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Lobster season opens in October, which means that each early morning the wooden lobster boats show up to pull up their traps, remove any legal size lobsters, re-bait the traps & return them to the sea.  Life by the sea is like that, a cycle of seasons that return & repeat.  A continuity of living life with constant change.  A paradox of the sea always being there, but changing with every tide, every moon, every storm & even ocean warming due to climate change.  It is sacred to live life by the sea.  Continue reading

SURFING SEA LIONS & THE 7 CAVES OF LA JOLLA – September 2016 Art Journal


I love the sea lions in La Jolla.  Trying to get away from people, the sea lions have moved over to the rocks in front of the Women’s Bridge Club building now.  This area of natural rocks is called “The Point” and is like a natural jetty that juts out between Boomer’s Beach & The La Jolla Cove.  Now that it is September I know that I can arrive early in the morning and be able to observe the sea lions living their lives peacefully until people arrive.  Where the rocks jut up against the seawall beds of green succulents with thick leaves seem to make a perfect mattress for the sea lions to sleep on.  I smile at the sight of a huge male sea lion sleeping spread-eagled with his flippers flopped open like angel wings.  An adorable beige colored juvenile sea lions is nestled into the succulent plants as he sleeps away into pleasant sea lion dreams.  The succulents have been rather trampled by the sea lions who weigh hundreds of pounds, but right now they sleep like they are on down-filled mattresses!  This is prime sleeping space!  I think there are about 100 sea lions here this morning.  The sea lions sleeping on bare rocks snuggle together using each other as a plump cushion to sleep on.  Sleep my little sea lions, sleep in as long as you can.  Soon enough the tide will change and big, wet, cold waves will splash onto them rudely waking them up, but right now they enjoy sleeping & I enjoy seeing them.  Continue reading