Thursday, May 23, 2013

A rolling stone....

gathers no moss...

Along with travels to Portales and Pittsburgh, while moving and renovating my new studio space....

I was also fortunate to have made previous travel plans to distract me from all of this.

So off we went to an area just north of San Francisco......

coincidentally near where this one was heating her cauldrons just days before

(which you can read about here)

Our path took us a bit to the west of where she was in Inverness to

Point Reyes National Seashore

where we hiked for great misty vistas

and more intimate ones

watched the fog settle in....

and roll out again...

over fields of wildflowers

and down to 

calm on one side of the peninsula


on the other,

tossing up creatures...

like this one

then we hiked some more

anticipating a lagoon

 where on the way....we saw this guy lurking

as we proceeded with caution....

to find this beautiful place.

On the day we journeyed to the historic 

it was foggy and windy and cold in contrast

we hiked down 

over 300 steps

to view the magnificent light box that was the 'LIGHT' 

and while everyone was ooooo-ing and ahhhhh-ing over the hundreds of 'made in Paris' prisms that reflected the 
tiny light bulb......

I was eyeing the mends in the curtains that protect the lens

grateful for MY lens that drew them closer 


  1. Oh I was there once. It is so pretty! I remember thinking we would never get there since it is some distance from San Fran!

    1. Oh Yes Roberta! It was magical. I have a good friend who was a Ranger there at the lighthouse. Since I've known her she has urged me to visit that place. You are's not on the way to anywhere and a bit of a haul from San Fran. I was there for 4 worth the effort! With all we DID see, we missed the season for baby seals and whales......something for next time! OH and something I forgot to mention.....right on the earthquake fault! The views were from the Pacific plate to the North American. Simply mind boggling.

  2. Beautiful photos...and what a mending surprise. Wonder if that would work for the socks I have waiting to be darned... ;-)

    1. oooooo the pins might be a bit prickly........

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    1. I swear my friend said she lived there when she was park ranger, but she must have lived at the park housing on the ridge....sources say this is the windiest place on the Pacific coast......and the second foggiest.......the power of Gaia there is captivating and invigorating beyond description

  4. i love point reyes . i would have loved to have been in that class .i was in sf at the same time ... waiting for my grand daughter to be born.
    i am so glad that class turned out and i hope they do it again .

    1. Hey Kathy! I'm guessing your event was a bit more important to attend? How did that turn out? So nice to know so many kindred souls were gathered near you.....

  5. the baby is wonderful .. 2 weeks now . leelee 9lb 11 oz .
    i am now traveling up and down the coast . at least for a while .
    i do think it was amazing to be so close . i sent all of you good vibes.

    1. leelee how sweet. A big one too! Felt your vibes....blessings to the wee one and wishing you safe travels.

  6. What stunning pictures of Point Reyes and Yosemite. Brings back memories of a trip a couple years ago to the Point Reyes National Seashore. And, oh, Yosemite, one of the most spectacular places on earth. It was great to see your photo of Yosemite Falls. How lucky you were to see it flowing. Last September when I was there, it was dry as a bone. Looking forward to maybe seeing you in New Mexico in the Fall.

    1. Lori, I thought of you when I was there.......! I am so fortunate to have seen the falls flowing. My experience last fall was the same as yours. On to Taos!

    2. Lori, I thought of you when I was there.......! I am so fortunate to have seen the falls flowing. My experience last fall was the same as yours. On to Taos!

  7. First of all, I wanna thank you for sharing these wonderful photos that made my soul at least for a moment at peace. As a mom, I don’t have time or a moment where I could just sit listen to beauty of silence. But while scanning the photos, I really felt uplifted, renewed and happy. Thank you! God Bless you!

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    1. You are so welcome! This is a validation for continuing this blog. I was a mom of a small one a long time ago. I promise you will have the experiences you long for after you complete the most important job of all.....raising little ones. I also think it's important to introduce them to the beauty of silence. I'm not sure I ever did that, but he sees my happiness now.