Autumn on the coast is one of the most spectacular times in California. Most people do not realize that this is the best weather we may have all year round and the crowds have gone leaving space for quiet reflection and taking in the surroundings on ones own.
One of my own favorite contemplative walks is just opposite from the Hearst Castle entrance at what us locals call "the Cove" in San Simeon. There you may stroll down the sandy beach and wander up through the sweet smelling eucalyptus grove till it reveals a sea weathered point facing north. One feels like you are on a bow of a ship,exposed to all the elements of sky, wind and sea. The trail winds along the coastline till it fades away in to the mist. I explore the area with a new friend that just moved to the central coast and am able to lead her into the "enchanted forest" where your imagination expects to see King Arthur and Gueinevere come galloping by.on their majestic horses. My new friend is wide eyed and she takes it all in with her large cannon to capture the moment. It is a moment to pause, soak in all that is around and just breathe in with delight. Oh how amazing creation is here and just how privileged we are to be able to live here. I can't stop smiling and savor this day of sharing.
I am enthralled with life by the sea, The ever changing seasons and hours of the day keep me inspired to create my impressions through visual arts. I love to see the changes and growths in myself and people around me.