Living on the central coast of California you don't have to go far off for a marvelous adventure.
Last weekend I headed up the coast to Carmel to visit my son and his good friend Zabie,
hunt around for treasures, visit my favorite organic food farm, and bask in the beauty of this
My van packed, off I go..........
From my house it's about a 100 mile trip up the winding road that clings to the cliff edge of the pacific ocean . The clouds were like ribbons, hanging low streaming across the landscape .
It takes about 3 hours give or take to get to Carmel, the entire trip offers stunning views
of a rough wilderness and breathtaking sights of the ocean below .
It was a overcast day, the sun peeking in and out..... gentle like a watercolour .
The farm did not disappoint with piles of pumpkins and squash, I had enough at home
but there is always room for a few more !
I always looks for the the longest stems, thats the personality I look for .
colors, textures, shape, these have it all ...
I went to all my favorite thrift shops and didn't find a single thing, I was just about to walk out
when a gal put a box on the counter with these hand puppets, I gulped, and one by one
I took them out of their box giggling to myself with sheer excitement, and said " I'll take them "
What a find, these are SO special, what fun for the holidays .
Staying at Zabie's meant great cooking and a spectacular environment.
Zabie making a beautiful apple pie. hmmmm
Dinner was stuffed goat cheese squash blossoms in a fresh tomato base .
Salmon with pistachio pesto crust...................yummmmmmmmm
After all that I slept here ! bliss
What a grand weekend, I came home refreshed, inspired, grateful for my family and friends that make
my life so rich in the pleasures of nature, fresh organic foods, and the art of sharing .
This is my painting of the beauty of Big Sur .
Until next time, wishing you happy days, ~ vicki
Thank you zabie *