|Hiding in plain sight|
I was out sunning in the back yard when Mommy took these pictures of me. It was just before she and Auntie B took off for the coast. . . without me.
|Ahhhh, this is how Winter should be. . .|
I wanted to share Mommy's pictures from the coast because she said it could not have been more PERFECT. It was in the low 70s which is perfect beach weather. You don't want it too warm because the sand gets too hot and then you get too hot. And Mommy cannot sit out in the sun for long stretches like she used to when she was younger. Plus really warm days are always very very crowded at the coast. This day was PERFECT in every way.
Look at that view. Can't you just hear the waves gently lapping at the shore? Can't you just smell that sweet salt air? Mommy says her soul resides at the coast. I think mine does too.
Mommy and Auntie B spent the day walking up and down the shore letting the cold Pacific Ocean tickle their toes. They also collected sea shells and they got quite a haul! There were tons of shells along the shore! It was low tide when they got there so some shells that are not usually easy to find were very very available.
They also saw a wide variety of sea life. If you BIGIFY the photo to my left you will see some shore birds flying low to the water just behind Auntie B. Mommy said it looked like they were drawing in the air.
They also saw some DOLPHINS swimming along the shore!. Can you imagine? They's come slightly out of the water and then not show up again for quite a distance. They are so cool! Mommy said at one point a POD of FIVE went by.
They also saw a SEA OTTER floating on its back and riding the waves. One does not often see SEA OTTERS down in that area but it was definitely there. Must have been good feeding grounds.
They also spotted a sea lion ON THE SHORE! It must have caught a wave along with the surfers who were out there, and rode it in! It was left when the water receded BUT since the waves were so close together, it caught the next wave outts TOWN. It all happened too fast for Auntie B and Mommy to capture it on camera.
So that was Mommy's magical day at the shore. I spent a lot of time snoozing and exploring the back yard. And when Mommy got home, I got lots of hugs from Auntie B. I love her so much.
And THAT, my FURiends, is the splendor of life in NORCAL/