Monday, April 10th!

Happy Monday!

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.

One Response to “Monday, April 10th!”

  1. Michelle

    With the exception of walking into the wind, that sounds like an ideal day. Hope your mattress was as comfortable as expected!

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