the California Coast!
During a magnificent visit to San Francisco recently,
after a scrumptious breakfast at a new (to us) little French cafe
on the corner of Polk and Green~ La Boulange~
(just a block from my old house at Larkin and Green)
We took my favorite drive
over Mt. Tam, through fragrant Eucalyptus woods
all the way to Stinson Beach and up the coast
toward the Petaluma cut-off from Pt. Reyes Station.
Headed for Napa (the Lonnnnggg Way!)
to meet some friends who had just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary
(their party was the reason for the trip),
we stopped at this gorgeous roadside viewpoint of the coast.
These colorful landscapes
always make me wish I had taken up painting.
But I would say that I hold my camera like a brush,
stroking and playing
and waving the camera around like a wand
until I find the right combination for my stage set
And sometimes I just point and shoot!
Had we not been in such a hurry to join dear friends
I would have loved to stay at this roadside Lodge in Olema
for a taste of Barbecued Oysters!
Maybe for our 50th Anniversary
that will be my request.
(Photos copyright: Kirsten Steen)