Cheese (And Leaves) At The Goat Farm

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There is a large goat farm in Pescadero, California that is an amazing combination of high tech cheese making and clever down home marketing. It’s called Harley’s Goat Farm  http://www.harleyfarms.com/. We stopped in town for lunch the day before we were due to fly back to Boston and hung around for a while soaking in the calm beautiful atmosphere of a business that loved what it did.

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What is does of course is make cheese and what great cheese it is! They let you taste all the offerings and it is virtually impossible to leave without something, especially if the something has just won a gold medal in european cheese making contest AND has flowers on the top.

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AND LET US NOT FORGET WHO HAS MADE ALL THIS POSSIBLE

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Surfing California’s Mid Coast

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“There’s a lot of power out there today my man.”

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“I’ve broken 2 boards already.”

Catching A Ride With A Dolphin

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In Monterey the sea dominates Cannery Row area. As we went downstairs from our hotel room to a coffee shop for a little “wake me up” it was softly raining.  There on the patio was a young seagull yelling his head off sitting on the head of a dolphin statue. I couldn’t resist this quick silhouette photo.

Monterey….A Study In Gray

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We’re passing through this little coastal California city today and staying in the Cannery Row area made famous by John Steinbeck. Looking out the window this morning the mist and clouds made a beautiful counterpoint to the harsh concrete structures on the shore.

Back in the “real world” from the mountains and desert today and can’t help but notice that greed is still doing just fine.

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As the sun sets in Death Valley

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As the sun gets closer to the horizon these mountains begin to glow and reveal the most amazing colors. Ochre colored rocks take on hues of gold, silver and green. In fact the photograph below was taken at a place called “the artist’s palette”.

The quiet cruel beauty of this place makes a powerful impression as darkness approaches.

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First Light…Death Valley

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