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Friday, December 10, 2010

"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." Mark Twain

"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." Mark Twain, originally uploaded by Abby Lanes.


If you're from an area where seasons are distinct and easily recognizable, visiting Southern California will make you feel as if you're not having seasonal changes at all.  But if you look closely, you can find it.
Location: Terrenea Resort - L.A.'s Oceanfront Resort
http://www.terranea.com/
Fall in California
If you visit Terrenea Resort, they grant oceanfront access to all California residents, as well as, a professional Falconer who meets up with his magnificient birds of prey daily.  I met this lovely Eurasian Eagle Owl there, on Halloween morning.  This to me was certainly a sign of the season, as well as a fortunate event.  The falconer keeps them there to detract pigeons and rats from moving into the resort.





























My gardening mentor, Florence Sullivan, told me she was convinced that even the plants are slightly confused and bloom when they shouldn't.   In any case, if you're used to extreme weather changes, and predictable patterns in nature, Southern California Fall will certainly make you realize you have to open your mind and awareness, and look for the changes.
"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting  and autumn a mosaic of them all." -   Stanley Horowitz
I suggest you carry your camera, and keep your eyes open.  Opportunities to spot fall in Southern California are everywhere.  One of my favorite places to visit, is Descanso Gardens, in La Canada Flintridge, CA.  

13 comments:

Anna said...

I live in Southern Spain and like CA the seasons are not so easy to spot, but are there.....love the sight of the first peach blossom, the first swallow in April heralding Spring and the sound of crickets letting you know we are in for a hot balmy summer night.....right now the lonely robin is telling me " it is winter...."

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Mrs. J said...

What a beautiful blog!

Jeff Wieser said...

Nice Photos. I really like the shallow depth of field on the plants. Just stopping by.

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Heidi said...

I just came across your blog and wanted to let you know that I like it very much. Your pics are beautiful. I will be stopping by here more often. Greetings from Indiana.

Eric said...

I love your photos! I do some photography myself, however has been mainly time lapse. Just wanted to say keep up the great work! I will be visiting more to see new pics.

Gretchen said...

I've had look at your blog and the pictures you post are all sublime!

It looks like an incredible place to experience, I hope I get to one day!

AML said...

Like the flowers and your photography is good. I always got out of the fields to pick some good view and try to shoot some photo like the one you did.. great job.

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Shelly said...

Your photography is stunning!! Keep up the great posts!