Monday, May 7, 2012

little pink houses


We took a road trip and this is where we went. Lots of painted houses by the sea.
yes, they really are this wonderful in Pacific Grove, California
Lover's cove, a good place to picnic and swim after.


There was shopping too. This is Tancredi and Morgen in Carmel Valley.  Marsha, the creative genius behind this shop makes the scarves and designs clothes, does displays that make you see things in a whole new way.

My friend Gwyneth, isn't she darling? An accomplished painter who shows her paintings at Tancredi and Morgen~

Gallerying in Carmel
Two whole mornings were spent at the Montery Bay Aquarium. You can get very close to the birds. I did and developed a crush on this oystercatcher. Who wouldn't?
Another crush, this time on a sea turtle.
           Its crowded there!
We saw the hundred year moon Saturday night coming home from dinner.!
A picnic on the strand in Carmel
Goodybe Golden Plover!
xxx







juliewhitmorepottery.etsy.com

29 comments:

millefeuilles said...

Julie, I wish I could have taken that day trip with you! There is a perfect mix of natural and manmade beauty here. I love turtles!

One day, very, very soon, I will be purchasing one of your wonderful creations...

Warmest wishes to you.

Stephanie

Linda Starr said...

I've been to so many of those places but never saw the pink houses and that oyster catcher is wonderful.

Lisa Graham Art said...

This looks like a fun weekend and your photos tell the story well Julie. I've been there before! Love Carmel...amazing amazing. We went to the aquarium too but due to miscalculation of driving time from San Fran (totally my sister's fault - ha ha) we only had 1 1/2 hour at the aquarium! Not enough time at all!

Happy Monday to you Julie!!!

The Sea Garden said...

Love the bright pink house! Our oyster catchers and plovers are pied (black and white) but otherwise identical.It looks a very beautiful creative place!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Hi Julie, it looks like you had a lovely time! I'll bet it was relaxing and fun!!! I love the little pink houses!!! They are so cute!

Hope all is well with you! Have a wonderful week!

sharon said...

Looks like a gorgeous trip Julie! Getaways always refresh my soul. I have a feeling we will be seeing signs of this trip for a while!

Carolyn Parker said...

I have been a mental traveler with your wonderful photos...thank you ever so much! It looks like you had a special time that you can tuck away in your memory album.
xoxo batty mae

Tracey Broome said...

Beautiful photos! So glad to see a photo of the moon, it was raining here so we missed it and I haven't had a chance to look around on the internet for photos :)

Robin Larkspur said...

What a nice trip, with so much to see and do. I appreciate being able to see oystercatchers and pink houses in the same post.

Claire said...

What a wonderful road trip Julie........love those houses...blue house, blue car!!

Galleries, shops, the aquarium and picnics you visited some lovely places and Mr. Oyster Catcher, is a handsome fellow indeed.......

How wonderful to see that big ol' moon shining down on you......amazing......

Hope you came home with loads of inspiration.

Claire X

Claire said...

What a wonderful road trip Julie........love those houses...blue house, blue car!!

Galleries, shops, the aquarium and picnics you visited some lovely places and Mr. Oyster Catcher, is a handsome fellow indeed.......

How wonderful to see that big ol' moon shining down on you......amazing......

Hope you came home with loads of inspiration.

Claire X

Valerianna said...

Oh, lovel houses! California... someday I will visit there!!
I have a crush on your aquarium crushes, too. When I lived in Greece, I saw an enormous sea trutle swimming off the side of a boat, it was really something!!

And, just to let you know, I smiled heartily when your header image came up. I know it isn't brand new, but it keeps making me smile from ear to ear...

Zulma said...

Hola Julie !!! que bueno el nuevo look de tu blog !!! me gusto mucho ... como estas ? hace tiempo que no se de vos , pero no me olvido , besos y saludos para vos y tu familia querida amiga !!!!

gallerydarrow said...

What a lovely time Julie.

I have never seen an oystercatcher so interesting!

I love MB Aquarium, My favorite is the tank with the shiny school if sardines, naturally I'm drawn to the silver :)

I'm happy you had such a good time!!

xo Ro

Librarian said...

Looks like a lovely trip to lovely places! Never heard the term Hundred Year Moon, what is the story behind that?
And the oyster catcher - only a few days ago, Graham at "A Hebridean in New Zealand" posted about one, too; look at his pictures if you get the chance.

Susan Wells said...

Thanks Julie for a great morning news from California! More reasons to love the west coast!

Angela Recada said...

Absolutely charming! Your photos are the perfect start to my day. I'm so glad you saw the moon this weekend! Our skies were filled with clouds and rain, so I could only dream about it.
:0)
Wishing you a lovely week,
xo

nina said...

luckeeeeee!
and wasn't that moon incredible? magical? xox

nina said...

luckeeeee!!!
and wasn't that moon incredible? magical? empowering? xxx

Vicky said...

What a wonderful trip Julie! I love the places you visited,the beach looks so beautiful, a perfect picnic spot :)
Oyster catchers are a real favorite of mine. We have them here in Devon in the UK and I love to watch them flying and soaring over the sea. I also adore turtles but I have never seen one.
Thankyou for sharing your beautiful photographs
Hugs
Vicky xxx

Val said...

Mmmmmm, beautiful, all.

Auntie Bliss said...

This is where we honeymooned 20something years ago! We stayed in the Green Gables Inn...did you see it?
Those pink houses are precious!
I loved your comment on my post :)!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

We ate in Carmel on our honeymoon. We also saw seals in Monterey Bay. I had never seen a seal in the ocean before. I would love to go back and visit all the beautiful places we enjoyed on our honeymoon. Thank you for the lovely photos.

Aunt Jenny said...

Love the pics Julie.... That area is just so pretty. I LOVE Tancredi and Morgan...someday I will get there again...
and the little pink and white house...perfect.
I always have a good visit at your blog..makes my day!!!

Helen Philipps said...

Delightful pictures of those pretty houses, I loved seeing them! The seaside light is very cheerful there....the seaside light over here today is gloomy and grey! I love oyster catchers too :-)
Have a happy day!
Helen x

Paula said...

Hello dear Julie! What beautiful and colorful homes! I have always dreamed of being able to go to Carmel. I am so happy you had such a lovely time. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. The birds and turtle are so sweet! I can see why you had a crush on them. The moon is stunning! Thank you for your lovely comment and visit! I was so happy my hubby found those Miss Read books for me. I have some of the newer paperbacks, but, like you, I adore the illustrations on these and reading them too, of course! You are quite the gifted artist yourself! Love, Paula xo

kathyd said...

it looks like you hit some good weather . i heard the weather was wonderful last weekend . i don't think i have ever been to pacfic grove when it wasn't foggy ,
lucky you !
xxoo
kathyd

vicki said...

Hi Julie- what a wonderful outing. Picture perfect in every way. The beautiful houses- shopping- the sea--
Thanks Julie for sharing it all. Oh and that moon- its really been something!! It's true what you hear about full moons- its been crazy here at work!

Love
Vicki

Barbara said...

Loved this post and yes the houses are very 'seasidey'

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