Frivolous Friday: Waves Crashing in La Jolla

It’s Frivolous Friday!

Thought I would share some of the fun I squeezed in this week (in between all my portrait sessions and retouching work.)

Yep, this happened #1:

I couldn’t resist popping over to La Jolla to see the high surf!   And it was just as stunning as I imagined!

I’ll just note that this is about an hour after high tide – I decided to go when the crowds were a little thinner just to keep extra covid-safe.



And I found it surprising that there were fishermen out on the cliffs….

I say EEK to this (they stepped over the fence to get out on the cliff!) is a fish really worth that risk?

And amongst the turmoil, this guy was resting….

The waves were beautiful, and apparently fun to play in – these two sea lions were having a blast and the pelicans were skimming low and slow over the crashing waves!

And who can resist a peek at the sea lions snoozing on the rocks….?

And a nursing baby – how cute is that?F

Fun fact: A mother sea lion nurses her pup for 1 to 2 days, then leaves the pup ashore while she travels to feeding areas at sea.

She spends 2 to 5 days feeding, then returns to nurse. During the mother’s absence, the pup doesn’t eat.

Females continue a pattern of going to sea for several days and nursing ashore for several days until they wean their pups.

This takes almost a year.

A little argument….

And group nap….

With waves crashing everywhere…!

I also spotted some California Brown Pelicans.  Did you know they display their most colorful plumage from late December through February?

Don’t you just love their dramatic red throat pouch?

And in flight they are even more stunning – with a wingspan of more than 6 feet!

Juveniles have white bellies their first year, with a white stripe running along the underside in the center of their wings.

Risked my life for a ‘directly underneath a pelican’ shot….eek!

Farewell to the pelicans and to an amazing stroll at the cove!

Yep, this happened #2:

Tasted something new this week and LOVED it!   My sweet neighbors gave us some “Ensaymada”  filipino pastries and they are AMAZING.

They are little pillowy-moist, lightly sweet brioche breads with a flavored buttercream topping.

Talk about making my afternoon cup of tea extra special!

This week I’m extra thankful for kind friends AND new desserts!

The first written documents with reference to the ensaimada’s presence in Mallorca, Spain, date from the 17th century. It was a special pastry made only for festivals or gift-giving. 

It’s a special tradition for Christmas Eve celebrations and I’m not surprised – they are so good!

Ours were Cheese, Ube and Mango flavored.

What can I say:  I’m Feeling Blessed!

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