Friday, August 28, 2009

Thursday morning's walk

As the sunlight rises over the mountains east of us, it ignites the white guanoed rocks in the waters below. Thursday morning, and I knew I had lots of work ahead of me, but a walk in the garden, with no eye for what tending things might need, seemed just the way to start the day.

My kitty and my camera came with me...

tiny pink roses on the path...

Leaning over the wall I see a gull, perhaps pondering where to dine for breakfast?

I know all the flowers have been given names...several of them usually and in various languages...I have even known this flower's name at some point in time and it grows under our apple trees in Sebastopol...but this morning it is a "perfect stranger," delighting me with its quiet beauty along a path by the wall above the sea.

When this century plant blooms it is likely to block the passage...

pale lavender native asters

a clique of aoeniums ... dinner plate sized succulents

morning light on the water

sunny side up

the trunk of the left most tree was soaking in a pure shot of sunlight

Phoebe, my faithful escort cat...time to get to work!

6 comments:

Suzenne said...

I enjoyed the "walk", but I missed YOU!!!

Neal said...

A beautiful tranquil place... thanks for sharing..

Sarah Beth said...

I like the kitty one the best! :)

Suzenne said...

looks a little like a Cistus -- rock rose?

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Though you shared this walk last week, I needed it so badly today. Thank you for a tranquil moment immersed in such beauty. I am truly blessed when I come to find Bread on the Water.

Neal said...

Thanks for your tip on the VIA magazine article... enjoyed it.... Cheers, Neal