Snow in Newport Beach, CA?

Snow in Newport Beach?

snow in Newport Beach

Did it really snow in Newport Beach? Although there are different definitions of types of snow, this white stuff really does look like snow to me. Whether or not it was hail or graupel or snow pellets, this “snow in Newport Beach” covered furniture, and the beach! It is pretty amazing that it got that cold for it to hail, and enough of it to partially cover the sand and furniture!

snow in Newport Beach

These photos were taken Saturday, April 9, 2011 in the morning at around 6 am by a friend of mine Kirk Martin (thanks Kirk)!

Snow in Newport Beach

It did warm up on Saturday, and over the weekend there were many beach goers who probably didn’t realize the sand was covered with white stuff!

snow in newport beach

 

 

A Day at the River Jetty in Newport Beach

A Day at the River Jetty in Newport Beach

River jetty in Newport Beach

The river jetty in Newport Beach, is located between the west side of Newport Beach, and on the other side is Huntington Beach. This is a place  that is considered to be county, and residents and visitors bring their dogs to run and play there.

Today is an incredible beach day with temperature in the 70’s (water temp was cool – the surfers were all wearing wetsuits), however people were laying on the beach soaking up the sun, and the dogs were running through the water chasing balls and sticks getting some exercise. The river jetty is similar to Dog Beach in Huntington Beach. There are other bark parks and of course Dog Beach for places to take your pooch to run.

I took my dog Patrick down to the jetty today because the weather was so nice, and he was in need of exercise. So, at first, he had to pose . . . .

Patrick at the River Jetty in Newport Beach

For a couple of poses . . . .

Patrick at the River Jetty in Newport Beach

And now, its game on!

He charges up to me, to pounce!

Patrick at the River Jetty in Newport Beach

Many of the dogs were trying to get this toy from each other! It was pretty funny!

River jetty in newport beach

My dog prefers sticks, and so do many other of the dogs.

Patrick at the river jetty in Newport Beach

And a little bit more charging through the water . . . .

Patrick at the river jetty in Newport Beach

After some great exercise, time to go home.

The river jetty is a great place to visit with friends and neighbors. Many people come from out of the area to bring their furry friends. The river jetty in Newport Beach is walking distance from Newport Shores in Newport Beach, and close to the Frog House (local surf shop). The river jetty is also a very popular surf spot.

 

Beautiful Flowers

Beautiful Flowers

I received this cactus as a gift, and was so impressed with the beautiful flower it produced, I wanted to post it. I am not sure the type of cactus or succulent this plant is, however, the flower that was produced is a vibrant pink and is beautiful

Flower

There are a couple of other buds on it, and I am sure it will bloom again soon. The flower only lasted about a week, and then if fell off.

flower

The photographs below are a ranunculus that grows from a  bulb. These flowers typically bloom in spring. I took these photographs while on broker caravan in Dover Shores in Newport Beach.

Flower

Flowers

On another broker preview, I took some additional photos of some flowers.

flowers

Thought I would share some beautiful flowers with you today!

Chasing Mona – Dog Runs Loose at a Naturals Minor League Game

Chasing Mona – Dog Runs Loose at a Naturals Minor League Game

This is hilarious. You have to watch the video of this 7 month old puppy named Mona who ran across the baseball field at a minor league baseball league game. Players were chasing her as well as other support staff are chasing Mona., and the players were chasing here.

 

As a result of her running across the field, she was adopted by a family from Springdale Animal Shelter, and the next family in line who wanted to adopt Mona, adopted two other dogs. So it can attributed to Mona that she helped find permanent homes for herself and two of her friends.

Enjoy the video! It brings a smile to your face.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day – From Patrick

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day – From Patrick

Patrick

Patrick is my seven year old Irish Setter, and he is a character. He loves going to the beach, swimming, chasing sticks, and just overall has a great personality. Patrick is definitely part of the family.

Patrick

I thought I would share photos of him today because he is Irish, and his name – Patrick!

Patrick

Patrick with his stick

Patrick and Heather

You might want to visit one of the Newport Beach Irish Pubs for some corn beef and cabbage today! Enjoy the day and be safe!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day Everyone!