"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Capitola Passion Flower

I am STILL slowly descending from the world(s) of Wagner's "Ring"... a friend invited me to a few days of sun and sand in Santa Cruz and Capitola.  Of course, I agreed..July - September is the "Mini-Winter" here in SF.....and by now, most of you know I am one of "those people" who is always cold.... so it was more than delightful to be in a place (not as far South as Lori's Carpenteria), but still South-enough, to have SUN 24/7...  We ate fresh crab on the Santa Cruz Pier, picked Plums and Apricots from trees, then drove a bit more to Capitola...where we spent days on the beach, listening to the waves, feeling the warmth, smelling the air, listening to Gulls and even spying a Harbour Seal poking his head out of the surf.  Oh yes, this girl had not yet downloaded her "Ring" pictures.....so had to shoot with her cell phone.    I am saving those photos for my "Animal Wednesday" post....but, had to share this gorgeous Passion Flower with you.

I came back, refereshed....and ready for the rest of "Summer" here in SF.  Today, I returned to the de Young (after a two month's absence)...and saw our new Picasso Exhibit.  More to come on this soon.

I hope you have all had a warm and wonderful weekend!


♥ Robin ♥


  1. So glad you had a wonderful time with sunshine and warmth!!! And fun with a friend!
    I looked it up on the map.
    Here we had sunshine this weekend and today is a beautiful day as well!
    We have nothing to complain about weather-wise here. My party Saturday was wonderful and Sunday we had a slow day. I cleaned my shed.
    Went over to some friends and ended up sleeping on the couch with Felix watching a movie.
    Today I have to go to the dentist with the kids. Just for their check up.
    Enjoy your time at the young dear!


  2. I would think it might take quite a while to transit from the large, dramatic world of Opera back to "ordinary" life. LOL.

    so glad you had a mini-vacation. Sounds delightful.

  3. Anything with *beach* and *passion flower* in it sounds heavenly to me!
    And yes, we certainly had a WARM weekend, with me tucked safely away in my A/C cell! LOL! (I'm afraid I might melt if I went out in this heat and humidity!)
    Sounds like you had a great time~~hooray!


  4. You and I talked about this wonderful getaway on the phone, so I know the sights you saw! I love that little part of Santa Cruz with all its colorful cottages and great boardwalk.
    I'm so glad you went!
    I have to say the summer here has been pretty nice thus far, albeit a bit humid some days. But still, I don't miss being socked in by fog all summer. That was a hard pill to swallow as much as I loved it there. And YOU have had more than your fair share of it!

    Looking forwarf to that sweet seal face ;)


  5. I was SO happy to read this Robin, i do know how hard endless days of fog can be! we've been having our share again, but at least we have had it burn off by late afternoon, sometimes even only an hour before sunset, but at least!!

    Is the Picasso the Guitars?
    xxx lori

  6. sounds like you spent a beautiful day on sunday. esp the part about the fresh crab - as a moonchild i love the stuff (wish i also had some on sunday - my bday was july 10!)

    and this also answers my question in an email i sent you today - that the fog has not yet descended — yay!!!

    enjoy the warmth of that sunshine, dear robin♡♡