At The Coast
READING RAYMOND CARVER IN CAPITOLA, MONARCH COVE
A distant mower finds a bone.
Pelicans glide in and out of gray
while a battalion of white wedding chairs
stares emptily into the fog, a carpet
of rose petals browning on the lawn.
With Chuck home from fighting fires near Chico on Friday, and Clarence back from fishing the Wood River in Idaho Sunday, Robbin and I slipped off to the coast for a few days to get out of the heat and relax. We read, napped and ate seafood for two days in Cambria, then on up the Pacific Coast Highway through Big Sur to visit my daughter Amanda in Capitola who is 8.5 months pregnant with her first child. It was foggy and delightful weather!
Out among the tourists, I couldn’t help but take a couple of snapshots of a father packing-up. I’ve always wondered how those rooftop cargo containers might be organized. Like taking pictures of wildlife, I had to sneak around for these two shots.
South of Big Sur, lightning struck the ridge above to start the 65,000 acre Basin Complex Fire.
Bixby Bridge, Big Sur
Robbin and I had a fun lunch at Nepenthe’s in Big Sur.
Had to include this guy with his dog. Just what the doctor ordered, we had a ball!!