Sunday, April 15, 2012

California Scenes


                         I love California....I truly do. Have you ever been somewhere and
          felt from the second you got there that it was home. Just warm and cozy and fits you
             just right?  I love the busy streets of Hollywood..the hustle and bustle of it all.
                The ocean every where you look. The mountains surrounding your every
                      move. Sometimes, I just stop and take it all in and feel very blessed.
                                                                ~ California <3


                                                                   Carpenteria Sunset


                                                                 Santa Monica Pier, at dusk...


Driving across the Golden Gate......


My favorite dead end Rd. in Bel Air. The view is amazing.


Malibu Vineyard....SO beautiful.


The Ventura Harbor


Waves splashing in Malibu.


Saddle Ranch on Sunset Strip


I hope I took you on a little California journey. I love capturing Cali scenes.

59 comments:

  1. Loved Cali :) and cant wait to go back.. lovely photos truly brings back wonderful memories

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  2. You make me wanna go to Cali - it's gorgeous!

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  3. I've only been to San Diego but definitely want to come back and explore Cali some more. Love the ferris wheel photo!

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  4. I'm with you, I love California and don't think I could ever live anywhere else. Malibu vineyard, that's where I want to live ;)

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  5. Beautiful tour, thank you Val! I love all Pacific coast. Can't wait when we move back, one more year to go and Hello Pacific!

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  6. What a beautiful place. Every time I visit there I get those amazing feelings of another wonderful world. Nice captures of home!

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  7. I love our state. California is where it is at!

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  8. Beautiful pictures Val! My husband used to live in LA - so we have many fond memories in some of these spots!

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  9. Ive never seen that road end in Bel Air. HOW COOL :)

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  10. LOVE Cali!!! I will ALWAYS live in California. ALWAYS!!! My hubby and I shook on it before heading down the aisle :)

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  12. I'm dying! I need more of these gorgeous photos. I love your food photography (you know that) but these are such a treat. Gorgeous!

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  13. No place is better than California, that's what I always tell people - the fact that in 2 hours you can be in a completely different environment from that which you just were is amazing!

    These pictures make me home sick :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  14. oh i do understand. i am so in love with my california. i find myself stopping my in tracks often and being so thankful that i live here.

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  15. Perfection! I think we need to add Ojai Valley together some day! ; )

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  16. You captured some great shots! I agree we are super lucky to live here with such a varied choice of everything from food to activities, love it..
    Take care..

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  17. We're both second-generation Californians and are happy to be on the central coast:) My husband grew up in Santa Monica and went surfing and snow skiing on the same day!

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  18. No, I have never lived in an area that I loved. That must be a wonderful feeling. I've never been to California...except for the airport to change planes heading to Hawaii. California looks amazing!

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  19. Can you believe I have never been to CA? It is top on my list of places I want to visit I know I will love it and probably never want to leave! Great pictures!

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  20. Gorgeous- makes me want to visit right now!

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  21. Oh wow!! You got some really awesome photos!

    Happy Monday :)

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  22. I love all things California! My sister lives in LA, and everytime I visit I secretly dream about staying :) Beautiful pictures!

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  23. So pretty! I have a friend that may be moving to L.A. soon. I see a Cali visit in my future!

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  24. Oh Val... As much as I love Northern California... I NEED to come visit you in SoCal!! Gorgeous post!!! I am ready- I need a bit of Southern California sunshine!!! So whats your Summer looking like ? ;)

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  25. I feel like I live there! your pics are so breathtaking!

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  26. As much as Oregon feels like home now, this post made me homesick for my SoCal days! I miss going over the hill to Malibu on a Saturday morning and then driving the long way back along the coastline. I miss the smells...and the sunshine...and the shopping! LOL!
    Thanks for this today Val!
    Vanessa

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  27. it certainly is gorgeous val! :)

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  28. It really is beautiful here. I often wish I lived somewhere else (just because I've always lived in SoCal) but our little part of the world is so beautiful!

    That first pic, of Hollywood, is right where I work :)

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  29. Well, I would like to give it a try and see if I like it...! Looks amazing!

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  30. I love to visit California, it really is beautiful. I felt that 'home' feeling as soon as I came to Arizona. I love your photos.

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  31. OMG the pictures are gorgeous. Makes me want to take a very long overdue vacation to Cali. Great post.

    http://myminibag.blogspot.com

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  32. The Golden Gate, my home. Love California. Not that I'm biased or anything. ;) But it is seriously rad!

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  33. I feel blessed to split time between Balboa Island and Scottsdale. depending on the season... both are great! ;)

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  34. Amazing images. I love California!
    fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

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  35. I haven't been to Cali in years! It "is" a special place. From it's missions to it's glam! So much to see and cherish!
    Your photographs are lovely, Val!
    ~Lynne
    w/L.

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  36. these pictures are gorg!!! I do love california! everything about it is beautiful

    xo Jackie
    ...livingaftermidnite

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  37. I have never been to the states but this post made me feel like I just went there! oxox

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  38. California really does have limitless beauty. It's been 11 months since I moved from Los Angeles, but though I couldn't be happier in Texas I do miss these scenes of California living. Thanks for sharing, Val.

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  39. Being from California, I do miss it now that we move around so much with my husband in the military. Thanks for all the wonderful photos!

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  40. i love these gorgeous cali scenes....and cali! one of my favs!

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  41. Gorgeous shots Val!! I too love living in Cali! Next time you are in Carp you must let me know! :)

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  42. Wow these really make me miss CA!!! We should switch for a bit?? Haha

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  43. Never been over on that side of the country but I'm hoping to get there soon! Thanks for the photo tour! now I know I must see it!

    peacelovedecor.com

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  44. Girl you are living the life. I do truly love where I live. However, it is very low key. The city is not far from us and that is nice to have as well.

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  45. I couldn't agree more! Even though I grew up in the Midwest, I've always felt like my heart belonged in California. My hubs and I moved here a few months ago, and the moment we arrived I felt like I was finally home! :)
    We explore new places around us every weekend and my heart grows a little fonder of this amazing place each time!

    Andrea
    Left brain, right brain, pug brain.

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  46. I LOVE your CALI pics! They make me want a vacation! Love the new blog look btw :0)

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  47. Love this! I just flew back today (was visiting family). Great pics and drove by the vineyard yesterday! Visit my last post to check out where I had lunch!

    leslie

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  48. Wow what gorgeous pictures! I have never been california before, but i would LOVE to go someday! xo

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  49. The vineyard is so charming! And how lucky that you have so many different scenes nearby. I hope to visit again soon! :)

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  50. Such a beautiful (and diverse!!!!!) state that we live in! Love that! My family still thinks only crazy people live in California...LOL. =0)

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  51. I was buried in work when you posted this, so I missed it. Gorgeous photos my friend! Makes me want to come for a visit!!

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  52. This post is amazing! Your photos are amazing!! Thank you for posting! xo

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  53. I love California too!! Can't wait to go back in September!!

    http://www.thefashionhive.com

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  54. Beautiful photos!! Makes me want to get to CA ASAP!! I have been to LA briefly (need to go back) and spend a day at a beach house in Malibu (amazing) but when I go to Cali I spend my time in San Diego (best friends live there). So happy to have found your blog. I came over from Schue Love's post today.

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  55. These pictures are awesome!! I'm at school in Tennessee right now, but these make me miss my California home so much!

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