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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 11:54 PM
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Okay....It's not always sunny at the beach: Here's how it looked today:


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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 11:57 PM
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1. still lovely
i grew up in socal and foggy beach days have their own particular draw...
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:01 AM
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2. Thank you, shanti!
I don't believe we've met before......

Welcome to my cloudy beach thread!

Are you in SoCal too?



:hi:
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:49 AM
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16. please to meet ya, peggy!
i post sporadically in the lounge.... :hi:

my home for the last 20 years has been northern cali, sacramento. i love the weather in socal, but it just got too pricey for my single momhood back then. things are better now, but norcal has grown on me and i was finally able to purchase a home here, something i never would have been able to do down there. my extended family is still there tho, and i return at least once a year.

my family is from santa ana.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:53 AM
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17. Ah, Santa Ana.....farther south than I am....
Good for you, buying a home in NoCal......I agree, the prices here are through the roof.....

Good thing me and my hubby have been here awhile!

Thanks for checking in...... :hi:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:31 AM
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3. Thanks, Darlin' Peggy!
I have really been enjoying the pictures you have posted!

:hug: :loveya:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:34 AM
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6. Oh, my dear SeattleGirl!
I was beginning to think that no-one would come look at my pics....

THANK YOU.......

I'm happy you're enjoying them! psssttt..me too...

:loveya: :hug:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:38 AM
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Never fear, Peggy
You cannot be ignored!

:pals:
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:33 AM
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4. I still think they're great.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:36 AM
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8. Thanks, Crazy!
I'm glad you think so too!

:loveya: :hug:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:34 AM
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5. Lovely.
I don't mind overcast days on the water. Really beautiful, Peggy. :thumbsup:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:37 AM
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9. My dear Heidi.....
I thank you so much....It means a lot, as you know.....


:pals:
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:34 AM
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7. Manhattan Beach?
?
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:38 AM
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10. No I didn't check your profile before I guessed.
Guess that would have answered my question.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:40 AM
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11. My dear Dude_CalmDown.....
Yes, Manhattan Beach....I live here.....


:hi:
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:43 AM
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13. Even when it's ugly out your beach is so beautiful.
Hopefully I'll be living out there and visiting that beach all the time within then next 6 months.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:47 AM
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15. You're moving out here?
Well, hey...how good is that?

This area is beautiful, and I feel lucky to live here.....

Hope you make it out!



:hi:
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:40 AM
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12. Well it is the rainy season in California.
So it is to be expected. Nov. 1st was always cloudy and overcast when we lived in California.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:43 AM
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14. My dear tex!
How nice to see you tonight!

Actually, my recent pics have been of sunny days....

And everyone commented on how lovely, how gorgeous...etc etc....

So I just wanted to show that it isn't ALWAYS sunny and bright here..

And today the weather cooperated......

:hi:
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 01:16 AM
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18. Beautiful photos, Peggy, really.
You have a real eye.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 01:21 AM
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19. Thank you, my dear AtomicKitten!
This new camera of mine makes it easy to concentrate on composition, while it does the work.....

And it's a whole lot of fun!




:hi: :hug:
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 01:24 AM
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20. Yes, dear.
But you have to know where to point it!

Your photos often evoke such mood and depth.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 01:35 AM
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22. Well, yes, this is true.......
I thank you..... :blush:

I don't think anyone's ever described my photos that way before...

Not out loud to me, anyhow......

I appreciate your comments a lot!
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 01:29 AM
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21. BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Is that a sandpiper in the first pic? I'm not exactly an ornithologist :blush:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 01:38 AM
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23. My dear liberaltrucker!
Actually, I don't know......I'm not an ornithologist either.....

We've got to stop meeting like this...people will talk!

I'm so glad you like these......

:loveya: :hug:
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 01:43 AM
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24. Let 'em talk
Just not in GD :rofl:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 01:47 AM
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25. No worries, my dear.....
I NEVER go over there...way too scary!

:rofl:
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 01:56 AM
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26. You got THAT right
:scared: :loveya: :hug:
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:12 AM
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32. Hi liberaltrucker
Are you checking in from the road? I'm always interested by your datelines.

I think the bird is a marbled godwit (the orange stripe on the beak is a tip off) They're larger than sandpipers and are beautiful in flight -- some of the wing feathers are rusty colored and in the right light they shimmer.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 01:58 AM
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27. Wonderful Pics, Peg.....
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 02:03 AM
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28. My dear Chris.....
Thank you so much.....

I had fun taking them.....


:hug:
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 06:16 AM
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29. These are great. I love the sandpiper....or at least
I think it is a sandpiper.


:-)
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FLSurfer Donating Member (350 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:34 AM
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33. I absolutely love your Pics CaliforniaPeggy.
Please continue to post them. I too take pictures of the beach on a regular basis. I am lucky enough to get to the beach daily.

newyawker99 I think that may be a Marbled Godwit?
I am very amateur at identifying birds but the beak is definitely long for a sandpiper.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:46 AM
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35. Thank you, my dear FLSurfer!
I appreciate your very kind remarks!

I plan to keep on posting.....I'm such an attention hog!

I did get some pics of people surfing, but the Photobucket would NOT upload them.....and our waves tend to be tiny most of the time...


Thanks for coming by! :hi:
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FLSurfer Donating Member (350 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:58 AM
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38. I grew up out there and relocated to the right coast for college
and never made it back. Your photos from the pier remind me why I loved it there.
Here is a pic I took of "my" shorebirds. I live behind a State Park that is in essence a private beach. Because very few people go there.
3 miles of basically empty beach.

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:06 PM
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39. Wow! Awesome......
I don't have anything like that out here!

Pelicans....they are amazing....

Thanks for posting this for me.......


:hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:43 AM
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34. Good morning, my dear newyawker99!
I'm so pleased that you like these......

I'll have to get my bird book out and identify this one.....

The beach will make a birder out of me yet!

:hug: :loveya:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 08:30 AM
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30. I like the overcast.
Beautiful and moody pictures as always.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:50 AM
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36. My dear Call Me Wesley.....
Thanks for coming by!

I appreciate your very kind remarks a lot......

Hey, Mother Nature provides the scenery.....I just point and shoot...

:loveya: :hug:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:11 PM
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40. It's not only point and shoot, believe me.
It's capturing the perfect moment.

:hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:15 PM
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43. Awww...you're being way too kind......
I always need the extra dose of praise......

Making up for years and years of not much praise from my parents.....

Funny how being deprived of that can skew your WHOLE life..... :cry:

I appreciate your remarks a lot.....and now you know why.


:loveya: :hug:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:39 PM
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52. This is not empty praise.
I made once an apprenticeship as a photographer and feel that I know a good eye for the underlying emotions when I see it. You have that and you should follow it further.

None of us had enough praise as children, myself included, I guess. Parents' love is too often a love with its roots in expectation and it's not for lack of love but just wanting the best for us and better than they had. My father dreamed for me to take over the family business but I went along another path and I'm more peaceful for it. Heidi's father expected her to go to law school yet she has become an artist of some reknown.

Believe in and follow your own path.
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 08:35 AM
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31. Love that Pier, Peg!
:hippie: Sunny or :cry: Not!....

"Make mine Manhattan !" B-)
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 11:52 AM
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37. Hey there, my dear GalleryGod!
I love that pier too.....I think it's the prettiest on this stretch of coast.....

Glad you enjoyed my pics!

Thank you so much, my dear......

:loveya: :hug:
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:12 PM
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41. As always with the great shots CalPeg. eom
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:17 PM
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44. My dear malta blue!
Thanks for coming by...and for your very kind remarks......

Glad you like them!

:hi:
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:27 PM
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48. I find that your photo threads
always take me to a beautiful place Peggy, sunny or not.
:hi:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:33 PM
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50. Well.....I do very much appreciate your saying that, my dear
malta blue.....

I will redouble my efforts, in that case......

I would NEVER want to disappoint you.......

I thank you...... :woohoo:
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:41 PM
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53. Anytime Peggy
I truly mean it.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:14 PM
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42. I love the pier photo
Too bad it is overcast!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:20 PM
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45. ROFLMAO!
Some days are like that! And actually, this is why I did take those yesterday.....

Just to show everybody that not all days are bright and sunny here...

Glad you like it.....and thanks for coming by ....... and for putting up with my foolishness today......in your thread.....




:loveya: :hug:
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:22 PM
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46. LOL
You are not foolish, nor is your behavior!

:loveya:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:25 PM
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47. My dear KitchenWitch.....
Your friendship is a good thing for me......I thank you.....and I love you.......


:loveya: :hug:
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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:30 PM
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49. My dear CaliforniaPeggy
These are some very nice pics. I hope you enjoy your new hobby as much as I enjoy the pics you post here :hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 12:38 PM
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51. My dear ps1074....
Edited on Mon Nov-07-05 12:38 PM by CaliforniaPeggy
I thank you for your very kind remarks...... I'm glad you're enjoying looking at them as much as I'm enjoying taking them!

And actually, this is not a new hobby...posting them is, though.....

I have been dabbling in picture-taking ever since my children were small...almost 40 years now....

Digital is new to me....and I LOVE it! No more film processing, EVAH!


:loveya: :hug:
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 01:05 PM
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54. Why do sandpipers hop around on one leg?
We were hanging out yesterday on the right coast, and watching the little guys hopping around.

It was GORGEOUS - I look at sunny 68 degree days in November as a gift. At the beach, they're even more of a treat.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 02:29 PM
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56. No idea why they do that.......
I didn't see any of these birds doing that....they were busy running around in the surf, looking for things to eat.....

It was cool watching them and trying to get some good shots.....


:hi:
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 01:09 PM
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55. This used to be my running destination
Every Thursday my friend and I would meet at the Hermosa Pier, and run up to Manhatten Beach pier and back, on the bikepath. Regardless of the weather!

Then we would go out for Thai food.

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 02:32 PM
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57. Wow...who knew?
How long ago was that? Sounds like you had some fun.....

Hope this pic brought back some good memories for you!

If you'd like a full sized one, just PM me, and I'll be glad to send one to you......



:hi:
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-05 03:31 PM
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58. I moved from CA in '95, if I ever move back ......
it would be to the South Bay. I like Hermosa the most, though the reality is that nothing is remotely affordable. Most of my California freinds don't own property.

I went back for a wedding last year at this time and the weather was perfection. I spent a day with friends wandering up and down through Redondo and Hermosa.

Nice picture, very nice, but it can't compete with my memory. I was just thinking of all the people (skaters, fishermen, etc.) when we ran around the building at the end of the pier.

On my own, I used to run on the beach in Santa Monica. Nice hard flat sand along the water's edge.
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