lace is everywhere—this foam is produced by an algae or some substance that lives in the ocen water and was traveling in yesterday (neither of us caught the name, sorry).
yesterday we went to torrey pines state park near la jolla. it was a chilly, cloudy—almost rainy—day, so we took advantage of the cool air to do a little hiking.
the park has a walkable beach and then trails among the cliffs above. we headed down the beach underneath the cliffs and watched the surfaces change as we went
here is where the wind and flying sand carves out a beautiful texture over time . . . it sort of mimics the texture of some of the cactus in the area.
a little further along we could see layers of rock with more color variation and beyond that, another new texture where a gulley was carved out around a formation from another type of rock.
about a mile down we came to flat rock, a formation which extends out into the water a bit and has beautiful lines and crescents along its sides
where several different varieties of sea life make their home. since it was low tide, we saw a few examples. these clumps of shelled creatures were hanging at regularly-spaced intervals all along the overhang
and there was another type that moved when we touched it (but i didn’t get a photo)
(that’s kim, not a sea creature that washed ashore, hehehe)
once we headed up into the cliff trails, we saw lots more greenery and flowers
it was all too lovely . . . i want to live there. or maybe here in the cabana.
later in the afternoon we went to cole’s volleyball game
i think you get the idea; the photos are all action, but he played really well and they beat their previously undefeated opponents in one game.
i cast on for the second spectator sock (natch!) once we found our seats and cole agreed to hold the results when the game was over. it will forever be known as the volleyball section. and yes, all kim’s kids are this cute.
since these are school nights, we are mostly hanging out with the kids in the evening and enjoying movies and some TV (we watched the alaska experience and american idol, which i had never seen before).
and therefore, much knitting is happening.
i’m almost done with the body of the shawl (i’m on the tenth repeat now); after that i just have to knit on the edging along the top. it’s a tiny one so i think it won’t take too long.
today we are heading out for an urban hike and later on i will cook a pasta dinner for everyone, so we need to hit little italy for some ingredients i think.