Thursday, May 15, 2008

Lupin Fairies!

Thoughts for Thursday, May 15, 2008

When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now, when every new baby is born, its first laugh becomes a fairy. ~ James Matthew Barrie

Wow, what a vision! I have been getting up at 5:30 am every day.......and walking on the beach. Its heavenly and godly all at the same time. (remind me to tell all of you about the man living in the VW and the little story he told me about the ocean and how it heals)
But yesturday, I finally got back to my storage and got all the props and photo stuff and seats OUT OF THE VAN, and I got my bike back IN!

So today, I got up, got all the stuff, and headed for the beach road. I rode the bike for almost 7 miles day.........and although I have not been on it for, oh dear, since november?? felt like yesturday.

The smell of the beach, the hot air coming in over the mountains (which made me change shirts) and when the wind shifted, the cold-moist-wet air hit me from the ocean. It is hard not to feel ALIVE at that moment.

BUT...........I started to ride......and the roads are overflowing with these bushes that have tall yellow or purple flowers on it.....they look like lupins..(like I know what a lupin is) ........and I am not sure of the name, but they smell like a cross between lilacs and magnolias and sweet sugar. It is intoxicating. and as I rode, the fog cleared and the beach looked like there should be some hotties running along the road headed for the sand and surf!

Every few feet I would come up to another bush of lupins (hahah) and there would be little tiny birds on the ground dashing inbetween the brances. I mean it reminded me of that huge big snowstorm we had in NY long the 60's I think, where the snow drifts and banks were so tall we made tunnels in and out of them. I can see it now. All of us kids, dashing in and out of the tunnels, GIGGLING and having the time of our lives!
But these little birds, hopping and skipping in and out of the holes the brances offered looked like they were having a blast too.
So for me, those were the little fairies of the lupins.........there, just to entertain me! And it was free! ~p.hawkins

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