I'm a free spirited aging hippie
who loves talking to flowers, chasing rainbows
and photographing all the beauty that surrounds us
Thanks for taking a peek into my little world
Laura

Tuesday, December 6

On the Other Side of the Mountain ~


We knew the Pacific was over there
As we were heading west
Over the Coastal Mountain Range


But we didn't realize we'd end up right on Hwy 101   
The Pacific Coast Highway
And in an area we hadn't yet explored ! 


There were so many gorgeous beaches
our senses were on overload
A really fun long weekend out and about !


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33 comments:

Arija said...

Great shots. I have a love-affair with highway 101.

Kathy said...

What a wonderful discovery!

Zinnia said...

I love the framed shot as if taken from inside a cave. Those rolling waves are wonderful... I can hear them roar!

Joop Zand said...

Really nice shots Laura....very nice done.

Greetings, Joop

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Wow what a beautiful place and the first photo is simply stunning.

Zondra Art said...

Great shots! The last one is my favourite one!:)
Have a great day!:)

Scott said...

I am so jealous. Love the last shot from the cave with the bird over the rock. Wonderful.

Kaya said...

Ohh, Laura these pictures are lbeautiful moments. I want to be there and see this world.

I even can't choose favorite picture. There are such wild and beautiful places of Earth. Amazing.

Your photographs are exquisite!!!!

Hilda R.B said...

Laura this series was truly beautiful! Thanks.
Greetings from Hilda

S. Etole said...

There's a majesty in your photos.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Looks like a beautiful place.

Hilary said...

Oh wonderful sights captured so beautifully.

Mel said...

Oh WOW.
WOW!!!

Don't ya just LOVE when adventures turn into HUGE discoveries?
Awesome--just awesome.

Yeahyeah...tell me you're waiting for next year to return. *laughing* NO WAY would I make it that long....

Lisa RedWillow said...

Wow. Love your work as always.
Congratulations on POW. Well done and so deserved my friend.

Nadege, said...

Great shots. Love the photo taken from inside the cave.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very beautiful, especially the cave ...

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots - love the framing in that last photo.

Karin M. said...

Magnificent, great photos ...
greetings Karin

Ruby said...

Gorgeous beaches.. Love the photos..

TexWisGirl said...

woo hoo! congrats on your POTW!

holdingmoments said...

I love the view from the last shot.

Congratulations on your POTW Laura.

Javier Guri said...

Precious series. The last, backlit, is spectacular.
Congratulations on your POTW.
Greetings.

Out on the prairie said...

very nice area to enjoy

missing moments said...

What a beautiful area and fun to discover! Congrats on POTW!

Daniel said...

All three are gems! The secret wall on the Bluffs, the secrecy of the cave and the power of water.

Lucky me that Hilary introduced me to your photo's. Congrats on POTW!!!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

absolutely stunning shots!
i love the beautiful colour on the water and the composition.

thanks so much for sharing.

i love your photography/blog!

Eaton Bennett said...

I can see pirates, oh yes, perfect for pirates...you capture the seascapes beautifully. :))

lisa said...

My goodness, this must have been an amazing weekend Laura! Your photographs are just beautiful, especially the last one here. What a perfect natural frame!

Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Exchange this week.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Connie Smiley said...

Such gorgeous photos, and you made me a little homesick. I used to live on the Oregon coast, and these scenes look so familiar.

Ellie said...

Oh such lovely pictures, the beach looks wonderful and that blue sky - just lovely.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful natural framing in that last shot!

Emily said...

I love Highway 101 and the Pacific Ocean. The scenery cannot be beat! I love the last photo. The natural frame, the color and the light are all gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

Daanish said...

thanks for sharing captured moments of pure life on earth.