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Cloudy day

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A couple of days ago half of the day was clear and sunny.


Then clouds started to drift in, and we kept getting storm warnings on the TV. Flash floods, hail the size of a nickel, strong winds, lightening and thunder. We had wind, lightening and thunder, but no rain. I was disappointed, as we are so dry. I live on a street that goes down hill, so I don't have to worry about flooding here. About 6pm I decided to take pics of the clouds, as they looked interesting.


Looks like an Angel.


Sarge was keeping me company.


A new white Rose.


Sunflower




Silk Tree is still looking good.


Around 10:30pm DH and I walked outside to watch the lightening. It was off in the distance for a while. The Moon kept playing peek a boo.






My spark friend, Connie (BEACHWALKER) had a video of their trip to the beach. That brought back fond memories as I listened to the ocean. As a kid, and teenager, I spent most of my summers going to several beaches. Zuma, Del Mar, Santa Barbara, Ventura. Malibu was one of the beaches my best friend and I drove to when we were in High School. It's so pretty there. I came across a video yesterday that a young man put together, driving up and down the coast (Malibu area). I wanted to share it with my friends who have never been to So. Calif., and probably will never make it here. The video is 15 mins. long, so either watch clips of it, if you are to busy, or grab a drink and sit back. You will enjoy it!

Well shoot, the link won't work. Go into YouTube and look for
Malibu CA: '27 Driving Miles of Scenic Beauty' - 2011


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  • v PONYFARMER
    Yes, we are having some crazy weather here in So. Cal. Great blog!

    The summer heat has appeared to finally make a visit. I hope it does not last to long as, it is miserable for me and Puddy. We stay locked up in the house, me with my surgery leg and her with old age and just hang out. We, well I was finally given the ok to walk a bit 5-10 mins, with my crutches but still it was lovely and I miss it. Must take my camera along as my Kitty goes along and will scream the entire time if we don't bring her. She loves the walks and so does Puddy and I.

    I did see an interesting picture of nature, but I am unable to carry my camera yet. It was an dead slug I think, surrounded by ants doing their thing, but the interesting thing was a meat wasp was trying to help himself to some of the bounty. He would fly in and then I assume the ants would bite and he would hover and try again. He did this several times and at one point he stayed down and really made an effort to get a bite off the dead slug, but it did not seem to happen. So he left. To me it was interesting, I am sure to others, just gross. I love nature and how it works.
    1071 days ago
  • v CHERIRIDDELL
    Sarge and a hummingbird I am spoiled with this blog !
    1071 days ago
  • v CMKARLS
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    1072 days ago
  • v MOVEITMARY
    I just love your mad photography skill! I will be watching for your blogs from now on.
    1072 days ago
  • v JAMER123
    Beautiful cloud formations!! I saw the angel before I read your note! Of course, Angels are my love!! Great pictures, Jeannie. Now off to see Connie's!!
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    1072 days ago
  • v WINE4GIRL
    some really cool pics!
    1072 days ago
  • v GRACEOMALLEY
    Sarge just looks like he is happy to be there, in case you need him for anything. Thanks, as always, for the lovely photos. The angel in the clouds is really cool, but all your moon/cloud shots are wonderful. Sorry you didn't get any rain, but be glad you didn't see hail, right?
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    Comment edited on: 8/22/2013 1:45:49 PM
  • v JACKIE542
    Glad you are getting hummers. I think they are passing through, we have quite a few. Great cloud pictures, does look like an angel too!!
    Now I am going to try and find that video, could use a trip to the beach about now. emoticon
    1072 days ago
  • v MARLINDA5
    Wow the cloud did look like an Angel :)

    The flowers are so pretty and Sarge is so handsome. emoticon
    1072 days ago
  • v CARL-ASCHLUGE
    Love the hummingbird!
    1072 days ago
  • v 0309COOKIE
    Love that picture of Sarge and the angel picture in the clouds.
    1072 days ago
  • v OLDERDANDRT
    What a great pic of that hummer!!! It's rare to have one sit down and let you photograph it! Or were you far enough away he didn't see you with your wonderful telephoto lens!?! hehe
    That one cloud formation really does look like it could be an angel there!! Leave it to you with that eye of yours to see that in clouds!
    Your Sarge is your shadow, isn't he? Like my Bruno is mine! How sweet!!
    What a gorgeous white rose! And the bee still likes the sunflower plenty good! hehe Your Mimosa blooms are still so lovely! Ours have come and gone and done.
    I watched that moon last night play a bit of peek a boo in the clouds! Imagine that!
    My sister lived in California for maybe a decade while she was still growing her family. She lived in La Brea for awhile and then La Placentia for awhile. Both nice areas! I was a kid when I visited there, but I really can't remember if I ever got to see Malibu up close and personal. Have seen it on TV plenty!! hehe I'm sure it's fabulous.
    So, you're a Cali. girl from way back!! Good for you! You know, for a good many years, the rest of the world figured that nobody was "from" California or Florida b/c of the fabulous weather and the "snow birds" that appeared each winter! hehe (My mom & dad were snow birds to Fla. for quite a few years, too from Pa.)
    Hope you are having a fabulously wonderful day!!!! Love to the critters!! (((HUGS)))
    1072 days ago
  • v SHERIO5
    The clouds are amazing! Who needs tv!?
    1072 days ago
  • v IRISHMUM3
    The moon and clouds were so beautiful last night. It made for a nice ride home from work. So nice of you to share the beach with others! We are spoiled around here.
    1073 days ago
  • v SLIMMERJESSE
    I love the moon shot. And Sarge. And the bee on sunflower.
    1073 days ago
  • v AWESOMECHELZ
    I love the cloud photos and especially the nighttime ones! I have seen full moons here in Florida with rain clouds but, of course, my phone can't take such photos well. Thanks for sharing yours. Enjoy your camera (my camera???) emoticon
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    1073 days ago
  • v NISSANGIRL
    emoticon I especially loved the one that looked like an Angel!!! Cool!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1073 days ago
  • v DOVESEYES
    Lovely photos thanks for these.
    1073 days ago
  • v MADAMES
    Love the clouds, and LOVE the hummingbird photo!! I'll check out the beach video later today.
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    1073 days ago
  • v MARTHA-ANN
    I love watching lightening, so spectacular!
    Great sky shots, I'm useless at night shooting!
    Love the white rose, so pristine and beautiful.
    1073 days ago
  • v WEARINGTHIN
    I can tell you have a lot of fun with your camera. Good to have a pastime like that, and a place to post your photos where I notice people appreciate them. Thanks, Glenn

    1073 days ago
  • v TCANNO
    That sky look nasty. I am glad it passed you ok. I love that white rose.
    Near the weekend and a Bank Holiday at that.

    I shall be busy but not sure if I can use my camera as there maybe copyright involved.

    Have a good weekend

    1073 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/21/2013 3:51:48 AM
  • v FITANDFIFTY2
    I always enjoy your blogs!!!THank you for the awesome pics!!!
    1073 days ago
  • v SUSIEPH1
    Lovely photos Jeanne .. Just loved the bird and the clouds .. Sarge as usual is looking so handsome ...
    the moon shining through the clouds is so lovely ...
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Will try get to your video .. Hugs and Love Susie xxx
    1073 days ago
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