Sunday, December 19, 2021

Sparkling Blue

  


I just needed to be reminded of this beauty. The sparkling blue Monterey Bay. I think I probably photographed this the last time we were in Capitola in 2019, before the family beach house was sold. This sparkling blue water is the balance to the bleak gray skies here, balance to the chaotic madness of the times we're living in, balance to headlines that scream about Trump's anti-semitism (scaring me all the way down to my Ashkenazi bones), balance to a raging pandemic, balance to this day that would have been my father's 103rd birthday. He's been gone almost 30 years, but he is remembered with a love as high as the sky, as blue as the sea, as sparkling as the reflected light of the sun. 


PS-- We haven't gotten any test results from Roger's Zio patch yet. He mailed it last Tuesday, so we're just waiting and wondering. We will update as soon as we know anything. Beauty is the balance to this wait as well.

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  1. Beautiful photo, reminding me of many days spent at the seashore, in California, in Mexico, in Florida, and most wonderfully, in San Remo, Italy. (The topless ladies there were equally wonderful.) As for Roger's Zio patch results, the longer it takes to get them, perhaps the better the news.

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    1. Catalyst-- There's just nothing like looking out at the blue sea. It's always beautiful... always.
      We're hoping for good news on the Zio results.

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  2. I'm glad you have beauty to balance the waiting.

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  3. Aww that makes me miss the peace that water can bring.
    Waiting for results is so hard. I agree with Catalyst, bad news usually comes quickly. Still hoping they can provide an easy fix.

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    1. Patti-- Yes, that calm beautiful blue sea is truly peaceful.
      We're hoping that we hear some news this week.

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  4. Beauty will win out over all the drab negative things! I am needing to be near water again!

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    1. Barbara-- There's nothing quite like the endless stretch of that beautiful blue sea.

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  5. Thanks for sharing such beauty with me! Happy 103rd Birthday to your Dad! How nice that you such loving memories of him! Peace to you and Roger!

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    1. EllenD-- My father was a very kind and good man. My sibs and I have been emailing all day reminding each other of his pet names for us and his sweet habits. A well-loved dad always.

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  6. Blue water is so amazing to me since the Gulf is almost always brown from the turbulence of the currents stirring up the sand and the rivers here are muddy too. You have to go up in the hill country for clear water rivers.

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    1. ellen-- It never occurred to me that the water would be brown there. How interesting. I'm glad that you have someplace to go to see it sparkling blue.

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  7. Nice contrast of sparkling blue and societal problems.

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    1. Red-- Yes, these times we're living in, we have both.

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  8. Just the mention of your father brings positive images to mind to balance what is unsettled in mine. The view of Monterey Bay does the same. Thank you so much on this day of celebrating the birth of your father.

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    1. am-- I so love that the mention of my dad brings positive images to you. Yes, beautiful Monterey Bay lifts the heart sky high too.

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  9. It's amazing how a water view lifts the soul, isn't it?

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    1. Steve-- Yes, that beautiful blue sea is as tranquil as it gets on a calm blue-sky day.

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  10. Your photo shows a pretty shade of blue water that suggests peacefulness to me. Nice choice to focus on while you wait. Balance, indeed.

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    1. Ally Bean-- Yes, when I was looking at old photos and came across this pic from our days in Capitola, it brought such peace to my inner self.

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  11. Such a gorgeous pic! Serenity now. I wore a zio and it took a while to get the results! Hope Roger's is good!

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    1. kenju-- So glad you liked the photo. Thank you for that and for the info about Zio and your good wishes.

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  12. What a glorious photo! It makes me want to take the kayak out, but it’s too cold over here. Hugs to you and Roger!

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    1. oldwhitelady-- I love the idea of taking a kayak out there. We used to see kayakers in the bay, paddle boarders, sea lions, sea otters, and whales!!

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  13. Clear skies for us in summer means it's way too hot so I'll swap with you any day Robin! Though I've never seen snow and don't think I'd cope well with that sort of cold either.

    I hope you get Roger's results soon so the doctors can give him the best care possible.

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    1. Dr Michelle-- Interestingly, it's not that cold here on the north coast of California, but winter is bleak, gray, foggy, cloudy, damp and lasts forever!
      We're waiting for test results and hoping for the best.

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