6/28/19

Pacific Coast Highway Adventures on Nature FFF(Part 1)

Here we are halfway through 2019 and ready for another of those special Fridays where Nature Friday and Final Friday Fiction come together for some literary fun! 



Arty here, and this week I am using some beautiful moments Mama and I captured along the California coastline as my muse for today's ramblings.

Today's "page 87" is from a  travel book she has been reading, "The Best Coast, A Road Trip Atlas; Illustrated Adventures along the West Coast's Historic Highways" written by Chandler O'Leary.
-line 8 ~ for a bird's-eye view
-line 12 ~ to the observation deck above
-line 16 ~ surging waves

 
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The morning sunshine felt warm against my face as I set off, Mama at the wheel, for a drive down the Pacific Coast HIghway, one of the most beautimous parts of the USA we had seen to date!





The highway wound through mountains with minds of their own, many deciding they wanted to go back to the ocean. Humans keep insisting upon repairing and rebuilding though, keeping the highway open....




Selfishly, Mama and I were happy to be traveling this highway...although we are bet Mother Nature would rather keep this beauty all to herself. No need for any human to blemish the beautiful views with their dwellings and such.




We enjoyed the bird's-eye view of the Pacific Ocean and the ever changing mountainous coastal views!




We took advantage of all the nooks and crannies built into the highway for travelers to use as observation areas.




Some of the cliffs were lined with beautiful wildflowers that seem to reach out into the blue ocean....





 ...creating beautiful color combinations!



But, what Mama and I both enjoyed the most, was watching and listening to the surging waves as they made their way to shore.

Here is a short video of the wonderful sound along with just a few beautiful vista views...
You can also watch the video HERE, on YouTube.



I hope you enjoyed my little essay today, stay tuned in a few weeks for the second part of our Big Sur/California Coast adventure!







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6/27/19

Thankful for Deck Season!


 
Today I am thankful for sunshine-y deck season!





I love going outside after dinner and cleaning my moozle on the deck rug!




Moozle cleaning is so much more fun in the fresh air, don't you think?





What's that Mama...Did you say we're having dessert on the deck?





I sure am thankful for Deck Season!!







 We are joining Brian for the 
Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

6/26/19

Almost Wordless Flamingo Wednesday

Wanna Flamingle? 
It seems Mama has a thing with these pink birdies...they seem to be taking over the house this Summer!



Thanks to Comedy Plus for hosting the
Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!




 

6/25/19

Sea Monster ToT


 I am King PoiseidonArty!


 Pttthhhhhwap!
I am NOT being attacked, I am KING of the ocean!




 I beg to differ...little sea sluggo



I am King of ALL Sea  Monsters!





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6/24/19

Wanna Play?

Who wants to play some Monday tuggy???






We're joining Comedy Plus for the
Awww Monday Blog Hop!



6/21/19

Happy Flower-y Nature Friday!

Today we are celebrating Nature Friday AND, here in the Northern Hemisphere, it's the Summer Solstice/First Day of Summer!




We are celebrating with pictures of Mama's recent trip to Sequoia Gardens!!







 
You can see summer blooming in every corner of the garden!
The Daylilies are looking very sunny.




Here we have a "Love in the Mist" flower. Welllllll, that's what Google calls this blue beauty anyway. We think it looks like a cornflower!




This hummer is taking a break between flowers




 
But what Mama really enjoyed.....


...were all the Columbine flowers!




There were lots of different color combinations









 









Mama pawmises to take us along when she goes back to Sequoia Gardens in a few weeks to see the Dahlias in full bloom!





We hope you have the chance to get out and enjoy the first weekend of Summer!



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6/20/19

Thankful for Summer!

Today on Thankful Thursday, I wanted to say how thankful I am Summer officially arrives tomorrow! After a rainy Spring, it's nice to see the sun when I wake up in the morning instead of clouds!




There have been a bunch more sunny day adventures!


Mama has even taken me for a few long walks along the bay!



...and, of course, there have been lots of outdoor photo shoots too!




It's hard to not smile when you are out and about and summer is so close!




Are you thankful for Summer today?
Stay tuned tomorrow when we celebrate the first day of Summer with a Flower-y Nature Friday!!





 We are joining Brian for the 
Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!