Saturday, June 18, 2011

Playing ~ the Photo Contest!

Last week-end I escaped the long rainy season that Washington State called "Winter through Spring" to visit my youngest son who was graduating from a Master's Program at UCSC.  What a delightful visit.  Coastal Californians really know how to PLAY!   Their weather cooperates with their playful intentions.


Even bikes can relax after playing on the pier in Santa Cruz!




Sailors out playing on their boats!



Many people out playing volley ball in the sand!




My personal favorite... Kayaks waiting for me! :) 





17 comments:

Donna said...

I know you are SO proud of your Son! How wonderful for him...
Great photos! Wish I was on that beach right about now!!
It's going to be 105 here in Waco today with an index of 112 degrees...Yuck!!
Hope you're staying cool!!
hughugs

the walking man said...

We like to play in Se Michigan too. It's just our toys are a wee bit more dangerous. Congrats to the kid and his adv. degree. Will he move out of your basement now and let you have a break from "World of Warcraft?" hahahahahaha

WR said...

Hi MArk:

My son moved out about 11 years ago. :) In real life he is a camera man. Now a camera man with a Masters degree. :) But he does like to develop computer games! His mother plays World of Warcraft...go figure! He lives in So Cal and I'm living in the rainy Northwest. :)

WR said...

Hi Donna~
Good grief I am sorry about that heat! It's almost always cook in this part of the Northwest. Not like Texas and not like my temporary perch when I was in Bakersfield , Calif. I've grown accustomed to this mild rainy place.

105!!!! you stay cool and hydrated my friend!

Donna said...

So glad to hear that you had a spectacular visit! I agree with you on the photo of the kayaks! That's my favorite too with all the colors and angles! Wonderful job!

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice photos to share. You found a good place to visit and congrats to your son for all the hard work completed.

Janice said...

Wonderful playing pictures! I haven't been to a beach since I was 5 or 6...maybe one day I will get there again!

SUGAR MOON said...

You're right the kayaks do look inviting. Good pics! Have a nice week-end.

Sher said...

Great pictures! I love the colorful kayaks!

Brenda said...

Such wonderful "play" captures! You've found lots of play to keep you busy.

Jeanne said...

What a great place! Looks like a fun spot as well as beautiful. I was late getting my post up. But I did 'play'. lol

Jeanette said...

All that looks like so much fun..especially the sail boat!!

Ann said...

congratulations to your son.
A proud moment for you and then to top it off with all that playing. Love the shots especially the one of the kayaks

Eva Gallant said...

My favorite is the kayaks!

Sandra said...

these are all very familiar sights here in FL and could have been taken here. congrats to your son. love the kayaks

MarissaDW said...

Love your choices of photos for the BPC - Playing. Thank you for sharing. My photos are now up - sorry for the late posting.

Pat said...

You must be so proud of your son! Congratulations!

Looks like lots of things to do in sunny California!