Thursday, October 28, 2010

Elegant Picnic by the Sea

Dear Friends -
Taste With The Eyes is still competing in Project Food Blog!

Elegant Heart Healthy Picnic by the Sea

Congratulations, you're one step closer to becoming the next Food Blog Star!
Your entry has advanced to the next round of Project Food Blog 2010.
Your next challenge? "Road Trip."

Challenge Prompt: For this challenge, you're tasked with creating a delicious meal that will travel well and still look great. From picnics and school lunches to bento boxes, or any other meal on the go, you need to whip up a entree, side, drink, and dessert to enjoy after hitting the road. Be sure that your meal fits inside the Project Food Blog Road Trip Cooler. (from foodbuzz here)

Please stop by Taste With The Eyes to read the contest entry and experience the breathtaking scenery and delicious heart healthy picnic at Royal Palms State Beach in San Pedro here!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

quesadillas florales

quesadillas florales
Hi Friends - I am still in the contest!
Thought I would share my latest entry!
See you soon.
Lori Lynn

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dear Friends

Dear Friends of San Pedro Daily Photo,
It has been a busy month! Lots of traveling, building a new little home in Las Vegas, and getting ready for the start of another school year. I had planned to resume my daily posting on the first day of autumn, but I have decided to push that back just a wee bit further as I have entered my food blog Taste With The Eyes into a contest called PROJECT FOOD BLOG in search of the next Food Blog Star sponsored by Foodbuzz.

The first challenge started with the charge to write about "what defines you as a blogger," which I have reposted here. The next week's challenge is to cook a Classic dish (with heavy competition from 400 talented bloggers), followed by the hosting of a Luxury Dinner Party (my specialty). This is so much fun! And time consuming. So San Pedro Daily Photo is taking a back seat until the contest has run its course. I look forward to resuming the daily postings from our charming little town! Thanks for your continued support and patience.
Lori Lynn

Monday, August 23, 2010

See You in September

We are doing a fair share of traveling and will have lots of neat photos when we return.
Hope you are enjoying your summer!
Thanks for stopping by, see you soon...

Friday, August 20, 2010

SkyWatch Friday - Returning to LA

Downtown Los Angeles

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Beautiful Beach House

Thank you Kirk & Al for the wonderful time we spent together exploring the Oregon Coast, for your gracious hospitality and most importantly, for your friendship!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Spirit House & Sequoia

Coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) occupy a narrow strip of land approximately 470 miles in length and 5–47 miles in width along the Pacific coast of North America.

The Thai Spirit House placed in an auspicious spot on the property provides shelter for the spirits that were displaced by the building of the home.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


In search of a GEOCACHE.

Look there, behind the pot!

The geocache contains small trinkets...

...and a logsheet for finders to sign in. If you take something from the cache, leave something of greater or equal value.

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment. There are over a million active geocaches around the world. (visit to learn more about this worldwide treasure hunt)

This geocache is in Manzanitas, Oregon. Happy hunting!

Monday, August 16, 2010


We came across all sorts of mushrooms in the forest, but, alas, not the State Mushroom:

The 1999 Legislature recognized the Pacific golden chanterelle (Cantharellus formosus) as the official mushroom of the State of Oregon. This mushroom is a wild, edible fungi of high culinary value that is unique to the Pacific Northwest. More than 500,000 pounds of the Pacific golden chanterelles are harvested annually in Oregon, representing a large portion of the commercial mushroom business.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Necarney Creek

Suspension Bridge over Necarney Creek

Necarney Creek, Oswald West State Park

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wild Salal Berries

Spotted on our hike in the Oswald West State Park.
Native to the Pacific Northwest.
Similar taste to blueberries with a slight hint of almond.
Use to make jam or wine!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Water Dog Paradise

Short Sand Beach

(not for Wilson, he can't swim)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Smugglers Cove

Dad & Daugher

it is quite a hike to get to the beach
love her squid towel

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Epilobium angustifolium
Fireweed or Rosebay Willowherb
@ Smugglers Cove, Oregon

This pretty, tall, flowering plant grows in open areas with little competition, such as sites of forest fires and forest clearings, hence its name, FIREWEED.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Nehalem Bay, Oregon

Imagine waking up to the song of the seagull, spending your afternoon on a kayak trip around Nehalem Bay, then taking a short walk over the dunes to the beach. There you'll sit with a blanket and watch the sun set over the ocean in the shadow of Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain. Finally, snuggle down for the night while the ocean waves sing you a lullaby. This is Nehalem Bay State Park...

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Driftwood at Short Sand Beach at Smugglers Cove

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Great State

Message board at trailhead:

This is a great state.
Love, Corinne

P.S. I love you!

We agree with the unknown hiker called Corinne!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Flying to Portland

Food & Wine in flight?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Three Sisters Volcanos

Traveling to Oregon!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bowl o' Roses

Day Breaker Floribunda Rose

Monday, August 2, 2010

Stairway to Heaven

Construction at my new neighbors' house in Vegas.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Gee, is it August already? Summer Camp ends in a few hoo.
I hope you are enjoying your summer!

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Choices Choices

My sister and I had great fun at the studio picking all the options for the new little house in Vegas. Here is the final decision on flooring, cabinetry, and countertops.

  • Graphite Brown granite countertop and full backsplash in kitchen.
  • White on White cultured marble for bathroom vanities.
  • Thunder Gray carpet for 2 bedrooms and great room.
  • Grizzly Gray "slate" flooring for kitchen, hallways, bathrooms, office.
  • Birch recessed panel cabinetry with black knobs in kitchen and bathrooms.
  • Black kitchen appliances.
  • White walls, enhanced baseboards.

This design is so different than my current house, with its wood floors and every room a different color, and where there is absolutely nothing gray.

Friday, July 30, 2010

SkyWatch Friday - Desert Sky

Las Vegas

Taken on my trip to Vegas last weekend. Are you a fan of the dry desert heat?

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

my dirt in the desert...

...soon to be a small 3 bedroom, single story home.
I think that pile of rocks in the foreground is just about where the front door will be located.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

street names

Subtle Color Ave. & Art Nouveau St.

In a few months, there will be a brand new little house here.

Las Vegas communities have some interesting street names. Many seem to have adjectives. I think it would be fun to name all the streets in a town. I know I wouldn't use numbers (First Street) or letters (Avenue A), that's too boring.

How about a theme? Names of grapes - Pinot Gris Avenue and Zinfandel Street, or food like Truffle Avenue and Caviar Street? How about naming all the streets after your family and friends? What do you think Mom? How about Joyce Terrace? Bill Boulevard, Donald Drive, Randi Road, Paula Place, Wilson Way? Lori Lynn Lane is quite euphonious!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

not in pedro

That's the Las Vegas Strip!

I've been in Vegas making plans to build a new little house for long-term investment/retirement purposes. Looking forward to sharing the progress on San Pedro Daily Photo.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Long Beach Airport

The terminal building was first dedicated in 1941 and designated a Cultural Heritage Landmark in 1990.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Who Am I?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

what are YOU grilling?

King Trumpet Mushrooms on Rosemary Skewers

Friday, July 23, 2010

SkyWatch Friday - Glorious!

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Sunrise on the Hills
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I stood upon the hills, when heaven's wide arch
Was glorious with the sun's returning march,
And woods were brightened, and soft gales
Went forth to kiss the sun-clad vales.
The clouds were far beneath me; bathed in light,
They gathered mid-way round the wooded height,
And, in their fading glory, shone
Like hosts in battle overthrown.
As many a pinnacle, with shifting glance.
Through the gray mist thrust up its shattered lance,
And rocking on the cliff was left
The dark pine blasted, bare, and cleft.
The veil of cloud was lifted, and below
Glowed the rich valley, and the river's flow
Was darkened by the forest's shade,
Or glistened in the white cascade;
Where upward, in the mellow blush of day,
The noisy bittern wheeled his spiral way.

I heard the distant waters dash,
I saw the current whirl and flash,
And richly, by the blue lake's silver beach,
The woods were bending with a silent reach.
Then o'er the vale, with gentle swell,
The music of the village bell
Came sweetly to the echo-giving hills;
And the wild horn, whose voice the woodland fills,
Was ringing to the merry shout,
That faint and far the glen sent out,
Where, answering to the sudden shot, thin smoke,
Through thick-leaved branches, from the dingle broke.

If thou art worn and hard beset
With sorrows, that thou wouldst forget,
If thou wouldst read a lesson, that will keep
Thy heart from fainting and thy soul from sleep,
Go to the woods and hills! No tears
Dim the sweet look that Nature wears.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


All the rest of the geese and ducks hang out in the pond and streams at Averill Park. Not this guy. We usually find him on the street corner at Weymouth and Averill Park Drive. And it is the same goose that was chasing kids on the other side of the park last February, we can tell by his unique black spots. Maybe he just doesn't like water? What do you think?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mural on Gaffey Street

@ Babouch Moroccan Restaurant

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer Camp