San Diego Succulents and Sunsets

Hi friends! While I’m still organizing photos from our most recent trip to California and trying to find the best way to share them with you all I settled into the idea of grouping some of the southern coast succulents with San Diego’s sultry sunsets. You may remember Succulents By The Sea in Santa Cruz, California shared last spring when we hung out more so on the northern coast of California with a few days spent in Laguna. This year we situated in San Diego with a nature reserve just outside of our door which led through a diverse natural arrangement of native plant life, sparkling sand dunes, and wild sweet grasses ending at a dog beach. It was a perfect set up for us (and the pup) each morning waking to the soul-stirring scent of gardenia, watching the suns first rays delicately shine on natures landscape, and each evening being witness to the huge golden sun dipping into the Pacific Ocean as if it were melting. As often as I hear how cliché sunsets and flowers are within the photography world I may be met more often with joyous intrigue -for flowers and sunsets are wonders we marvel at whenever gifted the chance. It’s not my style to deny the happiness natures treasures bring to us!San Diego's Nature Reserve. ©Victoria Lise 2018.Purple Succulents Along Southern California Coast. ©Victoria Lise 2018.Succulent Jungle. San Diego, California. ©Victoria Lise 2018.Cacti and Palms of California. ©Victoria Lise 2018.Plans of Southern California. ©Victoria Lise 2018.Sunset over Ocean Beach. San Diego, California. ©Victoria Lise 2018.

“And still after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, ‘you owe me’. Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the sky.” Rumi

The Sun dipping into the Pacific Ocean. ©Victoria Lise 2018.A Sunset Chat at The Pacific. ©Victoria Lise 2018.

Have you visited California? What parts of the state do you like most?

As always thank you for joining me here and until next time, 

Happy Trails♥

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24 thoughts on “San Diego Succulents and Sunsets

  1. I’ve been to North Hollywood and San Francisco but I didn’t see anything as memorable as this! I definitely don’t think these photos are cliche, the yellow flowers with the neutral colored background of beige and brown is amazing. And the cactus jungle tells a story!

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    1. Thank you so very much for your kind appreciation! You made my day! Late April along the northern and southern coasts seems to be when plant life is most alive and vibrant. Thanks again!! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  2. My Victoria that’s your best work unbelievable sunset it looks like an oil on canvas painted by a true artist none other than Mother Nature o yeah glad u smelled the gardenias one of my favorite flowers full of fragrance and true beauty just like u keep it up kiddo it’s the simple pleasures in life that truly inspire 🌞🌟

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  3. Those pictures are truly beautiful, mother nature at it’s finest and you did it justice with your skilled photography. The vibrancy of the flowers and the most awesome sunset!

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    1. Thank you so very much Renate! Your kind words and appreciation mean the world to me and I am so happy you enjoyed the captures! It is very beautiful along the CA coast!!

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