Driving the three hours up from Santa Barabara to visit here as a teenager, I liked the way the terrain changed slowly from benign to dramatic. The pine stands start in the hills and are thick all the way down to the sea. I thought then it would be wonderful to live in such a natural and unspoilt place, and it is. Its a constant joy to be happy where you live. I've lived in other places, and some were , well, dispiriting. But I'm not naming names.
And rocks jut up from the ocean floor, like this one, in Morro Bay
Downtown with its streets unusally filled with cars for Christmas shopping. See the pines in the background?
Its still a thrill to see deer graze right across the street from our house. Once a baby fawn came to our door.
Merry Christmas to each and every one of you. Thank you for visiting this past year. I hope your Christmas is loving and beautiful in your very own Brigadoon.
Beautiful necklace by Nina Bagley
and the olive tree and redwood branches from the garden of my best friend, Kary