A Coast of a Different Color

Since I’m still on east coast time, I was up and out at daybreak. Wandering through any amusement park during off-hours is evocative, and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk didn’t disappoint. It was just the cleaning crews, gulls and me. So captivating to be able to look at it and really see, some vignettes large and some subtle. Here’s what caught my eye:

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On the thirteenth day of Xmas (because some years deserve just a little extra), my true love gave to me…

…a trip to sunny, warm Santa Cruz, CA for a family reunion.

…and a partridge in a pear tree.

Holiday elves mixed up the images – the 12th day post yesterday was supposed to be a partridge in a pear tree.

On the twelfth day of Xmas, my true love gave to me…

…a gift certificate from Maxwell’s, the epitome of elegance and sophistication…what will I choose?

On the eleventh day of Xmas, my true love gave to me…

…silver and crystal candlesticks, to light the winter dark.