Friday, June 4, 2010

Beautiful San Diego…and a Little Magic

Good morning, friends!

Sorry I’ve not been around much this week….got a bit of a flu bug right after we got home, and I’m still a bit fuzzy-headed…

So today, some photos from our lovely trip down to San Diego…not many words…just some gorgeous scenery…


Beautiful Balboa Park at sunset…

DSC01642_edited-2 Just look at all the gorgeous detail…!

DSC01647_edited-1 I LOVE these old vintage lamp posts…




Some gorgeous purple bougainvillea on old arches…


My daughter, Annie…in a beautiful archway…


Gorgeous Deco architecture on every building…


My niece, Sophia…a little ballet on a beautiful  outdoor Art Deco stage…



A gorgeous fountain in a peaceful courtyard…


Wouldn’t you love to climb up these beautiful old stairs to your soft bed at the end of the day…?



Sculpture of the legendary Spanish hero, El Cid…



Two of my girls…Annie and Sarah…in an arched adobe window overlooking Old Town San Diego…

And the next day…

…the beautiful beach in San Juan Capistrano…


Sarah’s ukelele…


Don’t you just love the silhouette of tall palm trees against the sunset?


Joyful children…what a wonderful day…



That’s a lot of photos!  Thanks for sticking with me…now just a couple of shots of a card I made just before the “fuzziness” set in…


I’m sorry I can’t remember which wonderful site offered this sweet image…but thank-you! 

Just some lace, ribbon, lots of glitter, of course!  Buttons, Dazzling Diamonds…


“Believe in magic”…good advice, I think!


Hope you have a wonderfully magical day!  I’ll see you soon with something new…

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  1. I love that park so beautiful! The girls with the arch is lovely and I sure wish I could jump like that, the older I get the I don't want to jump as when I come down it hurts my knees so much lol..(I can still jump in the water however at pool class)
    I like what you did with the little fairy card.

  2. I love Old Town in San Diego. the little shops are wonderful, the history is really interesting- and there are some great restaurants there, too!..I love that card! It's my favourite of yours, so far...

  3. Hi Julie

    It looks like a woderful trip and some superb pictures, wonderful clarity.

    I do hope you are soon better and back to normal.

    B x

  4. I think that MAGIC just about sums up your lovely time in San Diego! LOVE the beach shots of the kids. You should blow that up on an extra large canvas. Just saw that idea in Country Living recently and I'm planning to do something similar once I get the right shot. Have a great weekend, Julie! xx Suzanne

  5. What a cute card and your photos are gorgeous! I really like the outdoor ballerina one and the joyful kids all three at the same time. So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Such gorgeous photos! So glad you shared them, have a super week-end.

  7. Hi Julie... oooh, I love San Diego! I have not been there in a long time, so your beautiful photos were like taking a mini vacation! So pretty! Hope you are feeling much better... xoxo Julie Marie

  8. WOW!!!! Your photos are beautiful and so are you daughters, great pics. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I've seen it all Julie,
    You are creating beautiful cards even though you have the flu? Wow! You are g.o.o.d.
    Seriously girl, I hope you feel better soon :)
    Those photos are AWESOME. They are so HAPPY! Such beautiful scenery and yet behind the scenes, I see a very happy family :)))))
    Feel better and have a good weekend!!!

  10. What gorgeous photos. Love the ones of the kids in the sunset! Oh to be that young again!

    I do hope your feeling better, your not supposed to get sick after a vacation!
    and A sweet card as always!

  11. What a lovely place..thank you for the tour...have a good weekend and get better soon. xoxoxo

  12. Julie, so sorry to hear you haven't been well. I had been wondering as you had been so quiet. I was just about to call out the search party!!! I hope you continue to be on the mend and feeling better! Loved all the holiday snaps of San Diego. What a beautiful place to visit and your girls, so lovely. I love the newest card as always!! I have a soft spot for toadstools as you know!! I love you to bits my friend. I do hope that you feel better and stronger each day that passes. (((((hugs))))) Lots of love coming your way. xxoo

  13. What a great photographer you are. These are great pictures.
    I love your vintage card you made. Get well soon!

  14. what gorgeous photographs! I am sorry you had the flu...I think May/June have been terrible months for illness. Love your art at the end of the post also...darling! :) Have a great weekend!

  15. Hi Julie,

    Sorry you've been sick, I hope all is well soon. I absolutely love your pictures, especially those last couple of the children jumping for joy. What an amazing shot, contest worthy I think. Have a great weekend.


  16. Julie, I hate it that you are under the weather! Hope you are & about soon. LOVE the photos! Oh California how I love it& miss it! HUGS! Charlene

  17. So sorry you've been under the weather. Hope your on the path to recovery!

    Looks like a fun trip, I've actually been there!! :-) I LOVE your photos. What talent you have! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Hi Julie,
    what amazing fhotoes, and I`m sure a fantastic trip.
    Love the evening ones, they are magical.
    And your card ,dear, -love the glittering muschrooms,and bubbles, it is wonderfull.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  19. Fantastic photos, Julie! Hope you are feeling better soon! Love your new card - I really like how you used the dp to pull out the mushrooms.

  20. Julie, I think you are magical! Your photos bring back my mother's words to me describing these very places that I lived in California. What a wonderful day for your family. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead as well! E

  21. It is the most beautiful site to see those gorgeous tropical trees at sunset. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all!

  22. I'm the only one in my family who has been to San Diego. We always take our vacations out of state and I went to an educational conference there many years ago. We have vowed to see more of California, especially since Baby Bee is going into 4th grade - the all important California history grade. (Can you tell my degree was in history? I love it!)

    Speaking of loving things - I love your photos. You have a wonderful eye - no surprise considering how beautifully you put a card together.

    Glad you're feeling better. My brother and sister-in-law had something similar after the holiday weekend.

  23. beautiful photo's and I love your new cards. Sure hope you get to feeling better very soon :)

  24. Beautiful photos, I love the late beach photos of the children, we used to go to the beach later in the day because our Mom is so fair she could not be out in the Sun, so we would stay until dusk, such fond memories. Hugs, Diane

  25. Christopher be a very beautiful child!


  26. WOW ... your talents are endless my friend! These photos are AWESOME ... especially the ones of the "happy children" ... thanks so much for sharing all of this beauty with us! You are one lucky lady to be surrounded by so much beauty!!
    Your card is adorable as always! What more can I say ... you simply amaze & inspire me with every turn! YOU GO GIRL!!

  27. I hope your fuzziness had gone and yr feeling better?

    Grest photos, looks like a fab time.

    I love the card what a cute image that toad stool is so yummy, great image over all

    Love Dawn xx

  28. Such lovely photos. the one of your daughters is stunning. Blessings

  29. I love that card! It's my favourite of yours, so far...
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  30. Sorry to hear you've been sick! Gorgeous pictures -looks like a great time : ) Cute card - love that color combo!

  31. Love your pics of San Diego, would loved to have seen more when I was there 6 years ago en route to build houses in Mexico. The pic of the joyful chn in the sunset is amazing - you could win an award with that one, but make sure you copyright it.

  32. Wonderful photos. I especially love the one of the three kids on the beach. What a great xmas card that would make!

  33. TFS your photos. Also the cute card. Lynne M

  34. Oh how I do love San Diego! Your photos are just perfect in every way! My favorite....the kids jumping in the air by the ocean! LOVE THAT ONE! Wonderful memories!