Aliso Beach

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I spent Saturday at Aliso Beach which is located in the city of Laguna.  My only regret was I couldn't spend Sunday there too.  (The horrors of being an adult and having to do responsible things like laundry and grocery shopping, etc., etc!)  

The beach was pretty crowded.

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The weather was in the mid-80s F (around 29.4C) and the water was warm for this time of year.  It was gorgeous.

The waves were big and there were a lot of people using skim boards.

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My maternal instincts kicked in and I wanted to tell these boys to move further away from the rocks, but they couldn't have heard me over the crashing waves anyway.  (Rocks + crashing waves = very dangerous.)

It wasn't long until my camera was spotted.  In a matter of minutes a group of skim boarders started putting on a show for me. 

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For some reason, my camera mainly stayed focused on this guy with the six pack abs:

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* cough *  

* cougar * 

* cough * 

An 18 year old girl wandered up to me to ask some photography questions.  She said she'd just been given the same camera I have, "You know, it's just like yours – it's a Canon and it's black!"

Um …..

She went on and on about how she doesn't know how to use it but it DID come with a manual.

I actually think I could make an entire blog post just out of my conversation with her, but I won't ….. at least, not today.

The ocean water in Orange County is usually a deep blue color.  This weekend it looked green and reminded me of the water in more tropical locations.  It was so pretty.  I just kept taking photos trying to capture the beauty. 

This is the view with my back to the ocean.

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Each of those homes is worth millions upon millions of dollars. 

If someone would like to donate one to me …

I'd really enjoy waking up each morning and drinking my coffee with a full ocean view.

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I took over 200 photos on Saturday.  (My arm is in excruciating pain as a result.  On the other hand, my soul is soaring in delight.)  I'm sure I'll share more of my favorites with you in future posts.

For now, I just keep thinking about how beautiful it was.  The day was hot, the beach was perfect, and the laughter of children rippled up and down the beach as they played.

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© Twenty Four At Heart 

42 Responses to “Aliso Beach”

  1. Mo "Mad Dog" Stoneskin

    I’m glad you liked my abs. I have been working out.
    How about simply staying down the beach all day every day? That way you’ll not be creating much laundry and you won’t need to get groceries because you can live off cocktails.

  2. Mo "Mad Dog" Stoneskin

    I’m glad you liked my abs. I have been working out.
    How about simply staying down the beach all day every day? That way you’ll not be creating much laundry and you won’t need to get groceries because you can live off cocktails.

  3. Mo "Mad Dog" Stoneskin

    I’m glad you liked my abs. I have been working out.
    How about simply staying down the beach all day every day? That way you’ll not be creating much laundry and you won’t need to get groceries because you can live off cocktails.

  4. di

    Rain rain go away, I want to go to a beach and play. You are one lucky girl!
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  5. di

    Rain rain go away, I want to go to a beach and play. You are one lucky girl!
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  6. di

    Rain rain go away, I want to go to a beach and play. You are one lucky girl!
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  7. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Beautiful shots! Weird, how we always do that to so much of our coastine: stack the houses on top of one another by it.
    That ocean color is amazing!

  8. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Beautiful shots! Weird, how we always do that to so much of our coastine: stack the houses on top of one another by it.
    That ocean color is amazing!

  9. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Beautiful shots! Weird, how we always do that to so much of our coastine: stack the houses on top of one another by it.
    That ocean color is amazing!

  10. Tami

    All the photos are beautiful but that last one! Wow! I can see it matted and with a black frame. Wonderful!

  11. Tami

    All the photos are beautiful but that last one! Wow! I can see it matted and with a black frame. Wonderful!

  12. Tami

    All the photos are beautiful but that last one! Wow! I can see it matted and with a black frame. Wonderful!

  13. Michelle Pixie

    I am just going to have to live vicariously through you since it is continue to have no sunshine. Great shots! I especially enjoyed the boys catching waves. 😉

  14. Michelle Pixie

    I am just going to have to live vicariously through you since it is continue to have no sunshine. Great shots! I especially enjoyed the boys catching waves. 😉

  15. Michelle Pixie

    I am just going to have to live vicariously through you since it is continue to have no sunshine. Great shots! I especially enjoyed the boys catching waves. 😉

  16. missy

    I’m so happy that you have been able to resume your photography – it brings you and your readers so much pleasure.

  17. missy

    I’m so happy that you have been able to resume your photography – it brings you and your readers so much pleasure.

  18. missy

    I’m so happy that you have been able to resume your photography – it brings you and your readers so much pleasure.

  19. Laura

    You take such beautiful pictures. From now on I will have to live vicariously through those photos as we no longer live in CA. Instead of 3 hours from OC, I now live 16 hours. Such beautiful scenes. But that’s ok, because now, I have beautiful snow covered mountains in my back yard. 🙂 Hope your arm is doing ok today after taking all those pictures. Miss talking to you on Twitters. Hugs to you and your family!

  20. Laura

    You take such beautiful pictures. From now on I will have to live vicariously through those photos as we no longer live in CA. Instead of 3 hours from OC, I now live 16 hours. Such beautiful scenes. But that’s ok, because now, I have beautiful snow covered mountains in my back yard. 🙂 Hope your arm is doing ok today after taking all those pictures. Miss talking to you on Twitters. Hugs to you and your family!

  21. Laura

    You take such beautiful pictures. From now on I will have to live vicariously through those photos as we no longer live in CA. Instead of 3 hours from OC, I now live 16 hours. Such beautiful scenes. But that’s ok, because now, I have beautiful snow covered mountains in my back yard. 🙂 Hope your arm is doing ok today after taking all those pictures. Miss talking to you on Twitters. Hugs to you and your family!

  22. Shannon Candalla

    It certainly was beautiful this weekend in South OC. As I drove around yesterday enjoying our mid 80’s weather, I noted that we still have snow on our mountains (only 1 hr 15 min away). Beautiful in either direction. Better get up there before it’s gone.

  23. Shannon Candalla

    It certainly was beautiful this weekend in South OC. As I drove around yesterday enjoying our mid 80’s weather, I noted that we still have snow on our mountains (only 1 hr 15 min away). Beautiful in either direction. Better get up there before it’s gone.

  24. Shannon Candalla

    It certainly was beautiful this weekend in South OC. As I drove around yesterday enjoying our mid 80’s weather, I noted that we still have snow on our mountains (only 1 hr 15 min away). Beautiful in either direction. Better get up there before it’s gone.

  25. Jane

    What kind of filter did you use for that last shot posted? The yellow and orange/red? I noticed you did the same a few posts back for the bicycle. I absolutely love that effect. Is it done with a lens filter or in photoshop or something else? I HAVE to try that!

  26. Jane

    What kind of filter did you use for that last shot posted? The yellow and orange/red? I noticed you did the same a few posts back for the bicycle. I absolutely love that effect. Is it done with a lens filter or in photoshop or something else? I HAVE to try that!

  27. Jane

    What kind of filter did you use for that last shot posted? The yellow and orange/red? I noticed you did the same a few posts back for the bicycle. I absolutely love that effect. Is it done with a lens filter or in photoshop or something else? I HAVE to try that!

  28. Mad Woman

    Isn’t it funny the way those abs can draw the camera over? Weird!
    Those are beautiful pictures. I can’t wait til I get my new camera and can get back out there to take pics!

  29. Mad Woman

    Isn’t it funny the way those abs can draw the camera over? Weird!
    Those are beautiful pictures. I can’t wait til I get my new camera and can get back out there to take pics!

  30. Mad Woman

    Isn’t it funny the way those abs can draw the camera over? Weird!
    Those are beautiful pictures. I can’t wait til I get my new camera and can get back out there to take pics!

  31. Fragrant Liar

    GORGEOUS!!
    I’m so jealous you get to just go down to play in the surf whenever you want.
    Good news! I’m moving in with you!
    Heh, heh.

  32. Fragrant Liar

    GORGEOUS!!
    I’m so jealous you get to just go down to play in the surf whenever you want.
    Good news! I’m moving in with you!
    Heh, heh.

  33. Fragrant Liar

    GORGEOUS!!
    I’m so jealous you get to just go down to play in the surf whenever you want.
    Good news! I’m moving in with you!
    Heh, heh.

  34. SailorMoon

    I love your pics. I lived in Orange County for about 5 years and seeing your pics makes me miss it and the ocean. But, at least I experienced in my lifetime. Did I say nice pictures??? 😉

  35. SailorMoon

    I love your pics. I lived in Orange County for about 5 years and seeing your pics makes me miss it and the ocean. But, at least I experienced in my lifetime. Did I say nice pictures??? 😉

  36. SailorMoon

    I love your pics. I lived in Orange County for about 5 years and seeing your pics makes me miss it and the ocean. But, at least I experienced in my lifetime. Did I say nice pictures??? 😉

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