Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Impressions of Carmel

Here are a few pictures from our recent trip to Carmel-on-Sea and the Carmel Mission.

I won't repeat my post on the Mission (you can find it here).

However many times I go, it is always a delight to stroll through their wonderful, lovingly tended garden and see how it changes from season to season.

There were fall-blooming Japanese anemones which I also have in my garden...

...lots of roses...

...tibouchina urvilleana...

...a beautiful big brugmansia...

....and monarch butterflies.

We didn't take a walk through Carmel-on-Sea because I still have a bit of trouble walking, but Carmel Bay was beautiful: warm, peaceful and calm.

It was a day to remember.


  1. Piękne zdjęcia z cudownego miejsca. Motyl na niebieski kwiatku i morze :-))). Pozdrawiam

  2. Oh my... how beautiful again, butterflies and sea and flower, it's so,so nice colour..

  3. What a beautiful place and thank you for sharing it with us.

    I hope your leg will soon be completely healed.

    Hugs ~ FlowerLady

  4. What a wonderful place to go, Masha . Beautiful memories ... Hope, your leg will be ok soon .

  5. Masha, I really, really love your photos. They are all gorgeous. The one of the tree and blue sea is my favorite for this post. The other really gorgeous one is the potted flowers at the windows.

    Have you been hopping around with a camera?

  6. Helt fantastisk smukke billeder :-)

  7. Nice atmospheric post about the Carmel Mission and Carmel by the sea itself. Great photos as always! Thanks!

  8. That's the wonderful thing about gardens. You can always find something different to see. The pictures of the ocean are wonderful, too. Sorry you're still having problems with your leg. I hope you're going to a physical therapist.

  9. Masha wow what a beautiful series. I also love to see the old monastry's. I hope this trip has given you a lot of energy.
    A rosehug from Marijke

  10. Hello Masha...Thank you we offer all these beautiful picures.I wish you a good healing.
    Good day

  11. Masha, I hope you are feeling better. What a lovely place to visit (and recuperate)! I especially love the pictures of the brugmansia... It's one of my favorite "large" plants but we couldn't keep ours. It's not hardy here so we had it indoors in the large arched window - it was almost 7 feet tall and full of blooms. Unfortunately, one of our dogs wanted to snack on the leaves and it's quite toxic to pets. ;( So it has a new, pet free home. All of your photos are truly wonderful!

  12. Masha,

    Looks like you had a wonderful day! I am sorry to read, though, that your leg still bothers you. You have captured three of my favorites - brugmansia, Japanese Anemone, and Princess Flower - in three absolutely lovely pictures.

    I need to make a trip to the Carmel Mission; I have never been.


  13. Beautiful place and you always put some very suggestive pictures along with your delicate words.


  14. I´m so gald I found your blog cause I think that flowers are the most beautiful thing in nature after the sky!

  15. Masha, these photos are lovely. I especially like the Anemones and the close-up of the Monarch.

  16. Hope you feel better soon! I've said this before; it's like going on a mini-vacation when I see your photos.

  17. Hi Masha,
    Beautiful photos. Of the flowers, but also of the sea.
    Very atmospheric.
    Thank you for sharing the beautiful in this garden.
    With us, it's autumn now, so ....

    I wish yoy a good healing and that you can walk soon like you certainly want.

    A fine weekend and kind regards, Elly

  18. Hi Masha,
    Carmel is such a beautiful and peaceful place. I could never get tired or bored of visiting it or just looking at the pictures taken there. I love your picture with cypress trees and the ocean. So inspiring!
    I'm sorry to hear you have trouble walking. I hope everything goes back to normal soon.
    I also loved your previous post on dahlias.

  19. Wunderschöne Fotos, vielen Dank dafür!!!

    Liebe Grüße Eva

  20. Hello Masha,
    Carmel is the place I enjoyed the most when I went to California a long time ago.
    Your photos are wonderful ! Thanks.

  21. Hello Masha,
    as usual your pictures are amazing!

  22. Carmel bay, what a place! and you show it with big pics, fantastic.

  23. Hello, Masha,
    What a charming place, incredibly beautiful! Beautiful images of magnificent flowers.

  24. Immagini poetiche e fiori stupendi.
    Ciao cara Masha
    baci Luci@

  25. Gorgeous pics of beautiful things!

  26. As always, your pictures are beautiful. It looks like you have had a wonderful trip.
    I am just trying to catch up because I have had knee surgery twice in the last two and a half months. It just takes time. I hope you are feeling better soon too. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.


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