Orange County, California – Love!

It was hot, but beautiful (!!) here over the weekend. 

I love the month of October in Orange County.

My weekend actually began on Friday afternoon when I had a photography project or two to take care of.  

Orange County was in all her glory for me ….

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Stairway to an Orange County beach.

(I'll tell you a little bit more about my Friday projects in a future post.)

My weekend was marred by only two things:

  1)  My neighbor was doing LOUD construction work at 7:00 a.m. both weekend mornings.  (Really dude?  Also … yawn!)

  2)  I went into a bad pain flare up on Friday.  I didn't let it stop me, but it definitely slowed me down.  I walked around with clenched teeth for a good part of the weekend.  Can you say thank.you.pharmacist for Percocet??  

Saturday morning couldn't have been more beautiful.  I drank coffee out on my patio in the sunshine while being entertained by hummingbirds.  We always (year round) have several hummingbirds living in our yard.  

Saturday was different though.  

Dozens, upon dozens, of hummingbirds (migrating from the Pacific Northwest) had stopped in for some food.  I have three feeders in my yard, and I had to refill all three of them by mid-morning.

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Hummingbirds feeding.

I've spent my whole life around hummingbirds and I've never seen so many in one place, at one time.  Hummingbirds are highly entertaining birds to watch.  They dart, they dodge, they chase each other … they're a blur of constant motion.  It was amazing to see so many together at once.  (The non-local hummingbirds have now continued on their journey to Mexico for the winter.)

The second highlight of my weekend was doing a "night shoot" on the beach.

It was such a beautiful evening.

It was magical …

Really, there are no words for the beauty I'm surrounded by.

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Sun setting at the beach, silhouetting palm trees.  Orange County, CA

Being out with my camera on such a breathtaking evening (and night) was so good for my soul.  It lifted me up when the physical pain I was in would otherwise have been overwhelming.

© Twenty Four At Heart

6 Responses to “Orange County, California – Love!”

  1. karen

    Sorry about the pain flairup, but oh, lucky you to live in such a beautiful place.

  2. Di

    Love just sitting and hearing a hummingbird zip past my head. Such sweet creatures… ours are gone for the season now as far as we can tell. The nighttime temps have dropped into the 40’s so it’s gotten a bit too cold for these tiny birds. We pretty much had them year round in Arizona too and I miss their presence.

  3. Oc Kia

    Is that last photo of Laguna Beach? I used to live in the OC and what I liked the most was South Coast Plaza and HB!

  4. Oc Kia

    My fave parts of OC is Huntington Beach and the surf and sand. Also love South Coast Plaza, it’s the best mall ever.

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