we have a phenomenon here in southern ca called santa ana conditions. i don't know all the technicalities, but basically when this happens, the wind patterns shift, so instead of coming in from the ocean, they come from the desert, bringing heat and dryness to the coast, along with windy conditions.
sometimes, as was the case yesterday, it's actually hotter at the beach than it is in the desert. it's these exact conditions that often fuel our infamous fire-storms, especially when it happens in the fall, after months of no rainfall, when the brush is tinder-dry. scary stuff.
anyway, i decided to take advantage of the warm temperatures we have been having and head down to the beach. i visited the tidepools at the south end of cardiff beach. how fun to see all the little treasures there!
at her finest.
so full of life!!