Recently, I've been walking with Chevella (my Aussie) on the breakwater at Santa Barbara Harbor. Each day offers something new and often stunning. Yesterday I watched a sea lion lift himself up and hop onto one of the marina docks. Such gifts. Here are some recent photos I took.
I walked at Santa Barbara's breakwater today, and took this image of a flock of pelicans perched on the deck of an old dredger that is always there, hauling sands out of the harbor's mouth so the boats can come and go. I never tire of watching the pelicans. They are so gangly and yet so graceful in flight and when they dive for fish. Their tremendous bills seem fitting metaphors for capturing an abundance of whatever life offers, and sorting through that which serves you, then letting the rest go. A fitting metaphor for us, perhaps.
I consider myself so lucky to be able to walk on the beaches in Santa Barbara regularly with my dog and friends. Last night it was an extraordinarily beautiful evening on the breakwater, looking over the harbor.