Monday, June 7, 2010
Lest you think I live and breathe Opera 24/7, I don't. Yesterday, a good friend (G) picked me up and we drove down to Half Moon Bay. (Named because it is a crescent-shaped bay located about 30 miles South from San Francisco.) The fog (which was thick and billowy here), evaporated when we reached the little harbour. (If you look closely, you can see it lurking in the distance.) Boats bobbed up and down, the abundant wildflowers smiled and waved their faces in the gentle breeze.
We had brunch, strolled the beach, picked up sea shells. (Lori, I thought of you, but alas, no sea glass was to be found. I did find some lovely bits of abalone shell in luminous shades of pink and lilac!) Later, we found a bench, sat, talked and basked in the warmth of the sun. (I know you all remember what a cold and wet Spring it has been on the West Coast.)
At one end of the harbour, we sighted a seal, sunbathing on a small floating pier... I loved the shot (you will have to enlarge it) because he was positioned with his tail slightly aloft and he resembled a mermaid (well, to me he did) - or at least a fantastic sea-creature masthead on a galleon of old....
Sigh..it was a warm and relaxing morning....something I have not had too many of this year.
Of course, this being Opera Season, we drove back in time for me to don my "little black dress", attend the Final Dress Rehearsal of "Die Walkure"....where I was able to pose with one of the "Stars" of the Opera.....but, that post is for another day.
♥ Robin ♥