Sunday, April 19, 2015

La Jolla shore attractions...

These guys are the reasons that La Jolla shore is such an interesting place...

The mighty gulls...

Cute ground squirrels...



The slippery sea lions..

Napping harbour seals..

The tranquil seascape...

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Spring in SDSU....

Spring scenes from SDSU....

Chestnut flowers........

Mesquite blooms...

One of the many resident feral cat.....

Sausage fruit....

Cockspur coral...

Wind chimes...

Jacaranda...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spring treats............

Loquats are ripening in prolific bunches....

The silky oak trees are golden with zillion bristle-like blooms...

The grass that was lush green months back has turned a picture of summer meadow...

The pretty red pomegranate flowers look absolute stunning on the tender green foligae...

Redbuds studded to the bare trees appear as spectacular as ever...

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Flowers......

While waiting for our Antelope Canyon tour truck, I captured these pretty flowers gracing the premises of the market complex...........

Tulips........

Callery pear...

Wisteria.......

Mahonia......

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Road trip pictures....

Pictures from our road trip................

Myself in front of the lovelock display in Zion National park............

 At Bryce Point in Bryce National park...........

Surya atop a sand dune in Coral pink sand dunes state park............

I am on the rim of Horseshoe bend....

He is inside the Upper Antelope Canyon.........

Monday, April 6, 2015

Lake Powell..........

Lake Powell...the visible bathtub ring...........

Glen canyon dam on the lake...........

Carps near the dock...

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Zion national park......

Its a great start, when you wake up in the morning and greeted by this majestic view.....the iconic sandstone cliffs of Zion national park............

Springdale, the gateway to the park...endless queues of vehicles to enter the mesmerizing landscape...

Here, I enter to my  7th USA national park so far....

Bryce Canyon Park, the maze of hoodoos..

Indeed, "a hell of a place to lose a cow" - Ebenezer Bryce (the pioneer who gave the namesake park its name)...



Horseshoe bend sunset............

Just few miles far from the beautiful Lake Powell, Horseshoe bend has its own unique charm......

We went to visit this geological wonder......trekking along the scrubland...

The deep canyon carved by the Colorado river...

The spring sun sets behind the colossal central rock....

I am soaking in the grandeur of the place...

Surya records the dramatic sunset colors..

Its a story of erosion yet a picture of jaw-dropping landscape......

Friday, April 3, 2015

Arizona State tree and State flower.......

En route to home from our road trip, we traversed through much of Arizona...at least through 4 of its counties, Coconino, Yavapai, Maricopa and Yuma......across the cities Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, all the way to the border city Yuma...and the journey provided a fair view of the Sonoran desert...and its signature plants, the State tree Palo verde and State flower Saguaro..........

Here, I am in front of a Saguaro...

And under a abloom Palo verde...