Tuesday, July 15, 2008



The California coast has many treasures. These coast side mountains lead one's eyes and heart skyward, out of the dreary doldrums. I feel great just beholding them again.


And then, just look what is on the other side!






17 comments:

Nessa said...

Beautiful.

Tom & Icy said...

They are pretty, but back in the day, I had to walk up them to adjust the TV antennae and check the wires. Whew!

Doug said...

I think I know those places. Where were these photos taken relative to Half Moon Bay?

Ariel the Thief said...

A coast like that teaches respect.

magdalene-sophie said...

i might visit LA at the end of the year just before christmas ;)

photowannabe said...

All I can say is a big ahhhh.
Beautiful.

yellowdog granny said...

oh yes, i remember those views well...been a long time ago, but i really do miss it sometime...but they didn't have any dublin dr pepper..ha

actonbell said...

Breathtaking. If I lived there, it would be very hard to get me back indoors.

Anonymous said...

and to think,short distance(by way of crow)there are a million plus folks...lucky us for being here and not there...xoxo

Anonymous said...

BEHOLDING!!!

lime said...

i love how the land falls into the sea on the west coast. not like the midatlantic where it's gentle sloping.

G-Man said...

California has many treasures indeed. One of them is named Terry!
Greetings from the Mid-West...G

Dr.John said...

That is a great view. You are lucky to be able to see it first hand.

Jeanne said...

Makes me wish I was a ball rolling down that hillside.

Jamie Dawn said...

I've seen the CA coast many times over the years since I grew up in Fremont, then lived in Milpitas for about five years, then lived in the Patterson area for fifteen years. I especially love the Pacific Grove -Monterey-Carmel area. It's DO expensive to live there, but we did spend some vacation time there. Gorgeous!!
Your photos make me think of home.

:-)

Jamie Dawn said...

I failed to proofread...
It's SO expensive, NOT "DO" expensive.
Good grief!!
Holy Shite!
Son of a Birch!!

tsduff said...

Nessa - the pictures don't do it justice.

Tom & Icy - I know that was also probably walking uphill, shoeless, in the snow...

Doug - It is some many miles north of Half Moon Bay - beyond the Golden Gate on the Marin penninsula between Stinson Beach and Muir Beach. But the rugged California coast is incredible to behold the entire length.

Ariel The Thief: Not only respect but awe.

Magdalene-Sophie - Alas, the southern California coast doesn't have very many unpopulated wild coastlines or steep mountainsides to behold, but the beaches are fairly white and pretty to lay upon. If you are up in the bay area by San Francisco - give me a shout and we will take you on a drive you won't forget. (My email is in my profile).

Photowannabe - A thousand times so.

Granny - Dublin Dr. Pepper? Please enlighten me. I love Dr. Pepper... but isn't that Guiness?

Actonbell - I have that problem all the time. Every single day in fact.

Baby - Anywhere with you would be okay. Granted, some places are more okay than others, but essentially, as long as we are together, it just doesn't matter where we are. xo

Anonymous - just what are you holding? :)

Lime - There are plenty of places where there is no slope to speak of - some places to the south are just plain sea level. I prefer the amazing drama of rocks, breathtaking views from the cliffs, and crashing waves over the flat, sandy beaches any day.

Galen - You are one helluvah softie for a gruff biker kind of guy... I don't buy the outside image - or the Michael Moore look-alikeness... :) What a nice thing to say - thank you dear.

Dr. John: I recently looked at a survey which asked "Which one of your senses would you hate most to lose - and although I wanted to say sight (I do so much love the beautiful scenes of the earth's splendor); I finally settled on well, dang, it was a draw between touch (I'm thinking whole body touch as in hugs) and hearing... I can be moved to tears and extreme emotions by music. Why do we even toy with silly hypothetical questions which terrorize us anyway?

Jeanne - - You'd be flying. I hope you plan on having a nice cushy net to catch you before you reach the bottom... unless you are planning on leaping out into the sea past the rocks... :) If you were a giant beach ball, on the other hand, I could see the fun in it.

Jamie Dawn - The Carmel/Monterey 17 mile drive down the coast is as stunning a view as they come. I can't imagine how you vacationed much there (well, there is a yurt farm in Big Sur) given the exorbitant costs of lodging and dining in that area. It IS a beautiful place - I'm so fortunate to have been able to see so much of it.

JD - I mentioned your interesting post (inserting faux swearwords into conversations) to my HR manager today as I was notarizing a document for him. He was most impressed, actually agreed, and laughed a lot. That is a good sign from the HR manager. Fudge!