Archive for February, 2011

~the sublimity of nature~

Friday, February 18th, 2011

We made a stormy, moody drive down Hwy 1, once known (in its various sections) as Theodore Roosevelt Highway. Above is the Bixby Bridge, completed in 1932 and joining Monterey to Big Sur. Prior to its construction this 30-mile journey was made over a day or two on sketchy wagon roads over precipitous ridges. Gratitude […]

~what remains~

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! A Spanish greeting on a Chinese holiday. We took a short trip down to Año Nuevo beach. The explorer Sebastian Vizcaino discovered the point on January 3, 1603, thus it was named Punta de Año Nuevo. The land, part of the Monterey Formation, began as silt beneath the sea 13 million years […]

~whale bones & sand dollars~

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

I found fossilized sand dollar pieces. I cooked a damn fine plum, almond, chicken tagine. I saw vast views from Mt. Tamalpais and Pt. Reyes Lighthouse. I got slightly sunburned. I lost track of time. I got the legs of my pants sea-soaked. I fondled the occipital bone, foramen magnum and cranial cavity of a […]

~dog meets sea~

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

~auspicious friend~

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

The light lured us outside to catch the lowest of tides at Ocean Beach. We met joyous dogs, tiny jellyfish and befuddled art students whose projects nearly floated out to sea. We also rescued a lady bug from the wet sand, and together she and I promenaded the length of the beach until Alfonso returned […]

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