|The bull shed at Wilder Ranch State Park.|
Visiting coastal California fills me with pangs of nostalgic longing. I love these landscapes and their flora, as I think I've shared before: the grasslands, the live oaks, the eucalyptus, the undulating hills.
Yesterday, a morning spent at the historic Cowell Lime Works and an afternoon at Wilder Ranch State Park nearly moved me to tears: the beauty, the peace, the perfection of it all! I am so very happy that those two beautiful historic ranches are being preserved, restored, and shared with the public. I really was a bit verklempt for a moment.
Luckily, I found three ticks on my pants later in the afternoon. I do love this region, but the nasty buggers helped me remember that I love home, too. It's a different kind of perfect.