Sunday, September 30, 2018

End Of September Photos

It's been a while since I compiled a few photos that we haven't shared here yet. It's always fun to take a look back and see what we had already forgotten. The sunlight lit it all up for us.






This last photo is Roger at the top of Trinidad Head. We hiked up there on the day we went to scatter roses in the harbor for my mom on her birthday. After the foggy summer we had, it was delightful to have a month of light. And now rain is in the forecast already. Looking forward to rainbows!

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  1. Great photos as always, especially the last two; wonderful way to celebrate your mom.
    All our parents are now exploring the universe!

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    1. isabelita-- You once wrote that our parents are on a magical mystery tour of the universe, and that is now one of my most favorite ways to think of them!

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    2. I'd like to think of them doing it in the '78 VW camper van my in-laws drove about the country in before they gave it to us and quit driving.

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  2. Of all these beautiful September photos, my favorite is your portrait of Roger at the top of Trinidad Head on your mother's birthday. Sweet to know that your roses are simultaneously floating in the harbor, to witness how the power of love works in your lives.

    Did you ever read Ursula Le Guin's book The Wizard of Earthsea? Trinidad Head and Trinidad Harbor are places she was thinking about when she created the world where the main character was born and raised. I first read that book before I had ever been to Trinidad. When I first visited Trinidad in the 1970s while driving south from Bellingham for a visit to the San Francisco Peninsula, I remember feeling that Trinidad was extraordinary place, a place of clarity, a place I would love to call my home. Maybe I've said this before (-:

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    1. am-- I never did read that book by Le Guin. It sounds wonderful. I think I'll go find it at the library. Trinidad is beautiful. Sometimes we imagine selling this house and moving there. It's only 15 miles north of us. So so close.

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  3. You live in such a beautiful place. I always enjoy your cloud pictures.

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    1. Colette-- It really is beautiful here. A little out of the way and hard to get to, but so worth the journey.

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  4. How beautiful your country of California is!

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    1. 37paddington-- You made me smile. Yes, my beautiful country of California!

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  5. You always have the best sky photos and that moon was delightful. Glad your Mom's birthday celebration went well. I really like that idea.

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    1. Patti-- When that fog lifted I fell in love again, right way. We've been scattering flowers in the bay since my dad died in 1992. Our own little variation of flowers at the grave.

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  6. Love all the photos, but especially the photo of Roger at Trinidad Head. I think Am has written much of what I was thinking. I've spent some time around there, so it is nice to see photos and know you were there. The weather is nice here too -- sunny and clear most days. Cooler now. It's good to get outdoors and stretch out legs, eyes and minds. :)

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    1. bev-- Trinidad is so beautiful. We feel lucky that can just get in the car and go 15 miles north and be there. The coastline between here and there is truly breathtaking as well.

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  7. To echo others, you live in a gorgeous part of the world. On the edge of the world. A great place for sky gazing, both clouds and moons. I'm so thankful that you take pictures and share with us! And that you have the energy to get out there in the world where things are a bit wild and free.

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    1. Tara-- It's true, we do live in a gorgeous part of the world. We are happy here. You know what I say, "Arcata reminds me of Santa Cruz, circa 1975." It's the best.

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  8. Lovely photographs. I'm so glad the weather broke so you could scatter the roses into the harbor. What a lovely idea. While you wait for rainbows, I suggest you take a look at LL Bean mesh-lined long raincoats. I got one that is quite too large so I can layer under it in cold weather. When it's zippered and snapped, only your ankles and feet would get wet. Unlike many other raincoats, the hood cannot blow off. And you can prevent the wet feet with a pair of colorful Wellies. Or you could go my husband's route and get pants and jacket that will accomplish the same thing.

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    1. NCmountainwoman-- I love your advice about good rain gear. We have some old crappy raincoats, but I do think we might be more inspired to head out in the rain if we were more prepared. Thank you for that!

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    2. Don't forget your rubbers!

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  9. I love that sky in the top photo! A great assortment of pleasant images. Focus on the positive! :)

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    1. Steve-- Thank you! I love that one too. The beauty of our planet is one of the things that helps keep me sane (sort of!).

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  10. Great skies, gorgeous moon, what a wonderful world it is.

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    1. Sabine-- Thank you. Been thinking of you and hoping all is well.

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  11. We got our first real dousing since about May today. Why was it you left again?

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    1. Phil-- Well really we left because we were too far from our aging moms. But also there was something about early the sun rose in summer and how late it set, and how late it rose in winter and how early it set. Oh yeah, the rain too!

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