AUTUMN IS COMING TO A CLOSE SO I GLORY IN THE COLOR PALETTE OF FALL. At the La Jolla Farmer’s market there are bouquets of Marigolds, mini pumpkins on branches & a few sunflowers. The market florist has made up cornucopia baskets with autumn leaves & bunches of red chili peppers. It is persimmon season in San Diego & there are baskets of orange fruit everywhere. One vendor has cellophane bags of dried persimmons & they are so pretty. I buy myself a Pink Lady apple that is crisp & fragrant. It is apple picking season in the San Diego mountains. At the thrift store I find a number of vintage Japanese trinkets & treasures – some paper party favors, a metal butterfly pin & a wonderful celluloid Japanese charm necklace! All for under $10. Autumn fun.
My secret name for this neighborhood house is the “Monet” house & they have a beautiful poinsettia blooming out front right now. Christmas in San Diego is flowers blooming, walking on the beach & being grateful that I live here.
SUNSET AT THE BEACH was a lovely amber sky with blue-gray shadows. Pink clouds in the distance before the sun set. Surfers catching a final wave in the fading light. Walking on the beach admiring the patterns in the sand left by the receding tide. Beautiful evening, which I didn’t want to end. I could live at the beach forever.