Last Sunday as the annular solar eclipse was making its way down the West Coast, I was surfing in Northern Baja, glancing up at a gloomy sky and wondering if we would get to see it at all. The eclipse was supposed to peak around 6:38 that evening, so at 6:15 we loaded into our […]
At the beach, life is different. A day moves not from hour to hour but leaps from mood to moment. We go with the currents, plan around the tides, follow the sun. We measure happiness by nothing we can hold… nothing we can catch. We want to [stretch] the days, distill the memories, make them […]
Do I say thank you enough? Every time I get a new comment, every time I get a nice email or a tweet or a post from a follower, it makes me smile. Thank you. And the messages that really make my day are the ones from people who tell me how my blog has […]
Looking back on these last 12 months, I’m astounded by how far my site has come along. On September 9 of this year, Garden Betty celebrated its first anniversary. We’re well past that, and still going strong!
I slept in — waaaay in — and check-out was at noon…
Who else enjoyed being outside on the longest day of the year yesterday? The extraordinary — and luckily, little-known — beaches are what I live for in my neighborhood… a five-minute drive down the hill and I’m as far removed from civilization as one can feel.
I watched the sun rise from my house…