Our temperatures dropped 15-20 degrees and the wind shifted, so the horrible smoke in our air blew out of here over the weekend. Yesterday was cool and clear enough for me to ride Beau after not riding for a week. Afterward I had a massage, stopped at Trader Joe's, and spent the rest of the afternoon at home. I know we're not out of the woods just yet as they say the winds are likely to shift, bringing the smoke from the Soberanes fire back down. But to have a couple nice days...we'll take it.
I wanted to share a few more photos from Cambria. When I am there, always with my camera, I look for things that I want to photograph. Having been there many many times, it's not always the vista facing west. Cambria has a lot of wildflowers. In the Spring there are large patches of them growing on the sides of the bluffs. As the season changes, much of the plant life turns brown and looks dead. However, if you look among the dried out grasses and brush, there are small flowers still adding pops of color. I love those little flowers. They are determined to show their pretty faces.
Little pops of color....they make such a difference in the day. I hope August treats you all well.