It was picture perfect. The view, the colours, the landscape. The sun was out, and the ocean was always just over the hill. It was a spectacularly, beautiful day!
I was driving a rented Mini convertible – candy apple red, of course – with the top down, (again, of course!) along the coastal highway from San Francisco to Carmel. I had stopped here at this nature reserve for a hike. There were sea lions out on the ragged rocks, a pounding surf, views for miles, and an expansive blue sky. What a day!
Remembering the day, and remembering the moment when I took this photograph brings me joy! The sunshine, the blue sky, the beauty, the freedom. Joy. Pure Joy.
What better antidote to a rather less than remarkable day today. Rainy. Cold. Grey. Did I mention it was cold? Still cold. Even though it’s now April!
Well, even though I’m one who can usually find some bit of beauty in a grey day – actually, there can be lots of beauty in a grey day – it doesn’t seem to be happening today. Today, I needed that little blast of sunshine and beauty from the image above. I needed to be transported. Isn’t it amazing how an image can take you right back to a place – to what you felt and saw and heard. Senses reignited. I love that.
Nothing like a little California dreaming on a rainy afternoon!