I'm lucky to live near the ocean and go quite often. It's also nice to be able to turn around and go home if it's too cold or windy.
Earlier this summer, I went to West County Herb Company and had some teas made. The woman who helped me was very nice and gave me a cup of tea to drink while I sat and nursed and we talked about women's health, childbirth etc. while she mixed some teas with dried herbs. I had a tea made for someone as a gift and one for myself too!
I was looking through some old photos, and the color of these really struck me. I was surprised to see that I had taken them in the middle of winter. Autumn and winter are really the best time of year at the coast here in Northern California. Last week was so mild, I almost forgot it was even summer then the heat crept back up today. We picked blackberries in Graton with friends from our weekly mama walking group. The sunscreen, hats, and sandal blisters came back too.
We drove along Tomales Bay yesterday. I would love to stop at The Marshall Store for lunch sometime when I'm not pregnant! I was watching all of the lunch goers with their plates of oysters and wine - it looked delicious!
These were from last summer, I was going to make a little book but never got around to it.