LA JOLLA IS A SEA OF WILD FLOWERS BLOOMING AFTER WINTER RAINS – Oxeye Daisies, known as field daisy, marguerite, midsummer daisy or moon flowers are blooming everywhere. The normally barren bluffs are filled with a sea of white loveliness. I carry this beauty in my heart.
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
2016 MONTHLY ART JOURNAL JANUARY- Beautiful La Jolla stole my heart years ago. In January rain storms came ashore bringing rainbows and the red blooms of aloe vera. Walking on Coast Walk among the Torrey Pine trees & then going to see the sea lions is always a wonderful thing to do. Sea lions barking always brings a smile. Low tide exposes drapes of slumped eel grass with a Snowy white egret moving like a slow meditation dance as he pursues fish dinner. After being closed for several years due to lifeguard tower construction, the seawall at Casa Beach opened just in time to get a closeup view of the beginning of the harbor seal pupping season.
This is the first page of my 2016 Monthly Watercolor Art Journal with 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages so each of these paintings is tiny..