Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hand-Cut

One of the many trails connecting Big Sur to the California coast was made possible by hand excavation in the early 20th century. This 120-foot tunnel was bored by hand to connect CA Highway 1 with a coastal dock for timber boats. The dock must have been treacherous to embark. Jagged golden rock riddled by ocean currents and salt air threatened approaching vessels; a disheartening for any mariner. The California coast abounds with opportunities.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Freeway Weeds?

Wildflowers sprout annually in California. This purple lupine bloomed in March and brought beauty to Interstate 805 for a few weeks. Beauty and color pop up in the most unlikely of places, including freeway off-ramps. So often we are caught up in the bustle of life. Take a breath, slow down, and who knows, you might catch a glimpse of nature that will brighten your day too! Take care.