Saturday, March 10, 2012

Morning coffee


Today is beautiful, sunny, and clear. I'm having a cup of coffee on the deck, reading a book. The air is sweet with the scent of wisteria and lemon blossoms.

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And this is the view from my chair. I never get tired of it. The amazing geologic folds of the earth, the heaved and angled layers of rock, the huge flat slabs upthrust like teeth from the hills. The soft gray-green chaparral and oaken forest. The vertical rills marking landslides, gullies where rainfall and storm waters drain off the mountain. That white house I've never visited in person, with its meadow and tree-lined avenue. The tile roofs of other houses hidden among the trees.

It's a beautiful Saturday morning in Topanga. How's it where you are?

9 comments:

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Can I move in with you? That is a GORGEOUS view!
I awoke to sunny skies but it has since clouded over. Still, it is a productive day with laundry on the line and flapping in the wind, bathrooms getting scrubbed, and college kids coming home this afternoon.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Looks wonderful!

If you still have room after Karen moves in...
~

smalltownme said...

Lovely view. I'm on a road trip, taking son and a teammate ton a mountain bike race.

Gilly said...

If I had that view I'd be out there all day and every day!! Its wonderful!

Grey and murky here today (Sunday) but not raining. Yet.

Littlemama said...

Beautiful view...you're very lucky!

I'm a little late to this, but it's raining. It was raining yesterday too. Tomorrow's forcast....rain.

Littlemama said...

***forecast

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. That view is heavenly!

cactus petunia said...

Paradise! Thanks for sharing...I can almost feel the sun and smell the canyon smells.
Happy Sunday!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The view is gorgeous. Gotta love that wisteria aroma. My favorite wisteria vine is the one that grows all over the Washington Irving home.