ABC Wednesday ~ V is for…

V is for Ventura, California


On Father’s Day (June 15th) Dear and I took an early morning walk in Ventura, California. We walked along San Buenaventura State Beach to the Ventura Pier and back again. We are having the typical June morning marine layer along the coast in Southern California so the pictures are a bit gloomy.


We saw some fun creatures on our walk. A ground squirrel, A Pyrenees Mountain Dog, A Seal, and A Godwit.


We also saw some interesting vegetation.


This big bush with these interesting flowers caught our eye. The petals look crepe like. I just did a google search and found out this is a Crinkled White Peony…

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Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage. They have blacked out all those photos on my blog posts. OH BOTHER! I’m slowly cleaning up my posts.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

40 thoughts on “ABC Wednesday ~ V is for…

  1. Good morning, Ellen!

    WOW!!! What a nice beach walk you had. You actually saw a seal in the wild? I have only seen them in zoos. How neat!!

    And the vegetation is absolutely stunning.

    Also, is a ground squirrel kind of like a ground hog?

  2. Hello Ellen…. I really appreciated the comment you left and your prayers for Edward’s recovery. Thank you. Marion – Wales UK.

    Nice Blog!

  3. Sara has posted on Ventura beach. Interesting to see your perspective.
    See the rock rose is just the same as mine.

    Taking your friend walking tomorrow and this time at the coast.

  4. What a nice walk and there are so many interesting finds!
    The animals are varied, flowers diverse and the gloomy day is a soft gloom! I’ve seen the bright pink flower in the’s called a Desert Five Spot, I believe. Each flower is quite dramatic and beautiful!

  5. I love the shades of gray in the first two collages. And I loved seeing the Crinkled White Peony! A friend is giving me some of those in the fall when it is time to divide and transplant them and your pictures make me even more excited!

  6. Very ‘venturous of you to do Ventura! lol I love Southern California and would be tempted to live in the area. But I think I like home the best. Come on over to see my V today.

  7. So many beautiful things you saw at your early morning walk. I´m am so jealous, and at the same time glad you let us share these wonderful place for us.

  8. Isn’t there a song about Ventura HIghway????a tune comes to mind but not a group!!Very nice photos….I have never seen a crinkled peony before….do they grow wild? that is amazing… your V’s….
    Mine is up here

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