Friday, March 27, 2009
More from Garapata Park
This week for Sky Watch, I did not post my own pictures, but used several taken by my daughter, Kitty. She visited Garapata State Park, twenty minutes from her home, and she took 20 or 30 photos. Every one of them is more beautiful than the last. I want to show you just a few more.
This is just one reason why I would so love to be living in California.
I can remember a time when I used to say that I didn't really like white calla lilies - Easter lilies - because they are too stiff, and reminded me of death. That, of course, was before I had seen them growing wild like this. This picture on the left was taken from the spot where she ate her lunch.
Kit loves callas, and she took quite a few pictures of them. I don't blame her. I'm sure I would have done the same if I were there. They must have made a spectacular show. They have had quite a lot of rain out there lately, and that is what has brought them into bloom.
They seem to go on forever in this canyon.
Kitty and Mike live fairly near this park. "Twenty minutes from Paradise" is how she put it. Of course, the callas are not the only attraction. The hills, the rocks, the beach, the ocean views - all are spectacular.
And there are other flowers to be found there.
This, of course, is wild iris.
The rocks themselves are beautiful.
The beach is lovely. The winds create sand sculptures such as this one, sitting on the rocks. There are endless things to be discovered on the beach and among the rocks, and endless sights to be seen in a place like this.
"The rains make amazing things happen" as my daughter says.
I hope you enjoy her pictures as much as I do. I wish that she would show them herself on Sky Watch, or on a photo blog, but she says she doesn't have time, and always tells me to use them myself. Both she and her husband are really good with the camera.