Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lunch on the Pier and Austrian Copper

We decided to go out to lunch today, so we went to Santa Cruz. It was a beautiful day and the Boardwalk and beach were abuzz with activity. We drove out onto the pier to park and walked around a bit to see the sights. There is an old Monterey fishing boat on display, and plenty of fishermen to talk to, and shops to browse, and wildlife to watch.

And there just happens to be this great place where you can buy fresh seafood...


or eat a lunch like this coconut shrimp. Which we did.


Then we walked some more and watched the pelicans...
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otters...

cormorants...

sea lions...

and seagulls.
We had a wonderful day out at Santa Cruz and I'm glad you joined us.
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And today's rose is Austrian Copper, a very old species rose. The flowers are a wonderful orange color, and when the petals fall off, the pistil and stamens still look fresh and make an bright yellow accent on the shrub.

3 comments:

Mary said...

What a wonderful day! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Denise said...

What a fun way to spend the day. That coconut looks yummy! It's one of my faves.

Have a great day, Denise

Joycee said...

Oh, this is so good. I almost did a post on Santa Cruz last night. That is where my Mom and Dad lived when they first married. They bought a little GI house right after the war and Mom still talks about the Boardwalk and the lovely little house they had. She has late stage dementia/Altzheimers but those memories have stayed with her. Thanks for a great post!
joy c.