We are pretty dependent on nature. Cherry trees bloom in South. California, Balboa Park in San Diego,  they bloom between end of Jan. and begin Feb. This park with museums, art, corner, restaurants existed at least since 1926, named after the Hispanic explorer Balboa. If you like to know more, see Wikipedia.
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Paying  attention to nature, instead of our schedule, otherwise  the bloom
might be over.
Here in Balboa Park, San Diego
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My journal, I could call a mascott. I would be lost without it, like Linus (Charley Brown’s friend) with forever holding his little blanket!

Madly scribbling  the scenes I just “saw ” before fully waking up. Often these are the most fruitful moments of creativity. I do not wait to comb my hair, brush my teeth and get dressed, because by that time “it ” may have faded like a distant memory.
Makro Tex: Mascott


Especially when it is something unusual, like here. All these images are related to the flower the iris. The light orange patches are part of my journal paper,  made by the publisher to look “vintage.”
Undoubtedly I’ll come back this series of  sketches on one of my Weekend Journal Pages (explained by the flute player on bottom)





Even though it’s a corner building, I would have passed this door if hubby had not started making some shots here! Everything is brightly painted, but  the sidewalk looks very old and uneven here. ( area of the Gold rush )
The tree across the street, and the beam  outside are reflections in the glass
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Happy a 20-something with tennis shoes could wait!

There were mostly young people at Sutro Bath to explore and see the sights. It is bigger that it looks like on top of the hill (the ruins of the walls go further,  which  the bushes here hide)
Maybe because there was no entrance fee, and one  needed a good sense of balance to walk on top of the walls, not to fall in the water! Of course, I got stuck, going from one wall to another, but a compassionate 20-something with tennis shoes (a total stranger!) helped me to the next one, which was very grim reminder am not a 20-something anymore:(

In retrospect the sights of the ocean, and  the reflections of people caught were worth it.
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31 Comments Add yours

  1. Joanne Sisco says:

    Of all your lovely images, the one that left the biggest impression was your journal – the idea of trying to capture the images left behind when you wake up. It intrigues me.

  2. I have a journal too, Jesh and there are all sorts of odds and ends in it. A visual diary of sorts, but also one where one jots down thoughts and fragments of creative writing. Always fun to go and look back in it after some time.

  3. Tamar says:

    Those sketches are amazing!

  4. Your journal and the fact that you remember your dreams is amazing. I rarely remember mine. I have fleeting memories of having a dream and maybe something neat happen, but I can rarely retrieve them to my conscience mind.

    I’m glad you didn’t fall into the old baths at Sutro and your 20 something was there to help. 🙂

  5. jesh stg says:

    Thank you for your interest! I had a versatile training of different approaches to the psyche. Talking about dreams I included in my therapy (Jung, and others write about that), so because of that, the first thing I had to learn was to remember my own dreams and immediately jotting them down. For many it is a non-threatening way to talk about their issues, strengths and weaknesses.

  6. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Deborah! It’s training oneself, to jot down as much as you remember, in the first seconds, because in a few minutes, most of it may already have faded. What one remembers, is already a marker (because it sticks out in one’s memory). Interpreting the dreams is much harder than remembering! I had people come in regularly with their dreams, so I was happy I was trained in that – such a useful tool!

    Hope you realized that 20 something was a complete stranger:)
    Am happy you went birding – am still not a 100 %, so am taking it easy.!

  7. I didn’t realize that 20 something was a stranger! I thought it might be your son. You had a guardian angel that day! 🙂 I have a few of those. Those are indelibly etched in my mind.

    I’m sending healing vibes, and prayers for a speedy recovery! xx Yes, to taking it easy!

  8. Ruth says:

    You reminded me I haven’t been to Balboa Park in years. I need to go back! I am on a plan to revisit places I visited first long time ago. I haven’t been to the Sutro Bath neither. You are giving me ideas!

  9. Your sketches are wonderful!

  10. Pieni Lintu says:

    Beautiful drawings!

  11. Oh wow, I’m amazed by your sketches! Love your journal. Also, you enjoy such lovely sceneries, I am really jealous of you. 🙂

  12. riitta k says:

    Great photos today too. The white cherry blossoms against the blue sky – miracles of spring 💕

  13. …cherry blooms in January, what a treasure, thanks for sharing this week.

  14. Roger Green says:

    I’ve been to Balboa Park!

  15. Beautiful blossoms! I like seeing your sketches.

  16. betty - NZ says:

    Great images and such a variety of scenery, too.

  17. Mascha says:

    Wow, what a great beach rock! And your journal is so lovely. I’m agree with yout: the best time for creativity is early morning, just aftewr wake up (I should not spent it with the PC – )
    Enjoy your time, thanks for linking up

  18. We indeed are….I wish more people would discove the necessity to cherish nature more

    Have a splendid & ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / – week
    ♪ M e l o d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  19. When I lived in SF, I enjoyed heading out to Ocean Beach and making my way up to the Cliff House and Sutro Baths. Ah, those were the days. 🙂 I’ve been indoors so much, I’ve forgot that the nearby cherry orchards may be in bloom. If they are, I hope the predicted rain isn’t coming at the wrong time.

  20. Peter B says:

    The Sutro Baths intrigue me! Do I see a cave down there?? My wife and I ate at the Cliff House (years ago) so I guess I’ve probably seen them from a distance without knowing what they were 🙂

  21. Jeanna says:

    Fantastic shots, so clear. I’m struggling with a new camera and really like your ocean, building and flower shots. Very cool drawings and note book.

  22. Eileen says:

    Hello, beautiful scenery and lovely photos. The blooms are gorgeous, I am so ready for Spring. Your sketches are wonderful. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  23. Those cherry blossoms are wonderful, Jesh. I’m like you as far as creativity is concerned, I have to write straight after I wake up or it’s gone. This morning I got up at 5.30 am because I woke up with an idea in my head. No doubt I’ll be falling asleep by suppertime. 🙂

  24. jesh stg says:

    Really? That makes me feel not so “out there.” Because that is how some look, raising their eyebrows, not in judgment, but it’s a new concept to them, when they stumble on that item.

  25. annie says:

    Beautiful scenery. I enjoyed these photos a lot!

  26. Jane Cotton says:

    Great images, thanks for sharing 🙂

  27. Norm 2.0 says:

    What a fun yellow door!

  28. Wow, you were brave. I am so worried about falling and I have balance problems anyway. Yea for you and what lovely photos and your sketches…Michelle

  29. Nice post, Jesh! I see you visited my neck of the woods; Sutro Baths is a good place for sunset photography.

  30. Lovely cherry tree blossoms, Jesh! We loved Balboa Park when we visited…
    Thank you for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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