Friday, July 19, 2013

Typical Day in the World of Cambria

Little Sur Inn and the Moonstone Landing have beautiful new facades and I was asked to take new photos for their brochure. It was the perfect task for my frame of mind. After a flurry of work and errands, I realized I needed a bit of fresh air to clear my head and put myself on track for the balance of the day, so I ventured down to Moonstone Beach to inhale, relax and shoot.

On my way home I sighted one of our Deer friends and took the shot through my car window.

Is there anyone else out there who finds the Moonstone boardwalk an alternate form of therapy when life keeps throwing you curves?

Monday, June 24, 2013

A Bottled Lunch in Cambria...

Sometimes lunch can be a difficult prospect. A neighbor of ours is shown here with a slight dilemma, which he eventually overcame. 

Lunch in Cambria is not quite so difficult .... except to decide just where to eat! Gourmet restaurants, great barbecue and home cookin coffee shops are a plenty. Visit for a partial list.

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Hope you enjoy my Cambria Impressions and would love to hear from you regarding your favorite Cambria Restaurant! 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Step on down to the beach...

These steps take you down to Moonstone Beach... soft sand, cool breezes, refreshing air.... the north end of Cambria off Highway One.

Below kayaking can be found at the San Simeon cove (just across from the entrance to Hearst Castle). After a relaxing and refreshing kayak trek you must stop by Sebastian's for one of the best deli sandwiches you will EVER run across.
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Monday, May 13, 2013

Care for a walk?

A February day on Moonstone Beach. Plan a walk along our boardwalk and enjoy the many sites, fresh air and comfortable weather.

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I hope you are enjoying my photos of our area.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Petals & Palettes Art Show... a Real Pleasant Experience

 It is that time again for the annual Petals & Palettes show at the Cambria Center for the Arts, the home of Allied Arts Association.

Stop by and see the pairing of local artist's original Artwork & Photos with Flowers & Plants supplied by the Cambria Garden Club. What a show!

You may even recognize a couple of my photos on the wall. I love to photograph flowers from all angles. The mystery of detail and riot of color never cease to fascinate me.

Let me know if you plan to stop by.

Public Invited to
Artist & Guest Reception

Saturday - May 11th
11:00 am to 4:00pm
Live Music & Refreshments
Music Provided by
The Central Coast Jazz Institute
$3.00 donation

Can't Make the Reception?
Visit the Show for FREE

May 12 - June 2, 2013
During Regular Gallery Hours

Thursday/Friday: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday: 11:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring in Cambria

Cambria is well into spring, with flowers blooming and the weather conducive to long hours in my adirondack chair on the back deck. Here are a few of our neighbors who hang around the house and nearby boardwalk.
We enjoy deer cruising the streets and yards, raccoons rummaging for goodies, fox lurking in the shadows, squirrels jumping from tree to tree, dozens of birds (they particularly like our bird bath), turkeys on parade, an occasional skunk usually evident by their trace of perfume, on rare occasions a sunbathing mountain lion, the moles and voles... not so much we see them and not so much fun to see.
Our forests and shores are inhabited by such a variety of interesting wildlife that often surprise you when they come out to play within a few feet of where you sit or walk.

Have you enjoyed any particular interesting wildlife sightings?
Share your experiences with me. I love to hear from visitors and locals alike regarding their personal Cambria joys.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Soil, stone, sand, sea & sky - Cambria California

Just north of Leffingwell, which is the north end of Moonstone Beach in Cambria California, a vista of soil, stone, sand, sea and sky. Just a taste of the Cambria coastline. Find more Cambria photos at or Click Here to purchase prints, coffee mugs, puzzles, and more imprinted with Cambria Impressions and other Impressions by Nancy McKarney. This image is on the second page of the Cambria Impressions Album. I hope you enjoy the photos I share. Let me know if you have enjoyed this view while visiting our tranquil yet entertaining village.

Below is another of my passions found within my Impression Albums. Flowers close up, from a distance, bundled, arranged just brilliant. So fragile, yet robust and challenging the environment which encompasses them.