There are very few spots left on this earth like Monterrey. The seals are guarded, the otters are protected, deer munch while traipsing through the streets and whales are watched.
All the while, the walking trails and town center are walkable, picturesque and clean. Basically it’s a peninsula surrounded by a bay and the Pacific Ocean. So every where you look, there’s blue water and the air is pristine and refreshing.
Lots of quaint shops and boutiques, fancy custom homes and well-tended gardens. It’s spring and the flowers just burst with abandon up in colder climes at the first hint of warm sunshine.
Orange Poppies scattered throughout California freeways with green backgrounds and blue skies.
Central California Coast – Lupines brilliantly and naturally popping with color after our deluge of rains.
And deer just munching on front lawns and people’s perennial flowers in Pacific Grove, Monterrey Bay. One of the best beach cities I have ever visited because of its abounding nature and serene energy.
George Sand so succinctly stated, “There is only one happiness in life … to love and be loved.”
Many thanks to my chickadees, one and all, who are now full-fledged songbirds. My time with them and their partners enlarge my vision, grows my heart and fills me with hope. Space and awareness lead to learning. Needed words spill into longing arms.
Our moments together this week inspired me into action. Even more important, our connections rang true and our bonds deepened.
In Mendocino, I travel to Cabot Cove and I find sparkle in every fog, drama in every crashing cliff and life reaching in every crevice. The hand of Goddess is everywhere as the sea stains the rock with spray and the howling wind caresses the grasses with scented blue rays of air.
After duly contributing to the well being of others, we funded another good cause and grabbed lunch at The Butcher’s Son, an all-vegan dining establishment that has risen to stardom on University Ave.in Berkeley.