As we are bracing for the heavy rains and wind which they are forecasting to begin tonight, we are thankful for the lovely days we have had for the past week.
Here I sat and chatted to another beach-gazer, while I waited for Kay to come up from the beach. She arrived and snapped this. The new friend is an artist, so we enjoyed our chat.
When people travel Highway 101 that snakes its way all down the coast from Canada to San Diego, the beach towns all begin to look the same. Sadly, Carlsbad is remembered because of this power plant, which needed the water from the ocean to function. So it is right on the coast road, a blight on our beautiful scenery, but a monument to our burgeoning needs. They are talking about pulling this one down and building another, hopefully less unsightly, further away from the beautiful coast. But where? The City Fathers wrestle with this and to be sure there is no easy answer and no pleasing everyone.
Kay took this lovely photo, which I have borrowed. It wasn't quite sunset, but she took it in the 'scenery' mode of her camera and we liked the effect. I like the runner who looked as if he were running home before it got dark.
So now we hunker down for the week of rain to come. Some good 'art days ' ahead of us, we hope. I will have to feed the birds on the picnic table for a while as their tray fills with water -- needs some holes in it. They are busily feeding right now. They know bad weather is coming.
Bailey's all set to face the weather.