Thursday, March 26, 2015

Avila Beach!

Avila Beach!
January 2015

After driving around the ranch the day before, (see previous two posts!) we enjoyed some great food and a lot of really nice wine. We had planned to go wine tasting the following day but after sampling all that really nice wine ... wine tasting didn't sound so good, all of the sudden.

New plan. We headed into town, to San Luis Obispo, for a big healthy salad and then a lovely view of the ocean! I'd never been to Avila Beach, and really wanted to see it, after hearing raves from my bosses, at the art studio. They go every summer, on their week off. 

It was a gorgeous January day, just after New Years and a great way to start the year off! Somehow,  I can always breathe better by the ocean. My heart and lungs open, and I have a sense of peace ... and freedom.

Here's some music for the journey ...

Freedom is the oxygen 
of the soul.
~Moshe Dayan

The freedom we are looking for 
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves.
~Don Miguel Ruiz

The best freedom
is being yourself.
~Jim Morrison

All good things 
are wild and free.
~Henry David Thoreau

Freedom requires 
that you discover your own inner language
you own life rules-
your own vision.
~Zephyr Bloch Jorgensen 

My friend Tim. Thanks Tim!!!

For to be free
is not merely to cast off 
one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects and enhances
the freedom of others.
~Nelson Mandela

Letting go
gives us freedom, 
and freedom is the only condition for happiness.
If, in our heart, we still cling to anything -
anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.
~Thich Nhat Hanh

Blessings and light, my friends!


Rick Forrestal said...

Great beaches and shore scenes.
great freedom quotes.

Marty said...

very beautiful image ! the wings of that flying bird are amazing

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Wings in forward flap and Joni Mitchell...perfect.

donna baker said...

So beautiful Lucinda and, Joni's my all time favorite. They just don't make them like her anymore.

Amanda Summer said...

I love Avila, and your photos capture that signature blue so perfectly.