The place is called Sea Ranch. It's on the Northern California coast and it is here where my love for the ocean began. I still find standing on a cliff by the ocean deeply self-nurturing. It's such a complete sensory experience and so joyful to me that I feel like I literally soak it in. I love the sounds of giant waves pounding the rocks while the sea gulls give their eery calls above. I love the feel of the cool spray, the trembling earth, the wind, the sun. I love the sights of the deep, deep blue Pacific, the bent cypress trees, the colorful tide pools, and the sunsets that streak the waters with rippling gold. I love the salty smells and the wood smoke and the musty pine when traveling through a thicket. I can put myself so completely in this place that I yearn for it when I've been away for a long time. There is nothing like this kind of ocean setting to sooth my soul; it gives me such inner happiness just to experience this particular aspect of nature.
These are just some of the pictures of this recent trip. It's a truly glorious spot for soul-smiles.