I’ve seen these plants in many yards along my path. I’m not sure if it is a cactus or a succulent. I love how it flowers. There is a house I walk by, situated on a corner lot, that has a row of them around their yard. It’s amazing to me how tall they grow.
Here are a couple more photos of the flowers.
I love the variety of beauty that nature provides. It is time that humans embrace and accept this variety and diversity in other humans as well 🙂
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I walked by these flowers the other day and had to stop and get a closer look and smell them. They look like a miniature Daffodil but smell sweet like a Paper White flower. They are tiny…only a little over an inch from petal tip to petal tip.
Aren’t they sweet ?
Hope you are seeing beauty wherever you are located 🙂
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I love this time of year! I especially love how whimsical it is with holiday lights inside and outside, stores decorated, streets decorated. When I had my own apt. I had white Christmas lights strung and hung all around my living room ceiling. Somehow no matter what was going on, I felt like magic and miracles were always possible with those lights shining.
I walked the other night and ended up taking photos of houses and trees decorated, some with special yard decorations. I only have my Samsung Galaxy smart phone, so the lights didn’t come out as sharp as they look in person, but you can get the idea.
Here are photos of houses. I love how individual it all is as it allows everyone to express themselves in perhaps a more extravagant way than normal.
And then there were trees decorated..palm trees, shorter shrub trees, all kinds of trees.
Everyone needs a Christmas Unicorn 🙂
I also saw this lovely angel on a daytime walk.
And lastly, I walked by this awesome decorated old VW van:
However you celebrate the holidays and/or Winter Solstice, or whether you don’t celebrate it…I wish you a blessed end of the year as we move into a New Year! This coming year, it is my desire, intention and prayer, that we finally and fully move this planet and all life upon it, into peaceful, abundant, healthy, love and light filled life; where we have a world that works for all, honors all; where all have clean water and air, a comfortable home, meaningful relationships and ways to share their gifts and talents; where everyone feels loved and cared for in all ways.
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On November 2nd, I headed over to Old Town San Diego to walk around and take in the celebration of Dia de los Muertos. This celebration takes place on Nov. 1 and 2, and honors the deceased. Some traditions believe that the veil is thinnest between the worlds during this time. So this day is called The Day of the Dead. Altars are placed around Old Town, some in front of stores, some in the plazas, some in restaurants, some inside the old historic buildings and one in the old cemetery.
Here are some photos I took of various altars. You can click on a photo to enlarge it.
Here is one for Adam West, the TV Batman. All photos by Katelon T. Jeffereys.
Here is one where visitors were invited to take a blank colored wooden stick and write the name of a deceased loved one and place it in the altar.
Most altars included skulls, photos of loved ones, flowers, items that represented the deceased, and treats for the deceased.
Also, placed around Old Town were many elegantly attired skeletons. Here is one lovely “lady”.
There were several people there that would paint your whole face or half a face with the skull decoration. Several groups were performing music and dances. On the evening of the 2nd, there was a procession that visited several of the altars and ended at the cemetery.
Hope you enjoyed the little tour of Old Town. Here is the website that lists events, history, and various businesses. http://www.oldtownsandiego.org/
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In my visit to Balboa Park, in San Diego, CA, last week, I made my way to Spanish Village. Spanish Village is designed to look like a little old village. The pathway is paved with various bright colored stones. There are studios of glass art, wood art, textiles, painting, jewelry, sculptures, gemstones and much much more. I found these 3 whimsical sculptures. Two of them are made to sit upon and there is a sign inviting you to have your picture taken in them and posted to a webpage.
The first one is a mermaid. In the background you can see a bright metal woman and a few other sculptures.
The next one is a mermaid chair you can sit upon. You can see a dog sculpture and a wooden female sculpture in the background.
And lastly, here is bench that is a couple of wild west characters.
If you’re in San Diego, come check out Balboa Park. Spanish Village is in the NE corner before you get to the Zoo.
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The Botanical building regularly changes their displays. On this visit, there was a display of various orchids. Since I don’t know the names of them, I’ll just show you the photos. I love that these orchids are delicate and whimsical in color and shape. If you are in San Diego, come check out Balboa Park. There is so much to see and do. You can click on any photo to see it more closely.
Hope you have enjoyed these and my walk through the Botanical Building at Balboa Park.
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Last week I went to Balboa Park in San Diego, CA. I hadn’t been there in awhile and wanted to see what was blooming. I found so much beauty in the Botanical Building. I enjoy walking around and looking at the lovely architecture but often what grabs my eye is the plant life.
I’m dividing my post into two posts. This first one includes pictures of 5 beautiful plants and their neighbors. As usual, I don’t know what their names are but I love the textures, shapes, and colors.
All photos by Katelon T Jeffereys
This one had these large green leaves, that almost look like the lily pads you see in ponds. And then, it had this tiny delicate blossoms.
This one has thicker leaves that are scalloped.
I love the design on these leaves and how one side is various greens and the back side is that deep wine color.
These blossoms were a surprise amidst the large fronds.
There was entire center planter with these lovely variegated fall colored plants.
I hope you have enjoyed these. Thanks for joining me on the walk through the Botanical Garden. If you are in San Diego, come check out Balboa Park. There is so much to see and do there.
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I enjoy this blog. She and her husband renovated a house in France and live there with her family. Sometimes the posts are about food or something about their house, sometimes it is about places they travel to or visit. This post has wonderful insect photographs, among other beautiful scenes as well. Enjoy!
I noticed so many varieties and colors of Hibiscus flowers along my walking paths. Here are photos of two from the same bush.
Photo by Katelon T Jeffereys
Photos by Katelon T Jeffereys
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