Friday, May 07, 2010

Life's A Beach!

Great day yesterday!

We started out by taking a long walk UP HILL BOTH WAYS with Randy's dogs, Jake and Max. A route of approximately 3 miles with severe climbs was invigorating! I love seeing all the flowers I can't grow on the east coast. My favorite? Agapanthus! Followed by Bottlebrush, Star jasmine...oh..the smell of the jasmine!

Seeing redwood trees also makes my heart pound, and the smell of the eucalyptus trees that grow along the coast. And succulents!! how I love their funky spongey-ness!

The weather was so nice that we drove down to Soquel and Capitola with the top down on Randy's car..This was the view from the windshield! Can you feel the sun and the gentle breeze? Temps around 70? BLISS!!

This is the lighthouse at Santa Cruz, a childhood beach haunt. My highscool prom was held at Santa Cruz one year...

Beach view at Capitola...a bit rockier than Santa Cruz, which has the nicest sand. Things get even rockier as you move down the coast to Monterey....

It was just a lovely lovely day!

We spent some time sewing last night. I am working on the blocks for next year's Quiltmaker Magazine columns...6 more issues of Addicted To Scraps fun!

Today we are on the way to San Francisco to go check out the Amish quilt exhibit at the De Young museum, and to pick up Randy's son who is coming in from Chicago for Mother's Day..busy busy happy happy!


  1. Wonderful to be "traveling" with you Bonnie! Great to see you having some fun:)

  2. This post brings me home. I grew up in Morgan Hill and spent many days along this coast, especially at the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz! My prom was also out that way, but I believe it was in Monterey! Enjoy your time in CA, I miss it living in OR now.

  3. Yay! California! Check out Britex Fabrics, why dont'cha. It's right downtown. Here's hoping you teach a class out here some day!

  4. It's so funny to me that people from the east coast love all the plants that we in California consider to be almost-weeds! But I'm sure it works the other way around, too... Have fun in SF (I'm just across the bay) and the wonderful Amish exhibit.

  5. Enjoy your time off! You are a truly busy lady, and I'm glad to see you resting and relaxing even if it means not seeing some of your marvelous creations for a few days!

  6. Bonnie: I'm glad you're relaxing. As a 4th generation Californian, I always feel at home when I return there for visits. You're forgetting the sage-y smell of the hills, but maybe it's not hot enough yet for that! Louise


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