Friday, August 30, 2013

Birthday Week

It is 100 degrees today and it was yesterday and the day before. It is not however 100 degrees 
at the beach in this photo. This is the drive down Pacific Coast Highway near
Huntington Beach, California. There are a lot of ups and downs to living in
Southern California. One of the downs is the heat if you live inland and if you
live at the beach the other negative is in this photo. Who in there right mind
would ruin a beautiful view like this with an oil rig?  It is going to be my
birthday this week and normally I would just pass it by, but this year is a
biggie. Lots of ups and downs about this birthday. While I enjoy what is
left of my younger year, I am going to share a personal favorite or two of my
photos. Saying Good-bye to summer.

Huntington Beach Pier

Summer pastime on a Southern California beach.

Cool morning mist in Huntington Beach, California.

I took this photo at Neiman Marcus in Fashion Island, Newport Beach, California
I leave you with this gorgeous (probably Lalique) crystal vase.
The ultimate (luxury) table decoration for summer. This is not
on my wish list because if I bought this it would cost 
so much I would have to insure it. But it is beautiful
to look at and as I said, summer eye-candy.

I'm linking with Oh, The PLACES I've Been


Robyn said...

Happy Birthday, Susan! The thing I like about growing older is that the old adage is really true - you do feel wiser! Who would have guessed it! lol
The photos are beautiful. I can never get enough of the ocean. The vase is fantastic.
Enjoy your special day.

Robyn said...

Btw, I just noticed my blog listed here - thank you! How sweet!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

SUSAN! I think something is wrong with my feed that comes to me via email; I always get your new posts, but missed this one! HELLO THERE! I love that seahorse bowl!

Thank you for coming to visit; je t'aime and ferme la bouche are COMMON sayings in a French class! I am going to make my students speak A LOT in class with hopes that by the end of the year, they can be confident to try speaking from their heart. Have a super week! Anita

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday, sweet lady :) I hope you have a wonderful day filled with many blessings and special joys :) Hugs to you!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

I hope that you had a wonderfully Blessed Birthday!!

Paula Parrish said...

Happy Birthday! May the upcoming year bring you everything you wish for and more. ;o)

The Style Crone said...

Happy Birthday and I wish you many more! Have a wonderful celebration.

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Happy belated birthday!! I hope you had a great one!!

Jade said...

Oh, Susan, I´m a bit late, but I wish you A HAPPY & BLESSED BIRTHDAY with all my heart!!!! Have a wonderful new year of life and enjoy every moment of it! How I love that pictures - you live in a wonderful place!!! And thank you so much for all your lovely comments, you are such a sweet friend! Have a wonderful in Bavaria it is cold and rainy,

with love & hugs, Jade