Sunday, September 12, 2010

La Selva Beach and Heart and Home

Welcome back to Heart and Home, and thanks for stopping by.

I spent a delightful afternoon
 at a "new-to-me" store PATINE,
in the teeny-tiny downtown of La Selva Beach.

I finally left close to two hours later,
after poking around,
checking out all the wonderful reclaimed ticking linens,
candles, jewelry, pillows, scarves, lanterns and more.

I had a great time talking with Dani, co-owner of the business with her husband.
I will tell you more about Dani and PATINE in a future post.
And show you pictures, too.
In the meantime, you can find out more HERE.

After my shopping expedition I continued on out of town.
I came upon this at the end of the road:

On one of the most glorious days of the late Summer,
the sun was sparkling on the water like diamonds.

For a little while I had this part of the world to all to myself.
Peace and tranquility free for me to enjoy as long as I wanted.

The temperature of the air was so perfect I couldn't feel it on my skin.
I love days like this!

The sunlight glistened off the gentle waves.

The beach was nearly abandoned.
For miles in each direction I could count only a handful of walkers with their dogs.

Railroad tracks seldom used 
provide symbolism for my feelings this afternoon.
I'm on my way somewhere, but to where exactly?
Who knows.

I felt the urge to join the group of children playing in the surf,
But there was no obvious way down the cliffs to the shore.

 I think this part of the world is kept a secret from the rest of us
 by those who are in the know.

I can't blame them.
I would want to have this quiet place to myself, too.

I would divulge it's location to only a few chosen,
special ones, dear to my heart.
People I know and trust to keep a secret.

I can't take you there,
But I can share this place with you today.

Enjoy the harmony and the beauty of the ocean,
on one of the most perfect last days of Summer.

Until next time,


Sonia said...


I love love that California coast and the Pacific Ocean! I'm not familiar with this beautiful! I'll have to check it out on my next trip out there in January. TFS!

Miss Bloomers

Dawn said...

gorgeous! thanks for sharing:)

Gypsy Heart said...

Breathtaking! So quiet and peaceful ~ a definite place for relaxation and reflection. Thanks so much for sharing!

Have a beautiful day ~


Kimberly-mytoesareclaustrophobic said...

How beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photos with us.

Just dropping by from SITS and wishing you a blessed day.

Lori E said...

Amazing to me that the beach is empty. We have miles of coastline and other than some of the very popular spots there are many areas that are still relatively empty.
Maybe easy access is the issue.

Carol said...

Heidi, that is so very beautiful. And I'm glad you said "one of the last days of summer". I have a hard time letting go of summer, even though fall holds its own delights!

Allison said...

Gorgeous photos, Heidi! Sounds like you had a lovely and relaxing day. I am dying to go to Patine and check out thier linens. I love their French ticking pillows. How fun! Have a great week.

la la Lovely said...

So gorgeous... almost as good as being there! Thanks for sharing!
xo Trina