Monday, January 9, 2012

gnarly….dude…..

Define gnarly:


In “Urban” terms it means radical, beyond, tubular, sweet, awesome, great, extreme – like that. Some folks think that California is all about living at the beach, riding a surf board, driving in convertibles and we all have blonde hair. Well, parts are like that – for some – but for the most part it is a diverse state. HOWEVER, my favorite place to be is at the coast. There are some totally wicked beaches, beyond gorgeous scenery and now and then you can catch some surfers patiently bobbing along the water just waiting for that totally hot tubular wave.


Basically, gnarly coolness is all around – you just have to pay attention and enjoy the surroundings….such as these old posts with corroded chains running between them along the pier…Picture 126…to beautiful glowing orange sunsets at the beach. Picture 409P1010047jWhite sandy beaches invite you to stroll along barefoot, relax and only wish that that moment – that place – could be captured in time, to make it last just a little bit longer.


Mild weather allows the dress attire to be that of shorts and sandals…


Picture 112Picture 114…and…Picture 116…hanging ten…Picture 118…in the middle of December.Picture 122Picture 134It is pretty cool, dude, living in Northern California. No complaints here. You can even have a bonfire and dinner at the beach – no jacket required. Just bring your favorite comfy lawn chair and maybe a long stick and a bag of plump marshmallows to roast. Good stuff here!Picture 403Picture 251 Picture 257 And, as the dogs would agree, it is totally gnarly to be able to spend awesome days out and about in our lovely state. Right?


I got a hang paw on that one!

21 comments:

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I so miss living in California!!! We also lived in northern CA and I kick myself that we didn't make the drive to the ocean more often back then! At least here in TX we still have awesome weather in winter...it was 78 degrees last weekend!
Michelle

Deborah said...

Sweetest post ever!
Oh it looks so lovely there Becky!!
Love those shots of the scotties...exceptional!
I wish I could sit there on the beach with you..i could bring our scotties too?! xoxoxo

Lots of love,
Deborah xoxoxoxoxo

Vee said...

Thank you for sharing your sweet beach with us. If I were just strolling in, I might think you were speaking like a Maineah what with that "wicked" adjective. ;)

camp and cottage living said...

It looks like a fabulous place to live. Or even visit right now.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I agree! Totally awesome! Warm hugs from the other side of the country! ♥♥♥

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Beautiful! Right now summer seems so far away, even though we only have a sprinkling of snow, so your photos bring summer thoughts to mind.

Lisa said...

SO nice of you to share your lovley home! Maybe CA should get you to do their ads ;)
Hugs, Lisa

Two French Bulldogs said...

We are down in So Cal. This CA sure is beautiful
Benny & Lily

Liz said...

Oh! That just made me smile! :) Your pics are so awesome. They could be used for postcards. :) Enjoy the weather.

~Liz

P.S. Can you come by and see my post on my hutch? I know you see a lot of antiques and thought you might know more....

skoots1mom said...

SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Beautiful photos...thanks for sharing. I remember fun times at the beach, day trips to San Francisco, shopping in the bay area....Oh I soooooo miss Cali. I've been in Idaho for 3 years and I still hate the cold, the negative degrees, everything frozen! I miss shorts and sandals and warm sunshine, being able to drive 5 minutes to any of your favorite shops. Here it's over an hour drive to get to a mall or decent restaurant. I dream of coming home to Cali :(

Elsie said...

Beautiful state you live in Becky.
Gorgeous pictures, girl you are
good. It's raining and cold here,
bah humbug and you are at a beautiful beach...sigh...ENVY!!!

Rita said...

I love visiting the San Fran area. In fact we just got back from there. Enjoyed some hiking, a beach, etc.

Debra Roberts said...

Lovely post Becky! I hope our next trip to visit we have the opportunity to go over to the coast with ya'll.

Love you lots,
xoxo
Debbie

Elizabeth and Gary said...

I want to go to the Beach too!!!!!
Have a sweet day,
Elizabeth

Happy@Home said...

I've only been to northern California once, but it was enough to make me agree that it is ... totally gnarly!! Would love to return someday, but for now I am content to enjoy your beautiful pictures.
Glad the wee Scottie found his way to you.
XO,
Kim

justjohn said...

Nothing better than scotties on the beach! Great pics!

Parsley said...

Oh my word. I wish I were there!

Low Tide High Style said...

Really beautiful! I've been to the West Coast beaches just a handful of times over the years, but there truly is no other place on earth quite like it!

Kat :)

Valarie said...

I have read your blog for so long, but have not left a comment. I am going through a difficult time in my life, and you always give me inspiration. The hardships that you have faced make me know that I will come out of my ordeal stronger. Thank you for sharing. Valarie

Kris said...

Totally gnarly!!!