hello. i am here. marveling at the amber kelp.
making contour drawings.
more sunrise/sunset walks
more friends visited
i’ve been a veritable social butterfly. and have enjoyed every minute.
syd, mary, joyce, sharron, & pam. the usual suspects. plus jill popped by over her lunch break and put us all to shame with her incredible inky portraits.
most sunrises i walk alone. the water is pale and the shoreline is misty.
this afternoon after pam headed back to LA i took a long nap then went back to the beach in time for sundown. then off to pierre lafond for takeout. if you go, try a peanut butter chocolate square.
i’ve gotten used to using my iphone for nearly all of my blog pics. it’s just easier, but the photo quality is not always good. but good enough.
i finished season 2 of happy valley.
pam’s visual journals below
my spot at the table
i’ll share the link for my cottage rental when i get home. it’s affordable and in a great location. plus there’s the dark lane to trek down at night.
tomorrow i’m off to meet someone who lives nearby. can’t wait to see her gardens! take good care friends.
i’ll just be here, enjoying my one wild & precious life.
These pics are just fine.
LOVE having ones coming in and becoming twos or threes then leaving then changing it up again. It’s very fun and not like social media at all.
I guess it’s adding to, rather than subtracting. It makes places out of the ordinary more extraordinary!
Love, Love your post today! You are getting most excellent at blind contouring and making us dream
Jane B. says
“…enjoying my one wild and precious life..” precisely, MAM, precisely. You are the pied piper of lifestyle!
Jill Mccutcheon says
That was the best “lunch break”. Thanks for saving me a spot. Wish I could have shared a beach walk as well.
Elizabeth Woodford says
All of your pictures bring back so many memories!! I do remember the kelp beds there being so amazing. Are you finding many treasures on the beach? So nice not to see oil blobs on the beach!! Love your sunset with sandpiper pics!! I do adore traveling with you. Thank you so much!!
Ann Dettmer says
I should have known you were a Mary Oliver fan.
Lovely pictures Mary Ann, very enjoyable.
Carol K says
Wyatt, with his little toupee head! Beautiful drawings. Beautiful photos. Wish I was there – I’d be very quiet and not track in too much sand. I promise.
Kate Burroughs says
Love seeing all the sights in Montecito. Have you thought about where you could afford to live along the coast when you retire? Thanks for sharing the journal pages. Aloha, Kate
Elise B. from Central NY! says
oh my goodness! pitter-patter goes my heart
i am talking to my husband about taking a month to visit LA! He is near retirement, has 6 weeks of paid vacation time and I have flexibility right now (that’s prob going to change when he retires since i am 8 years younger and will become the household supporter ;-(…oh well…that’s life)
so glad you have visitors to enjoy your time with and that table of art supplies is making me go nutty! hahahahaha!!
I especially love bling contours. They are fun and very cool to see the results…
I’ve had a lot of coffee today. you might have notices
Thank you for sharing with us!!!!
Elise B. from Central NY! says
BLIND contours not BLING contours !
Clare Davison says
Beautiful photos! ?
You do know how to settle in, moss cottage montecito works it’s magic…xox
Vicki in Michigan says
You give a great sense of a wonderful place. Thank you for taking us along………………
Beautiful photos..if those are iphone photos, yes indeed, very very good enough. Love seeing your work station and all the lovely things that come from it. Here in Texas, we are in the middle of a strong thunder storm, keeping me awake in the wee hours. Drinking tea, feeling like I am in Montecito with you. Mmm…I’ll have the sea salt and the pomegranate chocolates!
Bev Langby says
Fun time, love seeing your work desk and great journal pages from everyone….I love Happy Valley , have you seen The Fall and LastTango in Halifax sure you would love them if you haven’t …
I love how you make a home for yourself wherever you go ~
jacki long says
Really wonderful shots, feel like I am there.
:ove how you enjoy your life and let us peek!