Hello friends! Before we begin our stroll, we wanted to give you our Christmas cards! This first one is for all of you who use Blogger. Please copy it and put it on your sidebar with our best wishes for a happy holiday!
This second card is for all of our friends who use WordPress! We'd be so happy to exchange cards with you here online. (we think Milo and Alfie are brilliant to mention it!) It's greener (no paper) and less expensive (no postage), so it's a good way to spread the Christmas cheer!
Now let's take a stroll in our hometown of Capitola, CA. This is our neighbor's frog. He is always dressed for the holidays. He was wearing a Pilgrim hat for Thanksgiving when we took our stroll.
The trees are changing color and dropping their leaves. We definitely have four distinct seasons here on the central coast of California. We love it.
It has been VERY cold here and as you can see, this ivy had quite a bit of FROST on it. Brrrrrr!
Here is Monterey Bay. It was a very clear morning and you can see across the bay to Pacific Grove, Carmel and Big Sur.
Our town has a bandstand by the beach. On Wednesday nights during the tourist season there are free concerts. Tourist season lasts from May until September. (we are glad when it's over!)
This is Capitola beach looking towards the wharf. In the old days trees that were cut down in the Santa Cruz mountains were brought to this wharf to be shipped to San Francisco to build homes.
This is the view across the bay. You can see the mountains that lie between Monterey and Big Sur. This is the Santa Lucia Mountain range.
Here are some Ginko leaves that have turned bright yellow. So pretty!
On the way back home, we have to stop at Gayle's Bakery, which is a local landmark. They had this beautiful cake on display. We want to wish all of our Jewish friends a very Happy Chanukah!
We hope you enjoyed this stroll in our little town! Have a terrific Thursday friends. xoxo, Raymond and Busby