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Friday, January 14, 2011

Reflecting on some summery locations


                                                                                                                                                               Photo by Kay Davies
                                                                                                                                                  Photo by Richard Schear
We live in a dry part of Canada. It is also the sunniest part of the whole country. But right now we have precipitation. White precipitation, lots of it. It is still snowing and the forecast says it won't stop until Tuesday. Therefore, I thought I'd reflect on some of the sunny places we've visited, just to make myself feel sunnier, and it worked.
As I looked at pictures from some of our favorite trips, one of my favorite blogs to follow, Sylvia from Over the Hill, came up on my site with the beautiful photos Sylvia had posted for Weekend Reflections, and it gave me another idea. Thanks, Sylvia.
So, here I have two 2006 shots from one of our favorite places, San Diego, California. The first is from the San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park, now known as the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The second was taken in downtown San Diego. We were quite near the beautiful old Santa Fe train station, waiting for something, maybe a bus to take us to Petco Park for a ballgame, when my husband wanted to wander off with his camera for a while. We had some extra time, so I agreed.
Away he went, while I happily hung out with the pigeons by the fountain in front of the train station, being a person addicted to trains and train stations. (The photo on my profile page was taken at Union Station in Toronto during my solo trip to the east coast of Canada by train.) Dick came back in good time and one of the pictures in his camera was this one of buildings reflected in other buildings.

This is my first contribution to the Weekend Reflections meme. Maybe it won't be my last.

To see what others found when they were feeling reflective,

12 comments:

Powell River Books said...

As I mentioned before, we love walking around San Diego. It is such a nice mix of old and new. I love the Gaslamp District and the great seafood restaurants along the shore. - Margy

Sylvia K said...

You captured some terrific reflections, Kay!! Glad you've come to play with us!! It is fun and I look forward to more of your wonderful photos. Thank you for your kind words! They're always appreciated as are your visits and comments! Enjoy your weekend! Hope your weather is better than ours, but it doesn't sound like it is!!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

Great reflection shots.

Woody said...

I've never been to SD and I'm hoping to go there one day, it looks like a beautiful place!

Sally in WA said...

Glad you are joining in, Kay. I like revisiting San Diego through your photographs. We used to visit at least once a year but it has been a couple years since we were last there. I enjoy the warmth and sunshine.

Stay warm and have a wonderful weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I hope it won't be the last Kay! Beautiful reflective rememberance of one of our favorite cities. I didn't have the energy to troll through my old pix for reflections this week; I'm glad you did!

Sylvia IS an inspiration isn't she!

The Chair Speaks said...

We love the first picture.
My brother and family live in Canada on the east while my nephews, nieces and cousins on the west.
They visit visit me and older folks here once every few years.

Kay said...

Terrific shots from both you and Dick, Kay. I'd love to see some snow right now. It was so hot and muggy today.

Mr Puddy said...

I love the first photo is beautiful : )

Regina said...

Great place!
Happy weekend reflections.

cieldequimper said...

You can send me some snow, I hate the warmish temperatures we are having right now. Cool reflections here!

Ebie said...

Welcome to Weekend Reflections Kay, happy you could join us.

Beautiful reflections of the tall buildings. I always take shots of buildings since I work in the city.

See you again next Friday!