California here I come, right back where I started from.


Where bowers of flowers bloom in the sun.


Each morning at dawning birdies sing and everything.

Sun kissed Miss says don’t be late.

That’s why I can hardly wait, Open up your golden gate, California here I come.

I was born in California so this is a song I easily claim. I’m happy for my growing up days and my early married days in California but I’m very content to be living in the Seattle area now. I do look forward to my trips back to visit. The top photo is from the plane on our descent into John Wayne Airport. We turned inland at Catalina Island and this is the first time I’ve seen it so clearly from a plane. The beach photos are all from Huntington Beach where one of my sister’s lives.

It’s time for ABC Wednesday and we are on the letter C so I’m sharing some photos from my trip to Southern California last week and a photo of the bougainvillea from my archives. Thank you to Denise Nesbitt and the ABC Wednesday team.

Ruby at the Getty Museum…

It’s time to visit Mary at Work of the Poet for Ruby Tuesday.

All my Ruby sightings were at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California. The Getty Museum sits on top of a hill overlooking the Los Angeles Basin and the Pacific Ocean.


In this shot my ruby is on the right. I’ll show close ups of these large bougainvillea plants.



I think it’s really cool how they are shaping these plants.


The Sunken Garden

The Sunken Garden


This Pomegranate tree was growing in the sunken garden area.  I’ll leave you with a couple shots of Ruby from inside the Museum.


I’ll be posting some window shots and more outdoor shots from the Getty Museum later this week. Thanks for stopping by and Happy November everyone…

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Pink Saturday ~ Olivas Adobe Bougainvillea

It’s time to visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see lots of pretty pink!


If you’d like to read about this historic site you can click here.

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007-2015 hostage demanding a ransom that I can’t afford. So frustrating as I try to clean up my posts and delete their ugly squares of black and grey off my blog posts!

Pink Saturday ~ Shopping and Walking

Today for Pink Saturday I’m sharing some photos from my walks in Camarillo, California and a great Home Decor Store that is housed in a old Farmhouse in Bothell, Washington. Have a great September Saturday everyone.



This is an interesting Bougainvillea that has been trained into a bush. We usually see these more spread out growing on fences and sides of homes or patios.


A Porch in Old Town Camarillo.


This was the Pink Room in the Cranberry Cottage on Bothell-Everett Highway in Bothell. Across the street from Country Village. They sell a combination of antique, collectibles, and new goodies.

For more Pink visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.

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