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appreciating where I live

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Apr. 1st, 2004 | 10:16 pm
mood: proud

The California coast is one of the amazing places of the world, and we've managed, so far, not to let it get overrun by buildings. It's particularly beautiful in the spring, when the winter rains make everything grow green. I try to get out for a hike to see the irises when they're in bloom.

Made it over to the Marin coast for the first time in a couple of years this last Sunday, which was clear and warm. Usually there's anything from a brisk wind to a gale coming in off the Pacific, but it was amazingly calm.

We go to the Palomarin Trail, which is less crowded than Point Reyes in the north or Bolinas/Stinson in the south:


My camera is still lost :-(, so I gacked these pictures off the Web:

The cliff trail is a little scary but it's so beautiful. It was much greener than in these pictures, we had a lovely wet winter.

It was so clear on Sunday we could see the Farallon islands offshore:

And my favorite iris, growing wild:

Look north-west and you can see Point Reyes. which has a lighthouse:

It's not all coffeeberry and sage, there are also canyon bits with Douglas Firs and ferns:

The cliffs from the beach:

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the night is a very dark time for me

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from: olivia_ramirez
date: Apr. 1st, 2004 10:27 pm (UTC)
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Those pictures are amazing. Thanks for letting me have a glimpse of another world :)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 1st, 2004 10:48 pm (UTC)
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I know what you mean about the glimpse. No one ever thinks of their own home as exotic!

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from: skyeathena
date: Apr. 1st, 2004 10:43 pm (UTC)
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I've been to that exact spot! EEEP!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 1st, 2004 10:48 pm (UTC)
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Good! Then you've seen one of the Special Places around here.

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from: ex_grievous_115
date: Apr. 1st, 2004 10:54 pm (UTC)
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You should appreciate where you live - that's beautiful! The sky is the most wonderful shade of blue.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 1st, 2004 11:00 pm (UTC)
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it really was that blue, astonishingly beautiful

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Jassy

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from: jasmineskie
date: Apr. 1st, 2004 11:43 pm (UTC)
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That's such a gorgeous area. My hubby used to go to Dillon Beach with his family a lot when he was a kid. I haven't done any hiking in that particular area, but I do enjoy walking on the beach around San Francisco.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 2nd, 2004 06:30 pm (UTC)
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Next time, I'll take you out there.

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Jassy

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from: jasmineskie
date: Apr. 3rd, 2004 12:36 am (UTC)
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*g* I do love spending time by the ocean. And it's so pretty there. That would be very cool.

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sheldrake

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from: sheldrake
date: Apr. 2nd, 2004 03:29 am (UTC)
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So gorgeous! :)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 2nd, 2004 06:28 pm (UTC)
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I think so!

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Anonymity as a Refuge

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from: mirabile_dictu
date: Apr. 2nd, 2004 07:57 am (UTC)
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Isn't that a gorgeous place? I love it there so much. A couple years ago I was at the lighthouse and it was so clear that we could see San Francisco, every building tiny but perfect. I thought it looked like Oz (as in Wizard of).

I hope you feel better soon. I think of you quite a bit these days.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 2nd, 2004 09:16 am (UTC)
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Thank you! I think of you too but email's just not my medium these days :-(

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from: jubilancy
date: Apr. 2nd, 2004 09:35 am (UTC)
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Oh, my god. What a lovely place!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 2nd, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
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come visit and I'll take you out there *tempts*

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Brilliant...but not Gifted

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from: iolanthe_rosa
date: Apr. 2nd, 2004 10:43 am (UTC)
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My husband and I used to hike at Point Reyes frequently and visit the wildflowers in the Spring. Kids have temporarily put the kibosh on that, but I think they'll be ready soon. The Northern California coast is one of the great natural wonders of the world, as far as I'm concerned.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Apr. 2nd, 2004 06:31 pm (UTC)
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We took Leila and held her tight at the scary bits. So it's definitely do-able with kids, though less restful and relaxing.

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