I hope you had a nice weekend.
I ordered a new mattress this weekend, isn’t that SUPER exciting?
It will be delivered today, and I imagine I’ll have sweet dreams tonight?
Age of current mattress = 25 years!
Distress caused to my back by my very old mattress = Extreme!
How long do most people keep a mattress?
Maybe 10 years?
It was an odd-weather weekend here.
Saturday morning I woke up to light rain.
My backyard view on Saturday morning.
The canyon and mountains are the greenest I’ve ever seen them.
We got a LOT of rain this year.
(The browner/dirt areas you see are where fire prevention folks have cut in firebreaks to aid in the event of a wildfire.)
Saturday’s morning rain shower didn’t last and I was out hiking on trails along ocean bluffs before noon.
There are a lot of pretty wild flowers on coastal bluffs right now.
There is yellow everywhere you look in Orange County these days.
Our hills are covered in yellow wildflowers … primarily wild mustard, but also yellow daisies as seen in the above photo.
I’m a little tentative hiking these days.
I can’t risk a fall because it would rupture my starting-to-heal tendon … so I take safer/flatter trails for the time being.
Eventually my hike led to a late afternoon walk on the beach.
Purple and yellow wildflowers cling to the side of the bluffs by the ocean – pelicans fly overhead.
It was such a beautiful afternoon.
I brought my camera and took a few photos.
Midday isn’t a good time for photography, but that’s okay … because my arm can’t take very many yet anyway.
I walked a couple miles until I arrived at The Beachcomber where I stopped for a very late, light, lunch.
While I was having lunch, a strong wind kicked up.
The ocean was covered in white caps and a weather advisory had been put out for small boats.
I had a few miles to walk/hike back to my parked car.
It was a struggle to walk directly INTO a strong wind the entire time.
(Post-lunch, I would have preferred to take a nap in one of the Crystal Cove Beach Cottages while waiting for the wind to subside.)
But, it helped to know I had company chaperoning me along my way.
Several dolphin swam and played nearby as I made my return trip.
It was really a nice way to spend a Saturday …
Hiking, followed by a beach walk, lunch with an ocean view, and frolicking dolphins to accompany me on my journey home.