Summer Photos

Reflections
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Reflections

Ahh sailboats, I know it seems like a theme lately. It's only partially because I really love them (especially the bright colors in this shot.) The other reason is, near the water is about the only comfortable place to be these days. The cool air coming across the breakwater is the only thing that makes a walk bearable during the day lately. Well that and the cool water if you don't time the waves right. Still humid summer or not, it's absolutely beautiful!


State Street Dragon
Sunday, June 25, 2006
State Street Dragon

Another shot from yesterday's festivities! There are some really creative costumes in the Solstice Parade. This year's theme was "dreams." But, this one looks more like a nightmare.


Where's the Goose?
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Where's the Goose?

Today was one of my favorite days of the year! The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration. This is one of the few parades I really try not to miss.

I like the Big Dogs Parade too, but I really go to that one to spot Basset Hounds. Of course, today I was looking for the goose that produced these eggs, but they wisely must have left her at home. :-D

These eggs are called "Cascarones," and they are a Mexican/Spanish carnival tradition (they may even have roots in Italy.) It is customary to break them over your friends' heads.


Now there's somethin you don't see every day!
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Now there's somethin you don't see every day!

Ok, maybe it's a little late for Solstice photos. But, it has been hotter lately than the day I took this photo so I was starting to wonder just what season this is.


Summer Solstice
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Summer Solstice

This is my photographic evidence that the summer was way too short. This image was on a roll of film that was still in one of my cameras this week.


Solstice Parade
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Solstice Parade

I have never been crazy about parades. They have always been something to watch on TV while my dad and I make Macadamia Nut Stuffing from a Hawaiian cookbook. Our task on Thanksgiving while my Mom took care of everything else!

But I must say, since moving to Santa Barbara I have learned to enjoy one tradition... The "Summer Solstice Celebration." It is always a really creative parade held on the Saturday closest to the Summer solstice. It is, by far, the most enjoyable parade and celebration I have ever seen.

Oh, by the way, the person in the bird suit is our Mayor, Marty Blum.


Solstice Giraffes
Friday, June 10, 2005
Solstice Giraffes

Not too often you get to see giraffes walking down State Street. This is in honor of the upcoming Summer Solstice Celebration on the 25th. It is by far the best parade in Santa Barbara (or anywhere for that matter :) !


Day at the Beach
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Day at the Beach

This is actually from last summer, but it felt so much like summer around here yesterday I was feeling in the mood. That water is looking better and better at 90 degrees with no A/C!