Welcome August

What is it about turning the calendar and seeing a new month begin?   Really, it's just the day after the day before, 24 hours later, but somehow we like to mark it as eventful in some way.   Always marking time, aren't we?   For me, it's one step closer to Autumn which is my favorite time of year.

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.


Comments

Kailani said…
Very pretty! I hope the winds from the fire stay shifted away from you.
Karen Ann said…
I love seeing your side of the country through your pics-

C-ingspots said…
Oh Denise, that sounds like a perfect day to me! Glad you got to do that. I agree, those are beautiful flowers. The second and third little sand growing flowers grow on our beaches too, but you have lots more variety it seems. So pretty! So glad your air quality improved...I hate fires!! So far, we've been pretty lucky around here this year. Hope they just go out.
Missy George said…
Glad the winds have changed..Hope they stay that way..Pretty little flowers indeed...August is to be as bad as July was..H,H,H..the three H's..Bring on fall!!!So tired of summer..
Such pretty wild flowers.
shirley said…
Hope the winds don't shift again so your air stays clear. Wildflowers at the end of the season always seem richer in color - like they are heralding the upcoming change of the season. Love the captures.
Daryl said…
wild flowers are so underrated ... people take them for granted or ignore them ... such a lovely post
Lynne said…
Lovely . . .
Happy for your smoke free, cooler weather days . . .
comfypjs said…
My granddaughter and I will actually be in the Cambria and San Luis Obispo area next weekend. Looking forward to visiting Cambria and Morro Bay.
Flowers with purple petals looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
baili said…
you are right about the excitement of starting new month it is human psychology that he attracts to NEW things although it could be just in written way without having any practical change but may be it is warm us up to attempt something new or something old in a new manner

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