Life has been full of color lately. My art table has been humming, the weather has been clear and we went to the beach for a glorious afternoon yesterday. It was kind of a spur of the moment thing and we ended up in Capitola, CA which is a quaint little beach village south of Santa Cruz. As a teen I used to spend a lot of time, perusing shops, laying in the sun and eating ice cream. It is a happy place and yesterday it was fun to share it with the wee one.
As I am sure (I hope) you have noticed. My blog has gotten a little update for summer. My banner is a photo that I took in Capitola yesterday. These are the Venetian Hotel buildings. The front row or two are mostly rentals (condos) with a few owner occupied. One is for sale ($3,950,000!), and the others towards the back are hotel rooms. The building is the oldest condo building in CA. The owners keep the property up beautifully especially with the lovely Mediterranean colors. Though there was some "beach construction" going on I was still able to get some good shots including the one above. I used individual units to make the small headers in the side bar and now my blog is all decked out for summer.
I have also noticed that my eye has been drawn toward brighter colors as the temperatures rise. A look at my recent Flickr favorites shows photos full of vivid color. I find them inspiring and it just makes me happy to look at!