Posted on Apr 12th, 2011 by Allison (Photography, Travel)

I’ve spent the past 8 days in San Diego and head home in the morning.  It’s been lovely.   Fun with friends, good food, successful photo shoots, a little beach time, a major sinus infection, awe of the flower covered hillsides, the discovery of an amazing patisserie…    

Head cold notwithstanding, it’s been a really great trip.

During my two “beach” days, I became fascinated by natural beauty in the sand.

First up:  Coronado Beach…  I just loved the golden flecks of iron pyrite that glistened in interesting patterns in the sand.

Beach #2 was in Camp Pendleton, Oceanside.    While intending to shoot photos of Kimo surfing, I got completely distracted by the iridescent foam bubbles on the beach…

The waves were awesome as well – but for some reason it was the sand that held my attention this visit.

Is it just me, or are those bubbles and gold patterns really cool?

P.S. I’m still intending to post my final Costa Rica installment…. hopefully before I return for another visit in June!

(10) Comments   


Cary Hill on April 13th, 2011 at 5:06 am

I love that it’s you. Not just you, but that you see and call our attentions to.

Michelle on April 13th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Gorgeous! You always notice the sparkly stuff…which I love. I think it all started with that gold sparkly draw string bag you kept M&M ‘s in! I loved that bag….

Cary Hill on April 13th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

hi Michelle!

Allison on April 13th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Yes, I have always been drawn to anything for sparkly, shimmery, iridescent and opalescent.

And that gold lame bag was utter perfection…. especially since it held our treasured M&Ms. The only thing that could possibly have been better would have been shimmery M&Ms!

Aunt Kathy on April 13th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Allison, if there is anything sparkly, unusual or interesting you will find it and what’s more you share it with all of us. Thanks sweetie.

paul on April 14th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

We just got back from San Diego too. I was also impressed with all the flowers on the freeways. As far as the iridescent bubbles, I think it was probably oil from all the Navy ships.

Jennifer Pearce on April 15th, 2011 at 8:02 am

Those bubbles really are beautiful! We went to a beach yesterday that had the most beautiful sand made from crushed coral and seashells. We even found quite a few whole seashells that had the most beautiful colors and patterns. 🙂

Brandon on April 15th, 2011 at 9:02 am

Glad you had fun in San Diego. And those are gorgeous pictures! So sparkly and shimmery!

Michelle on April 15th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Hi Cary!

Ashley Rae on April 22nd, 2011 at 4:43 pm


The beach.

I miss it so much.

I’m glad you could go enjoy it…thank you for letting me say “hello” to the beach while you were there.

I desperately need to live somewhere next to a beach. A warm one, preferably 🙂

*sigh again*…

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