Big surf at Little Corona del Mar Beach

  This blog entry was supposed to be about exploring the tide pools at Little Corona Beach in Corona del Mar. After reviewing tide prediction tables at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Tides & Currents web site, it seemed that a low tide of 0 feet above MLLW ( Mean Lower Low Water. The [ Read full article …]



Corona del Mar Vacation Home ~ Drought Resistant Landscaping

  Owners of Corona del Mar vacations homes often ask themselves how they can landscape their properties such that very little maintenance or irrigation is required. The solution comes in the form of California drought resistant native plants. In the Corona del Mar coastal area, these plants are very tolerant of long periods without water [ Read full article …]



Corona del Mar 53rd Annual Sandcastle Contest

  The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Commodores Club is presenting their 53rd annual Sandcastle Contest on Sunday October 5, 2014 at the Corona del Mar State Beach. The event is scheduled to run from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. It expected that some great talent will be in attendance to create numerous fantastic sandcastles [ Read full article …]


Desperado, Eagles Tribute Band to perform in the Corona del Mar ~ Newport Beach area 9/7/2014

If you have enjoyed the musical talent of the “Eagles” over the years you may want to set aside Sunday evening September 7, 2014 for attending the free “Concert in the park series of Newport Beach”. On that evening from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM the “Desperado, Eagles Tribute Band” will be performing in the [ Read full article …]


Corona del Mar Coastline Car Classic 2014

Mark you calendar for Sunday, September 7, 2014, which is the date of the “Coastline Car Classic and Italian Festival”. It is open to the public ($15 per person) and will be held in the Corona del Mar State Beach parking lot from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Event Schedule 10am: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC [ Read full article …]



Treasure House of Floral Specimens ~ Sherman Gardens ~ Corona del Mar CA

Sherman Gardens in Corona del Mar CA is a treasure house of beautiful orchid floral specimens from a wide range of varieties.  Below are a couple of examples captured on my last visit to the gardens. What are your thoughts?



Surf Fishing ~ Corona del Mar, CA

The other evening I happened upon this lone fisherman trying his luck at catching dinner in the surf on Little Corona del Mar beach. How can one resist taking a photograph when the sun is giving a sparkling back light to the splashing waves and generating a perfect silhouette of the fisherman? What are your [ Read full article …]



Ocean Spray along the Corona del Mar surf

With the temperatures reaching north of 80 degrees F along the coast today, I thought it would be nice to provide a little Pacific Ocean spray from the Corona del Mar surf to cool everyone off a bit. What are your thoughts?



Low Tide at Little Corona del Mar Beach

This afternoon there was a low tide at Little Corona del Mar Beach. Below is a capture of a couple enjoying the tide pools and rock formations exposed. If you click on the image to view the large version and look closely, you will also find several perched birds enjoying the view. What are your [ Read full article …]



Seagull on the Corona del Mar Bluff

While walking along the Corona del Mar bluff, I found this lone seagull willing to pose for a portrait. What are your thoughts?

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