If you’re looking for a reason why we must save our oceans and open spaces, may I suggest Point Reyes National Seashore? Tule elk graze on bluffs above the rocky shore, wildflowers brighten even the scrubbiest windswept terrain, and if you believe in God you’ll surely feel you’ve been granted privileged admission to one of her personal favorite stomping grounds (to which my photos don’t begin to do justice).
Let’s just say it was a pretty fantastic day, and a welcome change after a few hefty days of oven-building (more about that later). I had fed my sourdough starter before I left the house, and when I got back it was ready to start becoming the dough for a blackberry and plum tart…(to be continued)
Very cool, of course NYC in summer is just a concrete sweat box, and I have no oven like what yours looks like!
Thanks for giving us a look at the nature!
What awesome photos!
Beautiful! Stuck here in Nebraska but huge lover of oceans and ocean views…
Jeremy, I love New York but the last two times I’ve been there have been the coldest day of the year (February) and the hottest (July). I’m shooting for, say, September next time. I hope you get some time off to escape the heat!
HoneyB and Tracy – thank you!
Trish – I lived in Nebraska for a couple of years as a child and although it’s been a while I seem to remember some beautiful landscapes there too.
mike d says
Gorgeous. All of these photos are beautiful. The photo of the fox is particularly amazing–how did you snare the little fellow without scaring her/him?
I think there is a hostel on Point Reyes…I know what I’ll be doing for a couple weeks after graduation.
mike d, yes, there is a hostel. I think you will not be disappointed! The fox was not quite as close as the photo suggests — I zoomed in quite a bit with my camera.
Susan – you recommended we visit Point Reyes and Point Reyes Station when we came to San Francisco from Britain in 2007. We loved it and went back again last year and spent more time. It is a very special place. The people in (the wonderful) Point Reyes Books recommended an oyster bar for lunch just up the coast where we sat on the jetty in the late September sunshine and had some great clam chowder followed by a plate of delicious barbecued oysters. Thanks again for this and all you do on the site.