Friday, July 30, 2010

Farmers' Market

Follow the signs to the Farmers' Market every Tuesday afternoon, and take home farm fresh produce without going over the bridge.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

One Cool Chicken

I discovered Chicken Man advertising snow cones one warm afternoon this week near Orange Avenue.  The sales strategy of a hot chicken selling cold refreshment made me smile.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Golf Course and the Bridge

I got this shot from the Club House at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course.  The Club House offers good food and a great view.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Surrey in a Hurry

The whole family gets to pedal when you ride a surrey.  I like the tiny-tot seat up front!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Segue to Segways

Segway tours have become popular in recent years, and I can see why.  These ladies look like they're enjoying seeing Coronado in comfort. 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

It's a Dog's Life

I hopped off my bike and grabbed the camera when I saw these canine pals romping in the waves yesterday afternoon.  It seemed everyone was out enjoying the warm breezy day. 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

High Five

I found these five Palms swaying gently with the breeze last night at sunset.  I wonder how old are they?  Who planted them?  I'm just glad they did. 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Star Park

Star Park is surrounded by Star Circle, so named for the five streets that radiate from it like a star.  The beach is one block beyond this flag pole, and you can just make out Point Loma rising from the Pacific in the distance.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Flower Lady

Located at Rotary Plaza, on the corner of Orange Avenue and Isabella Avenue, this charming flower stand offers fresh flowers year round.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Old Ferry Ticketbooth

This is the original site of the Coronado Ferryboat Terminal, which operated here from 1886 until 1969, when the bridge was built.  The current ferry landing is two blocks to the right.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Concert in the Park

Concert in the Park is a summertime favorite in Coronado, held every Sunday evening at Spreckels Park.  Pack your picnic basket and dance the night away!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Beach at the Ferry Landing

This little beach across from San Diego is close to several good restaurants, ranging from fast food to upscale bayside dining.  You can even rent a bike here - there's something for everyone!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Roses at the Library

I can never get enough of roses, so this garden in front of the library always makes me smile.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Beach Day

It is HOT by coastal standards, so we went to the beach.  It's another gorgeous day in Coronado!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bike Sculpture

An eye-catching wind propelled sculpture at Tidelands Park, next to the bike path.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rare Black Jellyfish

My friend spotted these three black jellyfish in the bay last night and called me to come over and see them. We didn't know what to make of them, so imagine my surprise when I opened The San Diego Union-Tribune this morning to find a story about the rare black jellyfish that have found their way to our shores! According to the article, the black jellies were spotted only a handful of times during the 1900's, but have shown up in Southern California in 2005, 2007, and this year. They are actually a dark burgandy color when seen up close. And no, they don't have eyes, the jelly fish in the top picture had two air bubbles trapped inside, giving the appearance of two large eyes.

The black Jellyfish is also known as the black sea nettle.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Farmers' Market

The Coronado Farmers' Market is held year round, every Tuesday from 2:30 to 6:00, in Il Fornaio's parking lot. Local growers offer fresh produce, flowers, eggs and cheese that will make you glad you took the time to stop by. I brighten our house each week with fresh flowers, and feed my family produce that's in season. Isn't this more fun than a supermarket?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Glorious Weather

Don't you just love these four flags in a row? So patriotic and Coronado style.

San Diego looks close enough to touch across the steely blue bay.
Check out the pretty ice plants that grow in our sandy soil. Of course they'd probably grow anywhere... they're tough weeds to get rid of!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Beach at Tidelands

These folks were not deterred by our lingering June gloom weather! This beach is a popular destination for those who venture over the big blue bridge, seen at left.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Lawn Bowlers

I was pleased to catch these images on my way to the library. The players look elegant in their all-white outfits. Quite spiffy really. What a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning! Grey Poupon anyone?
Big thanks to the three gentlemen who allowed me to take their photo for my blog. You guys are awesome!

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Wedding Party

I had to pull over when I saw this wedding party preparing for the ceremony. Aren't the bridesmaid's dresses and the groomsmen's hats wonderful? Click photo to enlarge.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fountain by Glorietta Bay

The whimsical fountain in between the Recreation Center and City Hall is another reminder of Coronado's connection to the water.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hibiscus All Around Us

Here's a glimpse of a few of the hibiscus I passed on my walk today. These hardy bushes grow in yards all over the island.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Marine Layer Monday

The marine layer never burned off today, so there were few people on the beach, creating a serene mood.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fourth of July Fireworks Over the Bay

Tonight's Fourth of July fireworks were spectacular, but challenged my photography skills. Crowds of visitors flooded Coronado today, all vying for a spot from which to view the fireworks display. If you ask me, people on boats had the best seats!