Eureka!

On Tuesday I took a drive to an area here in SLO County that is well known for fabulous wildflower displays.   Not much going on.   Wah!   I got stuck on a winding road and all I can say about that is, it's a good thing I was driving and not a passenger.   Did I mention I am very prone to motion sickness?   So after wasting a couple of hours and $$$$ in gas, I drove back home empty handed.


Yesterday we had another wave of high winds come rolling in from the north.   Our morning here was blustery and chilly, a little cloudy, and not very nice at all.   I had some banking and other fun stuff to take care of and by noon I was tired of all that.   So I took off again, this time headed toward the coast and the ever lovely Morro Bay.   


Eureka!!   I found a field of flowers, pulled over in my truck at a very convenient pullout (not always easy to find when I want to take photos), and delighted in the view.   Want to see it?   I know you do!




As my sister said, the greens of Spring are so fresh and so very different from the greens of Summer.   We don't really have greens of Summer here in our part of the world, but I have to agree with her about Spring.   


I went on to Morro Bay and the winds were whipping.   I took about 200 photos and have yet to do much editing, but honestly it looks like most of them won't need too much.   It was another 2-hour trip, but this one was so worth my time.   I drove back, stopped for a tri-tip salad to take home, and felt very satisfied.


The forecast calls for another day of high winds and higher gusts.   Maybe I should go back again:-)

Comments

Nancy said…
Well you may not have found what you were looking for on the first trip but you sure found some beauty on the second trip......both views are gorgeous....

Looking forward to seeing more.....
I think you SHOULD go back today. I sure would if I lived as close to the ocean as you do. It must be completely invigorating to stand beside the ocean and all of it's power.
A Quiet Corner said…
Why is it that when we have the flowers and fields, we want the water and when we have the water, we yearn for the fields of flowers? Ah...Nature..it gives us such pleasure!...:)JP
It's beautiful!! I would go back too, you never know another perfect shot is just waiting for you! :-)
Tracy said…
Oh my goodness, that is beautiful! hah, I though when I first saw your title that Eureka was your E word with the A to Z Challenge...it would have been a great one!
I love the wildflowers but the ocean photo is stunning
Teresa said…
WOW! Beautiful! Just think if the other day was such a bust you probably wouldn't have gone the next day. Your pictures as always are so beautiful!
sophie...^5 said…
Loads of pix...so exciting...the fields of flowers are so FRESH and REFRESHING to view...many thanks...been waiting for those. The ocean pix is so my world...love the ocean and its ever changing vista of motion and colour and light!
Daryl Edelstein said…
I think if I lived near the ocean I would visit it daily .. I love walking down along the river here ... but there are no waves breaking ..
shirley said…
How lovely to come upon that lovely field of flowers. And the waves in the bay - amazing!

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