Sunday, March 29, 2015

Palm Sunday at Crystal Cove Beach

I just wanted to write a short post today to say "hello" and share with you some photos of a beautiful Sunday afternoon.  We spent the afternoon at Crystal Cove State Park.  It's located off the Pacific Coast Highway between Newport Beach, CA and Laguna Beach, CA.

Our little grandson was in a church procession today and after church we headed to the beach for lunch.  There was quite a crowd since the weather was so warm.  Here's some photos I thought you might enjoy...

 We had wanted to eat here at the Beachcomber but the wait time was so long so we climbed back up the stairs to Ruby's Shake Shack...

The view was even better and the waves were really kicking up today..

We ventured back down to the beach after lunch...

Crystal Cove is a historic beach community dating back 100 years.  It is now a state park with lots of little, old, quaint cottages that you can rent..

Here's a peek inside of one that set up as a type of museum from with furnishings from years ago....do you see that large flowery print fabric?  I once lived in a home that had drapes made of pattern....

This is the little inlet from the ocean....do you see the beautiful nasturtiums in bloom?

Some seafaring artifacts from long ago....

The view from the other side of the little inlet....

I stayed in the shade while they walked on the beach....

And, I so enjoyed looking at this little succulent garden.....

I hope you had have a great weekend wherever you may be.  All is well here at Lilly My Cat.  I look forward to writing again soon.

With my best wishes to all of you,

Pat :)

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30 comments:

  1. Hello Pat!
    Crystal Cove Beach looks like a wonderful place to visit.
    The weather was perfect - oh that blue blue cloudless sky.
    How lovely for you seeing your little grandson in the Palm Sunday procession - I hope you got some photos!

    Pat, it is lovely to meet you today and thank you for visiting my blog.
    Give Lily a cuddle for me!

    Shane

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    1. Hi Shane, it was nice to meet you, too. Lilly is so happy to hear from you. Wishing you a wonderful week :)

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  2. Sun and the sea ...how lovely.Gorgeous photos ...I love that window seat.
    We just bought 3 small succulents as a starter for a succulent planter..we'll have to be a little careful on the size of container we use as it'll have to Winter indoors...so we must temper our ambitions...tricky sometimes.

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    1. Hello Val, so nice that you stopped by. Succulents are fun to grow and they don't require much water which is a plus down here in southern California. I hope you are enjoying spring :)

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  3. Ooh, just look at the beach! I would so like to be there right now! We've had mad winds and rain again this morning although the sun is shining at the moment - you just never know what the weather's going to do from one minute to the next in the UK! xx

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    1. Come on over and we can go for a stroll on the beach! I wish you could send us some of your lovely rain. Have a wonderful day....

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  4. I enjoyed these photos. What a lovely day you had to be out and about. The nasturtiums and succulents are so pretty. Wishing you a nice week.

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    1. Thank you so much Mildred. It was so nice hearing from you.

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  5. Ooooh I do envy you your sunshine. This place looks beautiful. It's wet and windy in the South West UK at the moment. Could you bottle a bit and send some over please :D

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    1. The bottle of sunshine is on it's way. Now can you send me some rain? Haha...have a great week :)

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  6. Oh my goodness what a beautiful place. The light is just perfect. How I would love to be sinking my feet in the sand right now x

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. The sun is still shining if you wish to drop by for a visit to the beach!

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  7. Even from the shade, all those sunny views looked so warm and inviting compared to dull brown with patches of snow, Pat....:)JP

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    1. Yes, I sought the shade as my family loves the sun! I am so happy you stopped by today.

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  8. Hello from Finland!
    Oh, your photos are so lovely, full of sunshine and happiness! Where is the beautiful header photo from?
    Forgive me if this is a stupid question: When will you celebrate Easter?
    Have a great week ahead!

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    1. Hi Sara, Thank you so much for visiting my blog. The header photo was taken in Chateau de Lassay in France. We will celebrate Easter on April 5, 2015. Orthodox churches will celebrate one week later on April 12, 2015. Have a great day.

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  9. What a beautiful place. I live by the sea but it's certainly not as pretty as that xx

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    1. So nice to hear from you. Thank you so much.

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  10. What a charming place - love that deep blue sea and the little cottage. It's always so renewing to visit the seaside. Hope your week is lovely. xo Karen

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    1. It's been a wonderful week so far. Many thanks, Karen.

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  11. Ahhh what gorgeous photos! They remind me of some of the coastal towns around the Bellarine Peninsula here in Victoria where I was meant to take my own little brood today. Just lovely!

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    1. Many thanks. The beach is always a fun place for the little ones to run and dip their toes in the water.

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  12. What a gorgeous post, so full of love - I can think of no better way to spend an afternoon than on the beach with dearly loved family and friends xx

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    1. Yes, I agree. It was an enjoyable afternoon. Thank you Josie.

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  13. That all looks so beautiful, and a lovely way to pas a Sunday afternoon. Aren´t we blessed to live so near the coast? Kate x

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    1. Hi Kate, it is a joy to live near the water. Especially on hot days. Have a wonderful week.

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  14. Such beautiful and peaceful photos, what a lovely place!

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    1. Thank you Karren for stopping by for a visit today.

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  15. My most favorite place to be is by the sea! Thanks for sharing your photos of Crystal Cove, Pat. I'm glad you and yours had a lovely time there :)

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    1. Thank you Gracie for your kind words. I hope your week is off to a great start.

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