On a trip to the local garden center, I ran across this lovely poppy.
After 15 years in southern California, I make my first trip to Catalina Island.
Avalon Harbor, Catalina Island
Fooling around with a 'mirror' filter on my cell phone, while waiting for the ferry back to the mainland.
Here is a quirky photo of Gretchen, once again playing with the 'mirror' filter on my cellphone. To me, it's a bit reminiscent of some of the portraits by the surrealist painter, Rene Magritte. For Gretchen and I, it provided a lot of laughs. And by the way, don't be alarmed, her nose is just fine.
View of the Avalon Harbor, with the Catalina Casino in the background, built by William Wrigley in the early 20th century.
Sunset over Avalon Harbor.
Another first - visiting the Queen Mary, permanently docked in the Long Beach Harbor. All three photos shot on the QM deck.
View of the Long Beach Harbor from the deck of the Queen Mary.
Driving home, I encounter another dramatic southern Cal sunset sky. Just another day in Paradise.