Diversity In Landscapes
Timing, Style, Experience, Nature, Autumn
Rock Creek Canyon, Bishop, CA
Half Moon Bay, CA
I just got back from a weekend in Mammoth where clearly, the Autumn action is on in the mountain valleys near water sources and the spectacular terrain. In the Winter it's all about the mountain too because the town is a smattering of A Frames, oddball bakeries, ski shops, a ChartHouse here, a Whiskey Creek there, but what a gorgeous spot to be outside all year.
Lundy Canyon, Mono Lake | Eastern Sierra
A little Espresso in Lee Vining
This is a little slice of Heaven across from Mono Lake where we ate pumpkin bread and drank Lattes at Latte Da Coffee Café
Hike and Soak on the Moonscape across from the glorious mountains
From The Sierras To The Bay Area's
Redwood Cozy Town
Handmade Antique Boutique
Moss & Moss Antiques Et Cettra
Think Slow Life at Disneyland's Pirate's of The Caribbean, or New Orleans atmospheric bars in the French Quarter ala The Napoleon, New England in October and your parent's liquor cabinet circa 1970's
As I wandered down the old world brick arcade on El Paseo after a rainy hike in Blithedale Canyon, I heard a live piano coming out of a shoppe. A stylish elderly couple decided to live out a fantasy. Create an atmosphere of nostalgic simplicity.Former ad execs now shopkeepers near Mt. Tam great Autumn hikes.
Since I moved from Mill Valley, I did not know the new shoppe-keepers. Then I met the couple Larry and Marjorie Moss the happy hosts of their creative imaginations. Their retail adventure is a great example of slow life realizing a hidden dream and having the courage to go for it. I was immediately drawn in by the dreamy piano. It was the perfect unexpected soundtrack of a rainy day. They helped reinvent the essence of Autumn in a town that had it's own essential magic. Their choreography of antiques and placement of harvesty witchy, colorful fare was spot on and adds a richness to the place. The pinks of the bougainvillea on the window and the orange of the wreaths, vibrant and gorgeous accented by their hand picked trinkets inspired me to write this. The Mosses were in advertising (a creative director) and film production (props and sets) and they never had a retail shoppe or collected antiques. A happy accident in a down economy, a new example of a dream come true.
The Pumpkins of Half Moon Bay
Central Coastal California
California's Half Moon Bay
Costanoa Pumpkin Carve Above Santa Cruz California
Hey You Can Also Glamp at Costanoa
Santa Barbara California Wine Country Pumpkin