The week began with full sun, but that was Monday. The rest of the week was dark and dreary. A coastal eddy brought in that deep marine layer that just wouldn’t lift. May and June can be like that here, weeks and weeks of gloom. So it was time to look back. This particular week isn’t always gloomy. Take a look.
The Distant Beach (45 images): California is slowly opening again. The beaches are open, but the beach parking lots aren’t, and there are new rules – face masks and social distancing, and keep moving, no picnics and no sunbathing. It’s all a bit surreal, but there was roadside parking all along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and at Topanga State Beach too. This is the Pacific Coast now, as seen from a distance. ~ Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Beach Freak (25 images): Southern California inside out – because that captures the feel of the place better – a wonderfully strange place. ~ Friday, May 19, 2017
Playing in the Mud (27 images): The hidden lagoon in Playa Del Rey is pretty much a mud hole now – the drought isn’t over – but the birds don’t mind. The egrets play in the mud, and the gulls and ducks and pigeons keep them company. ~ Friday, May 19, 2017
Oh, and this week’s Saturday Botanicals will be a day late. A bit of a Saturday family reunion far south of Hollywood here. The hunt for amazing roses and such will have to wait for Sunday.