite souvenirs from all my trips to the United Kingdom is this one from 2014. It was the second time I visited the country and the first time I journeyed to Notting Hill to check out the famed Portobello Road antiques market. I picked up one of these small type trays and... Continue Reading →

Arrangement …

I love displays of all types and this lovely garden wall here in Coronado caught my attention for a number of reasons, including the orange frames with the blue sky color-combo, and just the kind of randomness of it. If I did it, it would all be gridded-out, lined-up, and orderly, so I intensely admire... Continue Reading →

Colorful …

I came across this colorful cafe in Los Feliz on a recent trip to the Los Angeles area to explore some bookstores. Los Feliz has a great one in Skylight Books which has a main store and an annex which features art, photography and film books, and graphic novels. I didn't make note of the... Continue Reading →

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