Wednesday, December 10, 2008

La Jolla...that's "La- Hoy-uh"

One of the things I enjoy about living in Southern California is the proximity to so many different climates and types of topographies: desert, beaches, mountains, farmland, and wine country. In just a few hours drive you can have a complete change of scenery. Since I spend so much time at the beach house in San Diego, I often get to La Jolla, one of my favorite locations in Southern Cal. (La Jolla is pronounced "La Hoy-uh"). It is a stunning seaside community with beautiful homes, a charming village area, dramatic cliffs and spectacular beaches. This painting above left, by artist Bob Phillips is one of my favorites because it conveys La Jolla's casual beach side atmosphere. Recently I had lunch at a restaurant on the beach and took a few photos to share with you.
above: looking south, you can see a surfer walking along the beach.

above: the same beach, looking north

above: not an especially great photo, but I just liked the way the sun was reflecting on the water.
above: this was the restaurant where I had lunch. We sat at a table under these umbrellas for shade and enjoyed the sunny day at the beach. Maybe next time I'll take some photos of the more scenic areas of La Jolla. Hope your week is going well, and thanks for stopping by today.
-Rick Rockhill

15 comments:

Desert Songbird said...

Next time we head out that way, it's my mission to visit La Jolla. So many people love it there, and I'd like to be included!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

we have been there rick, well not the restaurant but the beach. back in the 80's...

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Ben Wu said...

Mmmm....This blog reminded me of George's on the Cove. One of my favorite places to eat as the sun sets.

Lois Grebowski said...

Your pronunciation guide crakced me up. Dad used to joke with me growing up by pronouncing it the other way (he was trying to be funny).

Thanks for evoking a fun memory!

KarmaLennon said...

The last picture is my favorite. So beautiful! I hope you are well!!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE La Jolla, too, Rick....It is such a very pretty area....And a lot going on there, too! I think your pictures are lovely, by the way....The Beach looks so inviting and empty....lol...I think I would like that Best! Walking on a beach that isn't crowded....!

Nina said...

Love the picture of the beach looking north and the shadows on the rocks.

We visited San Diego on a vacation once, and we went down to a beach where sea lions were lying all over the beach. We went down to take some photos and I almost sat down on one, thinking it was a rock. It was only my guardian angel that made me stop halfway in squat! Still wonder what would have happened otherwise.

Tea N. Crumpet said...

I went to La Jolla when I was pregnant with #3. My life was a mess and my mom sent me there to see my best friend. I gained 10 pounds from the restaurants and the January sun was healing to me. I swam on the beach and people were going to my friend, "Uh-- does your friend know it's cold in the ocean?" My friend said, "It's -40 in Alaska."

We shopped at a place called Mistral and I bough she body butter there-- it was just making a splash on US markets!

Thanks for the post.

Zen Wizard said...

Awesome.

W.O.T.E. said...

i know this is unpopular to say but i don't like LaJolla!

Olivia said...

I like sunlight rippling on water also. What are the dots in the sky?

kenju said...

I was in LaJolla many years ago, but not to the beach. We went to La Costa for 4 days.

© Karelian Blonde said...

I just love a beach, it does not matter where it is :)

Rhodester said...

Okay, LOVE THAT PAINTING. Did you paint that, Rick? You did? Blindfolded and drunk on blueberry margaritas? You got some talent there, sir.

WAT said...

LA JOLLA should be LA JOYA, which means THE JEWEL en espaƱol. A little useless fact I thought I'd share to your purty post.

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