California Coast, Birds, Squirrels, Trees, & Peace!

Last weekend, after attending The Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, CA (previous post), we drove the iconic 17-mile drive in Pebble Beach which was absolutely beautiful. Any view of the ocean is one where taking a zillion photos comes effortlessly. I didn’t take a zillion, but came close, so I’m including only a few here. I hope you enjoy part of Nature’s photo album.

And below is a poem I posted last year. Life is all about the beauty surrounding us, not giving those negative thoughts rent space, and breathing in the peace wherever you may find it…

Ever So Gently

Sometimes we get lost in our thoughts…
losing focus of stars shimmering above us,
the sky turning heavenly blue for our pleasure,
raindrops falling for our essential cleansing.
We tumble too deeply into the frontal lobe
allowing negative thoughts to awaken,
permitting them to throw a tantrum.

So we must remember the wind will carry
worries and doubts across rivers and oceans,
majestic trees will sway with joy, sheltering
from shadows, and light will continue to shine,
even if only a slight glimmer peeks through.
Its glow will grow ever so gently into a bright
beacon of hope rising with the golden sun
bringing the most beautiful clarity to our vision.

Lauren Scott (c) 2022 ❀️

33 thoughts on “California Coast, Birds, Squirrels, Trees, & Peace!

  1. Lauren, what a magical drive and the moody sky only adds to the sense of the drama of the landscape. You did well to not take a zillion photos – I can relate!πŸ˜€ I loved your poem and here is to ‘a slight glimmer’ of light becoming a beacon of hope to each and every one of us!

    1. Thanks for your magical words, Annika, and it was truly a magical drive. I’m thankful we had the chance. I still took too many photos. Sigh. πŸ™‚ It’s great to see you, too, hope all is well! πŸ’•

    1. Aww, thanks for your beautiful comment, Marina. I’m so happy you enjoyed this “joy ride.” πŸ™‚ Have a great day, dear friend, and Hugs heading your way, too!

    1. Thanks so much, John. I’m glad you know the beauty I’m portraying here. This was our first and the timing worked out perfectly following the motorcycle event. I hope you had a relaxing break, too.

    1. Oh, that’s great you’ve been there before. We took Hwy 1 all the way home and it was beautiful, but we don’t have the “top down” option. I can just imagine how fun. πŸ™‚

    1. That’s a lovely thing to “say” Ian. And places like you mention are exactly those destinations where tranquility is found in nature and appreciated. Thanks for sharing…

    1. I’m glad you’ve also been there, Andrew, and lovely memories of your mother, too. We had time so we drove home on Hwy 1 and it was peaceful and beautiful.

    1. Thanks, Sue! It was a beautiful drive and I couldn’t help but take a million (not a zillion) pics! πŸ™‚ Much love to you, too, and cheers to letting the wind carry our worries and doubts. xoxoxo

    1. Thanks so much, Kamal. I’m glad we had the chance to go on this drive. A part of California we haven’t been to in years, even though we’re only 2 1/2 hours away. πŸ™‚ So much beauty to be seen all around us. πŸ’ž

  2. I love the colors and landscape in the photos; it is so different to what I know yet as lovely as the green sights I am used to! Your ending poem too has so many feelings and images in it. ❀

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