A neighborhood tour...

Since my days are numbered in California, I've been running around everywhere with my camera, taking pictures of all the lovely things I've gotten used to seeing every day ~ the ocean, beautiful blooms everywhere and our adorable little beach community. I thought all of you might enjoy seeing our neighborhood, which is located a few blocks from the ocean and contains some pretty old houses by California standards. Quite a few of the homes were built in the 1920s and some even have historical markers.
Having grown up in a house dating back to the late 1700s/early 1800s, the 1920s didn't really seem all that old to me, but then I learned that because of all the earthquakes, most of the older buildings here have been knocked down and rebuilt over time to stringent codes. As a lover of old houses and buildings, it was a bit odd to me at first, but after a couple of good earthquakes, I saw the wisdom. Not that it kept me from seeking out an old home, of course.
The house in the photo directly above is the little cottage we live in now. The house in the photo directly below is the cottage we lived in until last year. It was white when we lived there; the new owners painted it yellow. The other houses are just some of my favorites from the neighborhood. The mailbox below is painted with the Oceanside pier, which is just a few blocks away from us.
All in all, as you can see, it's been a lovely place to live...

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully


  1. What a lovely neighborhood and a great place to take a stroll. Love the mailbox too.

  2. What a beautiful neighborhood. I love the charm and character of all of those homes.

  3. Those homes are just too cute! It looks like a really nice place to live. And then of course, there's the Ocean... sigh. :)

    I can't wait to see your place back home though. I'm really looking forward to that.


  4. What a lovely neighborhood. I'm curious about where you will be in the Carolinas. Need to keep following what is happening with you.

  5. Good Luck with the move - talk to you when you are settled.



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