Saturday, July 31, 2010

RRC: By The Water

"Water is life's mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water."

-Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

RRC: By The Water

I LOVE living in the Bay Area! Actually, I love living in California, even with all the troubles the state has faced in recent years. I know, I know... I have disparaged it from time to time by referring to it not as The Golden State, but rather The Tin Foil State. But that's all politics. As we all know, politics can be... well... disparaging. But enough of all that. At the end of the day, California is a breathtakingly beautiful place to live. It has it all. One February, a few years back, I actually watched the Mavericks surfing competition on the beach in Half Moon Bay, and the next day I was off to the snow in South Lake Tahoe! How is that for versatility? As varied as California can be, it's the shoreline I love the best.

San Francisco, as seen from the Marin Headlands.

On the cliffs in Monterey, California.

On A Foggy Day In Morro Bay, California

Pacific Grove, California

Sunset in near Hearst Castle, California

Autumn in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Near Bodega Bay, California

South Lake Tahoe, California

Susan's Spot Cisco Grove Campground (Placer County, California)

Okie doke... that's my pictorial of "By The Water" now go check out the entries by the other participating Robins!

Linking List, as of 12:00 AM Saturday, July 31st 2010


Carly... Ellipsis

Karen... Mavarin

Jama... Sweet Memories

Rich... Rich Image

Freda... Day One

Linda... Mommy's Treasures

Monica... Shutterly Happy

Jennifer Robin... Robins Woods

***Tanya... Capturing Tranquility

Fhaye... Your Daily Photo Depot

Margaret... Margaret's Musings

***Taylor... Taylor's Photos

Peggy... Holmespunfun Memes and Themes

Maryt... Mary Tomaselli's Photos

Sandy... From The Heart Of Texas

***Rue (aka Ethos)... Passion in the Moments

Manang Kim... My Photography In Focus

Ruth... Scrabblequeen

Gattina... Keyhole Pictures

Be sure to check the official Round Robin blog tomorrow, to find out the topic of our next challenge!



Monica said...

Carly, you really know how to make me homesick! The photo of SF from the Marin Headlands just takes me back to some wonderful times. =) All are beautiful.

Rich said...

I have Phantom Planet's California in my head now...

A real nice set of images.. "Sunset in near Hearst Castle, California" is really nicely done.

Have a great weekend :)

Karen Funk Blocher said...

What a great variety of fantastic shots! I think I love the autumn colors one the best. Much as I love Tucson and the rest of Arizona (like you, except for state politics), I've wanted to live in California since high school at least. It's too pricey for me, I'm afraid, but I've visited Socal a lot. And someday - this Karen swears - I'll visit yoour part of the state!

Sandy said...

Beautiful set of by the water images! Loved them all!

fredamans said...

All of your shots are stunning Carly!

ellen b said...

Carly! These are all amazing shots. Just beautiful. I've been to a few of those places so it is very cool to see your photos. I'll be back to the challenge soon. I've been having lots of company and they take over my brain and computer room :0)

Scrabblequeen said...

A wonderful selection of CA water sights! You definately hit several of my favorites...Love the rocky, cliffy north coast for sure.

Tanya said...

So many wonderful interpretations of By the Water. I love the ocean, the rocks, the breeze, the waves crashing in, and my favorite has to be the sunset. Very nicely done!

The Brown Recluse said...

Oh my! Just when I think *I* live in God's country, I am reminded that others do as well. How beautiful! You make me |almost| want to fly to CA. If I could drive it for a weeks vacation, I would have already visited.

Jama said...

I can't decide which photo I love best as the photos are simply awesome!

Gattina said...

I think you are very right ! California is a beautiful place. We drove through along the shores and also stayed in San Fransisco. It's better to live in a beautiful State with bad politicians, then in an ugly state with bad politicians, finally they are all bad wherever you go in the world, lol !