Monday, October 14, 2013

morning gold









i woke to my phone ringing. "honey? are you awake?"
"(now i am) :) yes, where are you?"
"down at the beach. would you like to go for a paddle?"

morning was utterly spectacular, the light danced, reflected off the sea, it glittered and shone in shades of silver and gold. we watched cotton ball clouds advance over the santa ynez mountains. and we searched the horizon for dolphins as we paddled up the coast. two hours later, with no sign of our cetacean friends appearing, we left nature's playground for hot coffee and a blueberry pancake breakfast.
i hope you find magic in this mid october week.
xxxxxxxxxx lori

30 comments:

  1. What an awesome way to wake up - and how great that you were able to take advantage of the opportunity to be out on the ocean in the early morning beauty. just wonderful

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  2. gorgeous golden moments! Our little world is filled with browns, oranges, yellows, and reds-so beautiful!!

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    1. so lucky and so grateful. and so happy to have time with my husband again, it's been a long summer without :)

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous, I bet coffee and blueberry pancakes never tasted so good!
    Xo's

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  5. What a wonderful way to start a day - and then blueberry pancakes on top of such morning glory!

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  6. Oh hos beautiful! it must have benen magical!

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  7. Now that is pure magic...how lucky to be able to experience in person. Thanks for sharing it with us. xo

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  8. Getting up early was absolutely worth it! :-) Beautiful pictures!!

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  9. Each day is golden and you've captured that feeling in your photographs. Thank you for being my friend and sharing your morning with me, XOXO

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    1. it is susan, every single day, you are so right :)

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  10. Droolingly beautiful shots. Just what I needed to calm myself down at the end of the day! They literally mesmerised me for minutes (a huge feat these days). Wow. Thank you!

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    1. thank you linda, finally brought my camera out again (in a dry bag!) i imagine these colors in your gorgeous woolly palette :)

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  11. Spectacular. And to my eyes, otherworldly. WOW!!!!!

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  12. there is certainly magic in these photos! (i'm looking for magic in our rain!!!!)

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  13. You and Chuck have such a lovely way of expressing the beauty in all things. Thank you for sharing them with us. Often times it feels like we are there.

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    1. What an amazing morning.... You always have a way of making things look prettier and much more relaxing.

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  14. You live there!!!!
    Wow! I love the seaweed, soooo beautiful!

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  15. these are my FAVORITE kinds of posts from you. . .the CA coast moves me every time. thanks!

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  16. LOVE! Wow. You really use all this beauty around us. I feel like I am always home working and with my littles.
    One day...I will have the time.
    (And I did give to your cause yesterday. I wish I could have done more.)
    XO

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  17. What a wonderful way to wake up. I've just come down to hot coffee and a roaring fire (we've had snow already).
    Autumn is looking very beautiful where you are.

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  18. These images are exquisite Lori and golden indeed.

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  19. Now I have a lovely Stevie Wonder song stuck in my head:

    "Golden lady, golden lady, I'd like to go there...."

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  20. What a beautiful way to start a day. Blessings, Tammy

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xoxo lori