Shots of the week . . . so far.

My husband asked me where I wanted to go for my birthday, which was Feb.3. Not one to make a fuss over this day, I just wanted to go to another skatepark and take some pics. We arrived about 11:30 and not a soul in sight. We had just decided to leave when one young man, on a break from work, showed up. I think he was just learning and really didn’t give me much of a show. Sun on concrete and he was dark clothing. Most would have said, forget it. Not me. As he was leaving I thanked him for not minding me taking shots, surprised and, he didn’t even know what I was doing. Now, that’s concentration. I mean. we were the only two people there. Hubby had gone to investigate other stuff, he’s not one for skateboarders.

Another day at the lagoon. Sunshine was plentiful after a dose of early morning fog. They are dredging the lagoon to replenish sand the winter tides have swallowed. I spotted the first and only bloom on one of the many cactus plants along the way. There was another older couple, I think the man was taking pics with his cell as he climbed up the hill to find the perfect yellow flower. Maybe to go with his shirt.

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Surfing the Concrete Wave

Alga Norte Community Park in Carlsbad just opened a world class park to the tune of 40 million. The new Skate Park is a small part of it, and fun to watch the kids and adults riding the concrete waves. Just a few shots and a few dressed up for prime time.

 

Personal milestone – 50!

No, not my age . . . but 50 videos I’ve created with my pics  and posted to Youtube. Screen name for Youtube – Onedeliciousmac – my puter, not a burger.

Although I am not a Skateboarder, I promised to show you more of the exhibit at the  William D Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad, CA. Finally realized my ISO was set too high, but I hope you will enjoy my 50th. tuber.

Never too old to Skateboard . . .

There is “The History of Skateboarding” exhibit at our local art gallery.  A older man came and went as I tried to photograph the brightly colored, and brightly lit decks. A younger man came in and barely looked around. I’m more of a paddleboard kind of gal, but I thought it would be a change of pace. As I started to leave, hubby was waiting with his twenty-five-cent paperbacks he scored at the attached library, an older lady with a walker came though the door. I heard her say, to no one I could see, “This looks like fun.” I kept taking pictures and hoped she wouldn’t mind being included. Not sure why the photos are so noisy – but I thought I’d give you a peek anyway. The colored pencil sketch was just for fun.

Will load more graphic pics, make that pics of graphics  . . .  later

Who needs a skateboard?

 

 

Some kids are very inventive. The sign says, No Skateboarding on our street – which is really just a parking lot for the condo complex. This youngster has a skateboard, but not wanting to pay a $75.00 for using it here, he decided to take an office chair which was waiting for trash day and roll around on his belly.