Best Day of the Year

Well, so far anyway.   It was just one of those days that you keep enjoying until the sun sets.   We had a little morning fog but not as heavy as it had been the previous couple of days.  I could see the road when I drove out to the barn.   After resting my sore bicep tendon and shoulder joint for the past month, I've started riding Beau again.   The first day I felt like I hadn't been on a horse in six months. The second day felt more normal.   With off and on rainy days this year,  everyone is riding as much as possible and it's good to have a nice arena with good footing.   

After that, I went over to the second barn where I have Buddy in training.   I have made the decision to offer him for sale so I moved him to the right trainer to get him in top form.   He's happy and doing very well.   He had already been worked by the time I arrived so there wasn't a reason to hang around.   The coast was calling!

If you've read my blog for a while, you've no doubt seen many many photos of the gorgeous vista from Highway 46.   I was thrilled to see the hills turning green after our rains.   I hope we get enough rain that it lasts into the Spring.   If you have plans to visit our Central Coast, try to make the trip while the hills are green.   You won't be disappointed.   


I drove on to Cambria.   Yes, my happy place.   The tourists weren't there, the surf was crashing, and it was perfect for a stroll with my camera.   I stayed up on the boardwalk rather than walk on the beach.   Somedays I prefer walking on the planks instead of wet sand.   




Believe me, I have many many photos of the day.   I'm not going to post too many because they are variations on the theme.   And no doubt I'll be back soon with more to share.   

Go to Cambria.   Really, I mean it.   

Comments

Tabor said…
It is a photographer's paradise and you have the talent to capture it so well.
Pepper Medley said…
Do people go onto the beach to enjoy it.... just sit on the beach, or is pretty much a place for photo shoots only?
I love Cambria during these winter months as well. So quiet and lovely! We have indeed had a few days of heaven on earth here these last couple of days. Glad you're enjoying them, too!
Missy George said…
The California coastline is breathtaking. I haven't been there since the 80s but remember it well. Thanks for sharing. Glad you had a good day.
C-ingspots said…
Just beautiful Denise! I'm so happy to hear you're getting much-needed rain. I've grown weary of seeing so much brown in your state.
Lynne said…
Oh my Denise, these photos are just gorgeous!
The central coast photo and that green is stunning.
America has its own EMERALD . . .
And the Cambria views are so inviting . . .
Part of the country I have not seen . . .
We are thinking of wintering next year in California . . .
Looks like I need to continue my research.
Lin said…
I don't think you can post enough photos of the coast. My, it is just lovely. Especially when we are loaded in cold and snow. I am enjoying the green from here!
Thanks fr taking us along toseethese beautiful scenes. The surf athe edge of the beach is lovely
Daryl said…
on the sand or on the boardwalk you take exquisite photos
Comfypjs said…
YAY for the green hills on Hwy 46! I am going next month...
Beautiful photos Denise as always!
Would love to go back to Cambria!! But I'll live vicariously through you for now.
Your photos make me want to visit -- You should be hired to take the photos for the touring agencies! :-) I don't think the place you call home could be any more beautiful! Wow!!!

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