Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Hi everyone,

My dad just came home from his men's Bible study, so I'll have to make this particular post a shore one.

If you ever have a chance to visit California, you should come to Pacific Grove during the month of May and June. Why?  The purple ice plant is in bloom all along the shore. It's starting to bloom now, but it'll be a veritable blanket of beautiful purple in just a few short weeks.

Here are some photos for you.  I just can't get enough of the ocean. I've been home sick, but I'll make any excuse to spend some time near the water.


Okay, this first photo is NOT the purple ice plant. However, when I go to Pacific Grove, I usually drive through Cannery Row. That's always fun to see the people and the buildings etc. This is Stohans Gallery. It's sat empty like this for YEARS. I'm sure somebody owns the property, but I'm not sure if anything will ever be done with it. In truth, I kind of like it just the way it is.

This is the beautiful purple ice plant that is starting to bloom. In March it's just a few little blooms, but look at what we've got already in April...and wait till May comes around.  It's going to be beautiful :) :)

It was also a beautiful, sunny day as you can see.  It's really quite a thing to see and it only last for a couple of months. So I always make sure to take loads of photos.  

I might have mentioned earlier that I'm recovering from a cold, so spending time out by the water yesterday really helped. There's something about the sunshine that helps to clear up my sinuses.


 You may have to click on the above photo to enlarge it a bit, since I took this photo in panorama view.  This is part of the coastline in Pacific Grove and that purple ice plant is just amazing. I learned that this particular plant is actually native to South Africa.  

I'll leave you all with this photo. This is one of many rest stops along the coast.  People will often just come park their cars here and sit for awhile staring out at the water.  This day was relatively calm, although the waves were crashing quite high, too.  I usually stand right on that ledge and take photos, but it was making my father a bit nervous. So I obliged and stayed a safer distance away :) :) :)

What's been happening where you're at?  That's the news from the ocean shores of California today. Love and hugs, Heather :)

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aimee said...

I LOVE your photos today Heather--the ocean is amazing, those gorgeous purple ice plants are -- well they're gorgeous! What a beautiful area:)
PS: Hope you feel better soon. God bless.

A Primitive Homestead said...

Congrats! The shore photos are so beautiful. Hope your feeling better. Blessings! Lara

Kristina said...

Thank you for sharing this. I have never been to California, and your photos are stunning.

Susan said...

Too cool, Heather! Love the beautiful pics. Hope and pray that you are feeling better soon. Have a great day :)

Susan Mongomery