The recent weather system passing through the County of Orange produced these BIG, puffy fantastic clouds. The skyline resembled oil on canvas from the romantic era of landscape painting. As I was headed home after my open house this past weekend, I decided to stop off at Victoria Vista Park in Costa Mesa to take in the surrounding skies.
It was definitely brisk in the late afternoon, but well worth catching these panoramic views that this wonderful park offers. Victoria Vista Park rests on top of the mesa overlooking the City of Huntington Beach. You can get views of Catalina on a clear day, as well as, the mountaintops of the San Bernardino National Forrest.
On the day of my visit, I was able to capture the every changing skyline, a silhouette of Catalina with sun spots on the Pacific and the dusted white mountaintops of the San Bernardino National Forest. It was awe-inspiring; inspirational. It reminded me about the importance of taking some time off and getting wrapped up in the beauty of nature.
In addition to the sights, the park offers a flat field for recreational sports and playground equipment for children. Many people where out and about walking their dogs and I even caught a family flying a kite. The ravine below is a natural preserve where horseback riders can travel along the winding paths. On one occasion, I have even seen dog sled teams with all terrain scooters running the paths of the park.
Take some time off, and get out into our cities parks. There are plenty of green spaces that offer a wide arrange of activities for neighbors of the community. Remember that our tax dollars pay for these parks, so go out and enjoy your investment.