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Hearst Castle a California Treasure

Hearst Castle is a place I had heard of many times having lived in California pretty much all of my life, but I had yet to take the trip up the coast to see it. So when my friend Lia suggested we drive up to Hearst Castle it I was excited to go and check it out. Hearst Castle was purchased in 1865 by George Hearst a wealthy businessman and U.S. Senator. The over 250,000 acres of ranch land on the California coast in San Simeon was inherited by George Hearst’s son and newspaper publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst in 1919. Hearst commissioned architect Julia Morgan to help him build the resort of his dreams. Julia Morgan was the first woman to receive a certification in architecture from L’École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and California’s first licensed female architect.
DSC00832Lia and I decided to drive up to Hearst Castle from Santa Barbara on a Saturday. There are several different options for the tours so make sure you visit the website to plan your visit. Luckily for us we arrived just at the right time before the 60 minute Grand Rooms tour began. We purchased tickets for $25 when we arrived, but you can also reserve tickets in advance from the Hearst Castle website. To get to the castle which is all the way up on top of what is called the “enchanted hill” so you must take a bus.  The bus goes up the winding roads of the ranch and driving up the road it transports you back to the time when Hearst and his guests would arrive at the property.

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Celebration

This evening we celebrated my friend Helen’s birthday at the Boathouse at Hendry’s beach. It was so warm today and the sunset was gorgeous. I still feel like I am seeing portals even in the clouds in the sky. Keep reading to view the photo gallery 🙂

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Spring Equinox – Moving Forward

The cosmic events on Friday March 20th have created a noticeable shift in the universe. The super moon eclipse and Spring Equinox have opened some portals to new opportunities. I have been meditating every day in an effort to focus on my own purpose in life. Last week I was able to spend a good amount of time in the art studio working with artist Robert Heckes and his young daughters to create some large paintings. The paintings are large and layered and it has been a very enjoyable experience working on these pieces. His daughters participate in painting and it is very touching to see a family creating art together. I actually taught one of his daughters art when I was teaching classes for Art Innovators at Roosevelt school in Santa Barbara.

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What Remains of the Day

Sunday was another one of those picture perfect Santa Barbara days. After riding my bike through Hope Ranch and along the coast to Montecito I decided to finish off the day with a walk on the beach at sunset. I grabbed my camera and headed out to Hendry’s beach. The clouds were silvery blue when I arrived. I watched the sunset as it progressed through it’s phases and the crescent moon peeked out from white and then bright pink clouds. After the sun passed below the horizon the sky became fire red and bright orange. It was magnificent to see and I am always truly grateful to witness the beauty of nature. Continue reading to check out the image gallery.

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Gorgeous Sunset at Hendry’s Beach

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One of my favorite places to watch the sunset in Santa Barbara is Hendry’s Beach. Whenever there are unique clouds in the sky I can tell it’s probably going to be an amazing sunset. I always get upset with myself for missing a good sunset so I made sure to head out to the beach to catch this one and I’m so glad I did! The tide was low so the sunset was creating beautiful reflections in the tide pools. The sky looked like a gorgeous painting. I’m sure you will probably see more posts like this on my blog, but I hope you enjoy them!

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