the last 2 nights the sunset was magnificent. sharron & i were talking about how even though our star does this every single day the wonder never gets smaller. just bigger. all of us gather to watch. a man of perhaps 25 and a little rough around the edges saw me taking this picture. he held up his camera phone to show me his and we chattered for a minute about what to call this color. he was so excited. "it already got 51 likes on facebook!" well, it's amazing. yes it is. we gather to watch and we all agree.
there were 2 summer swimming platforms that will come down next week. lone swimmers cutting through the water. parallell to the shore. and paddleboarders. a mother and son i decided. a bird looking at himself in the mirror. kelp. footprints!
i'm a detective with a pair of binoculars. everything and everyone will be examined. closely.
then there's sharron's house. about 1/4 mile inland hunkered down in a tropical thicket of flowers. a hidden avocado grove.
big white 19th century house. enormous palms. orange & fig trees heavy with fruit. vines laying claim to house and sheds. a gothic novel set in a little california beach town called carpinteria. i was spellbound. imagine living in the middle of a dense grove of avocado trees. they are so tall and their dark branches form canopies. i want to walk down the orchard path some cool night under a full moon and scare the cwap outta myself.
we stayed on the beach. joyce, sharron, and i. enjoyed a mini-art retreat. sketching, painting, writing, telling stories, all that. joyce used to work for bon appetit years and years ago. she knows her way around a kitchen. pot-roast nachos. that's all i'm saying. sharron & i licked our chops and banged our knives and forks on the table. okay, well maybe that was just me. we also went to la super rica in santa barbs one night.
meetcha back here, same time tomorrow?