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Friday, June 29, 2012


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Posted early since I'm packing for another celebration, a new grand child named Bree:)
Have preposted two posts for you, so please leave your comments:) while I'll be gone, 
also to paint. Miss you all!

Traditional and  Modern style of shapes go well together here.
I'm not sure if this is a Henri Moore sculpture....
Since San Diego is a military "town,"
the street where the military once had a base
is still lined with flags for days like this.. A festive sight!

To the left of the dome is this bell tower.
See the blue and yellow?

Last Year San Diego was statistically no. 1 city in California
to celebrate July 4th. Already the year before that, the traffic was unbelievable.
That's why we're going to Solvang, a picturesque small town,
Danish in origin.

No doubt each Year
they have a concert or an art display here
at the Open Air Theater
at Balboa Park

 Borrowing one of hubby's firework captures
 at Disneyland he had to do for his class assignment.
I love the colors in this one!

To You and Yours - 
 a Happy July Fourth!



Rebecca said...

I was taken by surprise to see all those 'beach' umbrellas in the audience. And I love the bell tower.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

lovely photos ;-)
thanks for leaving a comment on my Skywatch Friday post.

Judy SheldonWalker said...

He did a super job, but then so did you! Happy fourth!!

Anonymous said...

The dome and bell tower are beautiful, and I really like the fireworks picture.

Thanks for visiting my site.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Visiting late from Sky Watch Friday.

Please come take a peek at my Sky Shots, have a great weekend!

Carletta said...

The architectural elements are lovely!
I smiled when I saw all the umbrellas.
Your hubby took a wonderful shot of the fireworks. That's not easy -kudos to him!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images, the bell tower is pretty. The fireworks are beautiful, Happy 4th of July!

Gary said...

A most enjoyable post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Glorious tower, but I am especially fascinated by the sculpture! It has the flow of a Henri Moore!

Pat Tillett said...

Balboa Park is a fantastic place. So much to see and do there!

Karen said...

Lovely shots!

Congrats on your new grandie! My granddaughter's name is Bree...not Brianna...just Bree.

Roger Owen Green said...

best to YOU too.
love the mix of colors.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Kim, USA said...

Happy 4th of July!


Emille said...

As you see, Californians don't care whether they're at the beach or at a concert -they do whatever they want, lol!

Glad I went to your blog -I like it every much! Thanks for visiting here!

Judy Sheldon,
Thank you, Judy! I'll pass it on to hubby too:)

Glad you liked the items I posted! Hope you have a great week!

thank you and have a great week!

Those beach umbrellas at a concert - only in California!
His teacher spent some time with him for the settings:)

Thank you, Eileen! Forgot where you live, in the US or Canada, but hope you have (or had) a great celebration!

Thank you -there's so much to see here! Hard to get bored:)

Thank you - I love those buildings too. I can tell you like abstract:):)

It seems you're back from your travels? Great to hear from you again! It's even greater, since it's only 1 1/2 hrs. away from where I live!

It was the first time I heard that name when the parents were in that stage of choosing a name - since I like Brie very much, I can think of Bree when I snack on my Brie at night:)

A mix of colors is actually easier than to keep everything in one color:):)

Thank you! Hope you have a grand day too!

Light and Voices said...

Happy 4th of July right back at ya! San Diego is my favorite place in the whole world. Love your post this week.
Joyce M

PhenoMenon said...

Oh love the fireworks photo.. Bravo to your husband.. Job well done !

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

HoodPhoto said...

Congrats on the new bundle of joy! If you get a chance, stop by my blog and "Like" Hood Photography on Facebook! Thanks!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful captures, happy 4th of July to you too.

Y is for...
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Joy said...

Love the contrasts of shapes in the first photo. Happy 4th July.
Joy - ABC Team

W. Latane Barton said...

Happy Fourth. And, congrats on that new grandbaby!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nice Holiday post (even a day late)...I'm sure you are enjoying your time with your beautiful granddaughter (and her parents) -- and what a nice place to do it in -- Solvang is so cool.

Leah H. said...

Great post, great shots!

Visiting for MYM-hope you can stop by..

Joyful said...

Beautiful set of photos! Congrats on your new grandchild.

Jeannette StG said...

You must have lived in San Diego, or?

Thanks! I'll pass on the compliment:)

Hood Photo,
Thank you! I'll visit soon!

National holidays are always so memorable!

the contrast is what struck me too!

Thank you twice! Have a great week ahead!

Thank you! Do you know Solvang?

Thank you for visiting and your comment!

Thanks -am glad you enjoyed them!

Sara said...

Hello, this is my first visit to your blog, came over via ABC Wednesday and noticed your photos of Balboa Park. I miss that park! We moved north to Long Beach a couple decades ago and it's too far and few between that we get to visit San Diego!