Temecula Berry Company

Summer is a wonderful time to go to Temecula Berry Company and grab a bucket and pick some blueberries. Darrill loves blueberries and so does Leo, so when Darrill said he wanted to go and have Leo pick berries I grabbed my camera hoping to get a few good shots. The red barn against the blue sky and the green fields were absolutely beautiful. This farm started out as a family farm in the late 1990’s and since then the family has planted over 10 acres of southern highbush here in the Temecula Valley.

Temecula Berry Company is located on the east side of Temecula towards the Wine Country. The season starts in mid May and ends in early July. So this might be the last weekend to visit the farm.  Information here for temeculaberryco.com.

A great place for some family summer fun.

Have a wonderful weekend, xoxo Cheryl .

Celebrate love …

It’s  Valentine week and I am feeling so very red…I pulled out my retro red polka dot dress, my white tennis and my white sunglasses and went for a ride…

Have you ever had a moment where you felt like you were back in time ? I felt so very 60’s today , a simple time with no cell phones. It’s sunny here in Southern California and I love the fact I can ride my bike today,  in early February.

And I found the perfect red and yellow awnings to have lunch under….

Yes I am a hopeless romantic , and I love Valentine’s day ….but not every day can be Valentine’s Day, but how much more romantic the world would be and how much happier we would feel if we remembered  to show the people we love that we are thinking of them. The simple gestures , to show affection, to be forgiving and  to listen, to be generous with compliments and to be passionate with each other,  everyday… to celebrate love…celebrate life…celebrate each other…

Have a happy day,

xoxo Cheryl.

from …Wikipedia:

‘Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the West, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished

Gratitude Affirmation…

I am grateful for life
And all
that I love
I am grateful for the Earth
And the Sun up above
I am grateful for my spirit
And my inner being
For the One that I express

And the joy of this feeling

( Waikiki 2010 )

When you awaken each day, even before you
get out of bed, think of ten things for which you are grateful. Finish your
reflections with the Gratitude Affirmation and, each day, you’ll feel inspired
to have the best day ever !

(  Affirmation from Owen Waters’ )

    Have a simply wonderful weekend and thanks  abeachcottage !

Summer of color….Venice beach

We went back to Venice Beach , because I wanted to take some more pictures of the canals and this time we took grandma  …

She  wanted to see the canals and bike the California coast.

 Leo wanted to  show his grandma the beautiful flowers…

We arrived at the canals at about 630 pm. The sun glisten across the tranquil waters…

 the scenery was simply beautiful.

The reflection on the water was crystal clear…and the waters so very calm. This place makes me feel so very free and easy.

Leo loved showing us the way down the path.

We ended the evening by walking the colorful  boardwalk…

Then we stopped to dine Alfresco, while we listen to the  piano player play classical music. At that moment I felt like I was in a perfectly directed 1970’s  movie, and the director said ” play  music, and let the doves fly over head “.

next to the water to see the sun set…

I love the colors of this very bohemian  beach…it’s a place to linger, to explore, to discover..

 it’s the summer of color…all year round !

A book I just pulished…

A book I just pulished….Send me your love, a photographic journey for Children and their parents. 



Please check it out here and please leave a comment if you have any suggestions as I can still make some changes, thanks, Cheryl.



The final changes have been made, and by popular vote this is the new cover, hope you like it !


The art of doing nothing…

Today I enjoyed the art of doing nothing. I enjoyed sleeping in late. Then walking to our fountain by our house and putting my feet up…



…and I watched Leo play in the distance with his trains…




I looked at the water pouring out of the fountain again and again thinking to myself , this is really nice.



I could hear the birds chirping, funny I have been here before I and never took the time hear them chirp…



I don’t think I ever realized the tiles were such a pretty color BLUE.



and the flowers so RED, the art of doing nothing is such a wonderful art !

Hope everyone has a simply relaxing week !