Archive for May, 2016

Peach Roses

The peach drift roses we put in a year or so ago are so beautiful.peach_rosebud_1356

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Dogwood Blossoms

Spring is officially here. Our dogwoods are in full bloom; this Satomi Pink is absolutely covered in flowers.

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Last Morning in Big Sur

We were up early to begin our 500-mile trek from Big Sur to Medford. The view from our balcony was stereotypically beautiful: peacefully quiet with coastal fog from the ocean spreading among the fir trees and deer grazing in the meadow below.

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Elephant Seals

Our drive south ended at Piedras Blancas, near San Simeon and included a long stop to watch the elephant seals.

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Big Sur Coast–McWay Falls

One of the recommended stops along this section of the California coast is McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. It is a spectacular setting.

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The breathtaking vistas on our sixty-mile drive between The Ventana Inn and San Simeon were non-stop:

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Bixby Bridge

Making our way south to Big Sur we crossed the famous, oft-photographed Bixby Bridge on Highway 101. On a beautiful day like this, the setting was, indeed, worth a photo stop.

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Pinnacles National Park

Pinnacles is one of the less well-known National Parks but popular, apparently, among local hikers. It was a bit of a disappointment for us. After visiting the stunning topography at the Utah parks and Yosemite the rocky formations at Pinnacles were not so impressive.

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