Thursday, May 5, 2011

Carmel Blues

Last weekend, I had the infinite pleasure of visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, with a number of my book-club friends. We had the best time eating, drinking, window-shopping, hiking, and deepening our friendships with each other.

With the beautiful Pacific always near us, I captured a bunch of images featuring my favorite color, blue.

Here are some of them, for your enjoyment:

Pt. Reyes Nature Reserve

Pt. Reyes Nature Reserve

Public-access beach staircase

Tiled wall, downtown Carmel

Tiled arch, downtown Carmel

Private residence

Garage door

You've been warned

Lots of Carmel houses sport a name...this one was in the surrounding wall

Garage door

Plein air painter

"Pride of Madeira" (foreground)


Garden gate

Private residence


Flowers outside shop, downtown

Watch that first step

Tiled fountain

Dog's water bowl

Make a wish

Blue-and-white transferware display, shop window

Candy-shop offerings

Carmel is very dog-friendly; so was this guy

Tiled shop exterior

Old Buick

Don't do it

A walk on the beach


Happy patron, dog beach

Oldie oldster dog

T's mussels for lunch

Local microbrew logo

Otter using rock on tummy to crack open clams

Wild Lupine

Bird sanctuary

Pt. Reyes Nature Reserve

My best seals-on-the-rocks shot

Pt. Reyes Nature Reserve

I don't know what this wild plant is

Quiet cove, Pt. Reyes Nature Reserve


  1. (So close and yet so far -- we're only an hour from Carmel.) Such lovely, creative shots of blues in such gorgeous country (a blue fire plug!?...who knew?!). Sounds like a lovely time! I'm jealous -- its been too long since I was there. *sigh*

  2. Beautiful pictures--I can hear Carmel calling my name (unfortunately, it isn't calling Kasi's name, and we are joined at the hip these days...)



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