I’ve spent the last week in southern California— in Claremont (subject of a future posting) and Laguna Beach, a lovely smallish city lapped by the waves of the Pacific Ocean, some-time home to dolphins, with attractive old cottages in the town above, overlooking the ocean.
Photos from this trip can be found here:
I draw your attention, first, to bird- and butterfly-visitors to the town:
… and a cloudless sulphur butterfly:
I took dawn walks on Crescent Bay beach every morning—a bay with an up-close view of Seal Rock:
These walks were filled with misty views of curlews, including willets and whimbrels, like these:
Although the trip has included attending to urgent family matters, the pleasures of light playing on creatures large (I believe I saw a dolphin) and small (butterfly, hummingbird) has been healing.