Leaving the Elephant Seal Rookery we drive up the coast until we reach the Big Sur closure. After massive storms in March 2017 Hwy 1 was cut off between Cambria and Big Sur. Big construction trucks pass us going south on Highway 1. Cal Trans has been busy working to reconnect north and south. I spoke to this employee and work is ahead of schedule. Opening may be in July.
She is here to open the gates for the construction trucks
Heading back to Cambria we stop and admire the foggy coastline.
Thick fog yet it was not cold or windy.
Graffiti boulder. I loved the colors and thought it worth a photo.
We happen upon another gem. And again, no parking fees. Yeah.
Took one look and decided that I would heed the warning.
Narrow uneven steps
Braver and younger take the trail to the beach.
This public art points at Big Sur.
A pretty garden path leads to a nice restaurant.
Pride of Madeira
Bougainvillea in my favorite color
Right outside the restaurant this bird was enjoying a dip.
Such a nice day exploring the Central California coastline. Quiet, no hassle, get away from the noise kind of day I needed.
My camera and I ventured to the central coast of California last month. There I got away from the noise of life. Our destination town Cambria met all the requirements for peace.
Our cottage across from Moonstone Beach provided a lovely, easy morning walk. Many dogs accompany their owners along the boardwalk.
JoJo stops to pose for me
And they continue on their way.
The first day the air was crisp without even a breeze. Dare I take a macro shot. Usually when I think of it the wind starts up.
Sea Gull (my high school mascot) hangs out
Each finds something to enjoy on this walk
Today I am an observer and enjoyer of nature. My lightweight camera system is perfect for this morning.
Finding faces in the rock formation
Pride of Madera put on quite a show
My shutter is so quiet I quickly caught him. He soon hopped out of sight.
Checking out the tide pool
Spent some time watching this couple. Trying to imagine their conversation.
This first morning in Cambria enjoying Moonstone Beach clears the mind. Where do you go to clear your mind?
The rest of the day was perfect and I will share in the coming weeks. Nice to remember this anniversary vacation.
I wrote this post in April. Saved the draft, and stuff got in the way. Now in mid June with a moment to spare, and the weather heating up in Sacramento I am ready to share. My next post will address some of what has been going on in my life. My picture taking continued, but my blog did not.
Plenty of discouraging things to read about in the newspaper. So on Tuesdays my CTT group heads out to discover natural beauty. Plenty of rain filled the rivers, streams and creeks. The landscape is covered with brightly colored flowers upon a green backdrop.
Checking the forecast is part of the planning stage. So far the rain has found us while we were out shooting, but it didn’t derail our plans. Once we planned an indoor activity, just to discover the sun. You just never know.
It is good for me to get out with camera in hand and away from fb, phone, and internet. Sometime I find it fun to explore new places, and sometimes my return visit takes place at a different time of year. Anyway I always look for new ways to see things.
This a return trip to Crystal Hermitage Garden. Located north of Nevada City, Ca. I visited the Ananda Retreat last year. Then the sun was shining and the tulips were open. My return trip found us shooting in the rain. This is such a peaceful place, and the beauty was not diminished by the weather.
Tulips in the Rain
One of many statues found on the grounds
Each space planned with care.
Stand up to the rain, and be colorful!
Thanks for stopping by!
For this blog I used my Olympus OMD-E5 mirrorless camera and my Panasonic Lumix point and shoot. I just never know when I come across a photo opportunity.
Hand Prints Foot Prints
Golden Hour Highlights Lavender
Sunset in Woodland Hills
I found this garden art irresistible.
Just love this colorful display
Hotel architecture catches my eye.
I found this art in the hotel lobby.
Chess for everyone
A shower of circles
Saw this sign and click!
Always on the look out for colors, patterns, and unusual signs makes the world around me fun. What have you seen that grabs your attention? Keep your eyes open!