I spent last Saturday morning at Lime Kiln State Park on San Juan Island.
It was still early. The crowds hadn’t arrived yet.
I searched for whales, but there were none to be found. I saw some harbor porpoises, but they disappeared before I could get a photo.
The lighthouse looked lovely in the morning light.
Here’s my last post for 2012.
I went to my favorite beach with my family.
Saw a whale spout and another, and a magnificent fluke rose up from the water and the creature dove deep.
I would have caught it on camera, but I was too busy watching.
The gentle baleen whales, the gray whales,
My favorite animals.
We climbed on rocks,
Looked in tide pools.
I love how the water sculpts the rocks.
A beautiful afternoon.
And evening . . .
A prelude to the beautiful year ahead.
Dream the beautiful and work through the impossible . . .
Happy New Year!
It’s seventy degrees with perfect blue skies. This is far removed from my usual rainy and soggy island.
Driving along Pacific Coast Highway, I spied the mist spray of a whale surfacing in the calm waters. It’s early for gray whale migration, but I imagine that’s what I saw.
If I believed in omens, I would say this is an omen for good things to come. For I am sure in a fictional world a gray whale would be my familiar.
Or, perhaps I’ve had too much sun today.
I spent the afternoon on Leo Carrillo Beach. With craggy rocks, caves, and tide pools, this beach is probably my favorite of all.
I wish everyone happiness and good things to come for the new year.