California Jewels

Bangle, fandangle, spangle, sparkle,

Glisten, glimmer, glow,

Razzle, dazzle, bedazzle,

California Jewels.

California is pretty bedazzling. I am grateful to be a native and love so many of its beautiful natural sites and exciting cities. The LA Times is doing a Calfornia Bucket List series which covers many great places to see in California. Here’s a great little video on the San Francisco cable cars, “that climb halfway to the stars.”

And here’s a few more beautiful spots:

640px-Big_Sur_June_2008 via wikipedia

Big Sur Coast


Inspiration Point Anacapa Island

8273783340_94730e2374_z  Point Lobos Headland Cove by Fred Moore on Flickr

Point Lobos Headlands Cove


Muir Woods Trail

8805294_34423dfcde_o  El Matador Beach by Rob Pongsajapan via Flickr

El Matador Beach


California Coastal National Monument Point Arena by US Bureau of Land Managemnt

640px-Elephant_Seals_at_Piedras_Blancas,_California via wikipedia

Elephant Seals at Piedras Blancas, California

640px-CA_254_Avenue_of_the_Giants  by Adbar

Coastal Redwoods


Peachy Canyon Vineyard at Sunrise near Paso Robles by Macolm Carlaw


‘Vineyard bathed in light’ (Sonoma) by torbakhopper


Big River Mendocino via Jar [o] on Flickr

Half Dome Yosemite via LA Times Postcards from The West:


California Dream Orange Crate Label photo courtesy of Orange County Archives


The State Arms of the Union by Henry Mitchell 1876


This post is part of JustJotItJanuary guest hosted by Rosemary Carlson. The prompt word for today’s post was “spangly,” supplied by Judy B. Martin at Edwina’s Episodes.



14 thoughts on “California Jewels

    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Thanks, Barbara! I love our woods very much. We have some gorgeous forrests. It is fun to watch the cable cars turning. Have to be patient when you wait to get on the cable car because they can have long lines at the main stops. 🙂

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Happy to oblige. I think you will enjoy the trip. Looking at some of the destinations makes me want to get out and see more of my own state as well. I haven’t seen it all by any means. Thanks, JoAnna. 🙂

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Yes, I love these photos too and I was trying to show off a few of the different parts of the state and glad I succeeded. I don’t know the answer about the elephant seal photo. I got these photos from Creative Commons and I believe the seals were from Wikipedia. 🙂

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