Dream Holidays — Lens-Artists Challenge #223

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My entry for this week’s challenge, set by John of Journeys With Johnbo: Flights of Fancy.

My wife, Susan, grew up on re-runs of American 80s shows set around Santa Monica, Malibu & LA. This lead to dreams of visiting those places on holiday. Our first trip to the US together was to Houston, to A buffy the Vampire convention (yep, we’re nerds πŸ€“). After that, whilst still in the Navy, we made it across to Santa Monica & Malibu a few times. Susan has always been a huge fan of Ford Mustangs & we were able to rent them on our holidays.

Susan behind the wheel of a Mustang on the Pacific Coast Highway.

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Looks Like Summer — Lens-Artists Challenge #208

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ My entry for this week’s challenge, set by AndrΓ© of Solaner: Summer Vibes.

Looks like summer, but looks can be deceiving; these following shots were all taken a few years ago when my wife & I were staying in Malibu & Santa Monica. We were there in February, although it looks like summer.

Summer here means lots of green…

As well as lots of flowers for the butterflies & bees.

Summer is bright blue skies & yellow sands; we’re fortunate to have much quieter beaches 😁

For us, it’s getting out & about on our bikes…

…in all weathers β˜”οΈ

Auchinstarry Marina in the rain
Auchinstarry Marina in the rain

Fan Of… Daily Post #6 and FOTD — Bird of Paradise

Hi again 😁 Todays Fan Of… is combined with Cee’s Flower of The Day Challenge. I have gone for the Bird of Paradise. I had never really seen these elegant flowers until my wife and I took our first trip to California, and then as is the norm, started seeing them everywhere. Big Fan Of these flowers!

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #55 — Dreamy

Hi all, another week trots by. Thanks to Ann-Christine for this weeks challenge Dreamy, and for sharing her stunning photos from Iceland. My photos this week are ones that I can just stare at and drift off into dreamland.