Took a therapy trip on Saturday. Kind of a last-minute decision to go to Carmel for lunch, a round trip of a little over 600 miles. I left at 5:30 am and stopped in Cambria for about an hour. Had a little minor car problem that took a half hour to remedy, and got to Carmel about 12:30. Ate a delicious breakfast for lunch at From Scratch, then turned around and took my time coming down our spectacular Big Sur coast. After a little visit with my friends at the Elephant Seal preserve, I hit Morro Bay about sunset. Had the same car issue so took another half hour to remedy it, during which a man (possibly my age but seeming older) delighted me with horrible old turkey jokes. He was so charming all I could do was laugh and thank the Universe for sending him to take the edge of what promised to be a very stressful time. Once I had remedied the situation, I again got on the highway just in time to enjoy the almost full supermoon right in front of me.
Sometimes you get to be grateful for the delays.
|Looked over and realized the most spectacular sunrise of the year was happening in my side mirror.|
|Sunrise clouds reflecting on the sea.|
|Waiting for the Cambria nursery to open. Loved the moss.|
|At the Barnyard. I love the way the sunlight was making the petals translucent.|
|Green grass coming up along the Big Sur coast. I was there about the same time last year, and it was just brown dirt.|
|I will never tire of sunlight on seawater.|
|REALLY high tide and dramatic waves.|
|Just a gentle mist. Barely noticeable in person, but stunning in the pictures.|
|The big teenage boys, practicing in the water.|
|Sunbathing. Doesn't she look sublimely content?|
|The night before the full moon. A fitting ending before the trip home.|
For the next three nights I enjoyed taking dozens of pictures of the November 2016 Supermoon. I actually had to drive around the neighborhood to find a gap in the trees big enough to not be blocking the moon. It was worth the effort. What a gorgeous experience.
|November 2016 SuperMoon.|