San Diego – Water and Texture!!

This trip to San Deigo has been postponed twice, so we were REALLY glad to finally get there and see water again. Anything with water was our main destination. That and the fact that I am fascinated with texture. I’m thinking that is probably because I have no depth perception, and the vision just keep getting worse. So when I see texture I am absolutely fascinated by it.

As in this picture of water lilies in the reflecting pool at Balboa Park. I have never seen the pads with such striations to them. They were really gorgeous, and the only lily pads in the whole pond that had the multi-colored leaves. This would make a great quilt….

Water was the most important element to this trip, and we had a motel right across from one of the MANY marinas. Plus, as soon as we checked in, we headed to the point of land where Cabrillo landed, Point Loma.

I did not adjust any of these photos – my camera really captured the wonderful colors and weather. This is looking southeast from Point Loma, with the naval base on Coronado in the foreground and the skyline of San Diego barely visible. That water had some of the best shades of blue I’ve seen since floating back from Lanai in 1996.

Love the different colors of all the various flora and fauna.

The wonderful beaches of Coronado.

Look at these trees! This is at Embarcadero Park, at the base of the aircraft carrier Midway.

The memorial to the work of Bob Hope and all his USO tours – quite moving, especially at sunset and in this setting.

At the park at Seaport Village, looking south towards the Coronado Bridge, just at sunset.

Looking west to Coronado as the sun starts down below the persistent cloud bank.

I waited two years to get these pictures of these palms at the Prado Restaurant in Balboa Park – the first time we were there – no camera with us!The only touch-up in this photo was removing the security camera – the detail is just too gorgeous – this is part of the facade for the San Diego Museum of art.

Which leaves us ready for…

The Mingei and Visions Museums……

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2 Responses to “San Diego – Water and Texture!!”

  • glad you finally made it out here…I have the Mingei and the new Visions exhibit on my list for the next few weeks when school calms down a bit…

  • We didn’t call to arrange to see you for this visit as I knew it was the first week of school. We are hoping to come back in November, so maybe we can get together then. I do want to see your quilt in the new Visions exhibit. Had a really interesting chat with the Visions ladies…one of whom evidently does record-keeping during the Visions jurying….and was pretty adamant about my entering the next show….I felt wonderful with that kind of feedback! The Visions exhibit was interesting…but I was left with very mixed emotions. Some very good Photoshop work (I recognized the filters used), the fabric was printed for her from the photos, and then pretty much straight-line quilting. Still powerful but overall I felt underwhelmed. Maybe there’s just something wrong with me….I’ll be interested in your take on them. I’ll probably write about the Mingei and Visions at the end of the week. Take care with school this week, and I’m sorry to hear about girlchild.

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