Sunday, February 7, 2010


I am just back from California where I have been for over a week enjoying the weather and the company of friends.   We had a house in Morro Bay high on the hill overlooking the ocean and the Morro rock, a local landmark that can be seen for miles guiding you back home.

In spite of forecast rain, we had beautiful sunshine each day and we painted and explored.
One of my favorite things to do in January on the central California coast is  visit the elephant seals on their beach as they birth their young and linger on the beach for a few weeks before heading back out to the ocean.  We were not disappointed this year, for they were  there by the hundreds.....a very National Geographic scene.



  1. Betty, I'm soooo glad you're back!!! I have certainly missed seeing your wonderful paintings every day!

  2. Beautiful and welcome back! Can't wait to see more ocean works.

    We need to finish our conversation from before you left...

  3. Hi Ann. It is good to be back but also good to have had the California trip. Plein air painting on the beach is neat!

  4. Hello Susan, Good to hear from you and we do need to finish our conversation. Thanks for the nice comment.