Our friends Becky & Keith invited us for a little excursion down the coast on Tuesday. We stopped at several beaches on the way and found some absolutely beautiful stones at each. I decided several months back that I wanted to do something on the concrete cover in our garden and started bringing home flat stones from our own beach to do some sort of cute covering for the lid. While at these beaches we found some beautiful flat stones that are more colorful and much more ornate than what I have found here. Look at these examples:
These bigger rocks will be used as a rock garden in one area of our garden. I just cannot believe the colors.
These were just too beautiful not to pick up and display somewhere on our porch.
These are some of my favorites.
I found this cute little fellow and decided that he needed a home in San Clemente. Keith looked at me pretty strange when I dragged this to the car. Not sure if it looks like a bird or a small seal but I will find a place for it to keep watch over my garden.
We all had a great time playing on the beach, I recommend this activity for anyone that wants to feel like a kid again. Of course, the next day your back may be a bit sore but it was worth it.
We saw turtle nests that have been cordoned off to protect the precious eggs scattered around this one beach.
The views of the cliffs and the beach were breathtaking.
What a great day to act like a beach bum!