Thursday, October 3, 2013

Long Beach

Linking to the following fun blogs:
My Town Shoot Out
Weekend Reflections
Oh, the Places I've Been

Friday's Fences
Random 5 Friday
From a visitors perspective 
and a great reflection of the Queen Mary.

Sunset over the Pacific


Christmas Tree in front of fence.


1. It's funny how my mind travels backward and my memories
float all around me thinking of the Mexican Riviera cruise from last November.  Thinking about the people I met and thought we would keep in touch but we didn't.

2. Chef Eddy made a quick and easy Beef Bourguignon using thinly slice roast beef simmered in a sauce. A Balsamic vinegar was boiled down until all that was left was a sweet wine which was then added to the sauce; each item was cooked separately - carrots, potatoes, caramelized onion and then combined when served with the beef - scrumptious!

3. Dance on the Water Cruise in 2014 is going to Slovenia, Croatia and the Adriatic Coast - oh, how I'd love to join them! I cruised with them one July going up the St. Lawrence River from Montreal to Quebec, to Prince Edward Island, to
Nova Scotia and down the Atlantic coast to Maine and New York.

4. Turned off the outside water, brought in the patio set, changed the furnace filter - guess I am ready for winter.  It snowed again today and is predicted to bluster tonight.

5. Been watching a fascinating series of a British program called Murdock Mysteries.  It is filmed in Canada with the era being the 1890s showing the development of electricity switching from DC to AC, with the common mode of transportation being a bicycle or a buggy.

47 comments:

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

beautiful Christmas tree. have a wonderful weekend. suppose to be super sunny here. ( :

Terri Buster said...

Nice captures- that first shot is stunning!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

You have so much beauty to capture where you are Ruth -- was a bit surprised to see the Christmas tree already! :)

Snap said...

I've never been on a cruise, but I think I'm thinking about it! Love the shot of the Queen Mary. I just read about that ship online yesterday. Sounds like a fun place to visit. We get our first real cool front this weekend ... looking forward to it. The murdock mysteries sound interesting.

Tanya Breese said...

love the photos...can't believe so many places are already getting snow. is that unusual for there at this time of year? that cruise sounds wonderful!

Jan n Jer said...

Love that first shot. Sounds like early winter is in your neck of the woods!

rayfamily said...

Love your photo of the Queen Mary. I grew up in Long Beach, it was fun to see that picture right off of the bat!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Great pictures- I'd love to see the Queen Mary and go through her. Isn't it great to have these pictures to transport you back and enjoy it all over again!

Jane and Chris said...

Snow already! Oh no!
Jane x

bailey-road.com said...

Nice capture of the reflection of the cruise ship.

Noel Morata said...

they sound like wonderful journeys and experiences, I love going back and reflecting on some of these really memorable travels to.

'Tsuki said...

A beautiful boat and a perfect opportunity to catch an awesome reflection...

Jesh St Germain said...

Never seen the Queen Mary from this angle - great for weekend reflection!

Ida said...

I've always wanted to take a cruise, hubby wants to go to Alaska on one.
That Christmas tree shot is cool & colorful.
Snow already, where do you live?

The Artful Diva said...

I have often thought the Queen M would be a fab trip!

Ginny said...

Your show sounds like something that PBS might show? I love these pictures of your cruise! Yes, winter is coming here, too, I do NOT like it, it will get dark at 4:00 or so.

xinex said...

Great photos! I would love to visit that ship sometime. The bird of paradise are gorgeous!....Christine

Anne said...

Lovely photos and great memories for you Ruth.

TexWisGirl said...

that sunset photo is really beautiful.

Mersad said...

That's a big ship!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

edenhills said...

Beautiful series of photos.

W. Latane Barton said...

those cruises sound like fun but I can't talk myself into one... just call me chicken.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Magnificent reflection of the Queen Mary ~ ^_^

Carletta said...

All of these are beautiful but I love that reflection shot!
Snow already, patio furniture put away.... I'm not ready for that! :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Mary @ The World Is A Book said...

I love Long Beach. I don't live too far from there. That is such a great picture of the Queen Mary with the reflection.

Pauline said...

My favourite sunsets are over the ocean, lovely shot.

Poppy said...

Ruth, your journey took you along the St. Lawrence to Canada's beautiful Eastern provinces, how I would have loved to seen all that splendour! Lovely pics!

Poppy

Sweet Auburn Life said...

Amazing shot of the Queen Mary, you really do take amazing photo's. That sunset is beautiful. The Beef Bourguignon is sounding very appetising too, maybe dinner tonight!

Michele {Malaysian Meanders} said...

That photo of the Queen Mary is absolutely fantastic! The reflection adds so much to the composition. Your description of the Beef Bourguignon is also making me hungry.

Jama said...

I love that first shot,just looks at those clouds!

Rose said...

I haven't watched the Murdock mysteries, but sure love a lot of the British mysteries: Inspector Lewis, Inspector Lynley, Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders, A Touch of Frost, Prime Suspect....and there are more, but you get the idea.

SizzleandZoom said...

Beautiful photos. Where exactly is that gorgeous Christmas tree?

Viera said...

Wonderful collection of beauty...All pictures are amazing...nicely done...

Rebecca said...

Snow? Oh no. Say it isn't so!

EG CameraGirl said...

How sad that sometimes we meet travelers we really like and then don't keep up the relationships. Been there. Done that.

FYI: Murdoch Mysteries is Canadian not British. The original stories are mysteries written by Canadian Maureen Jennings. :))

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, I forgot to say I think the first photo is amazing!

Adrienne said...

I agree - great reflection of the Queen Mary!!

Ramble Ann said...

I just looked at your earrings, they are lovely. Folk dancing sounds fun! I too have a dancers heart..

GingerV said...

nice photos, nice visual imagery. yes we meet people in this circumstances that we think we will know forever, an immediate bonding. but temporary.

The Tablescaper said...

We stayed on the ship many years ago when my children were tiny.

Just a note, when you link you should give the link of the post, not your general blog link. That way if you post something new before everyone has visited, you'll go to the right spot. Wonderful to have you at "Oh, the PLACES I have been!"

- The Tablescaper

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