Sunday, July 3, 2011

...Carmel, California Sunshine Day...Too Pretty not to Share...

Sunday afternoon we wandered
 on the south end of the place...
Here are a few of the day's pictures.


Never start  nasturtiums where you don't mind them taking over.

   Originally from South America, these plants trail  their round leaves and bright orange and yellow flowers  and dangle down the rocky cliffs to the beach.  Their name is a derivative of Old English from Latin  of nose (naris) and to twist ( torquere).  

After clearing nasturtiums off the stairs 

we walked down to the narrow cove.

    Down at the south end the clear skies gave a good view of Bird Rock.

 Sun and shadows on the path
       These pale purple asters are native and thrive way out beyond where we garden.
This lone little flower has poppy like leaves.  The wind or a bird must have brought it.  It opened it's bloom  yesterday right outside my front door.  

A big hello to my friends and family...wish we could spend the 4th of July Independence Day holiday together  but where ever you are I hope you can and will celebrate that   "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

With love,


Carol............. said...

Thanks for the nasturtium info. I love those bright flowers and plant them occasionally since they grow just about anywhere except in my fertile soil LOL!
Mine just don't seem to flourish like those in your pictures.

Had to laugh at the picture of clearing the nasturtiums off the stairs. I wish! LOL

charity said...

What a lovely stroll through your neck of the woods! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos... Happy 4th!


You are surrounded by such beauty that matches the beauty of your closing quotes.


Martha said...

Nasturtiums are edible...a little spicy like arugula, but nice on a salad!
Those photos are gorgeous...the pathway down to the water looks so inviting.

John said...

Very nice.... enjoy the sun.