The University of California is often referred to as UC, and taking off from SBA it’s one of the beautiful things you see. We see it many times, yet still it’s a bit breathtaking every time. On days like this when there’s barely a hint of haze, UC is a jewel set between mountains and sea.
I’m feeling Elvish today. Looking at this pic from a recent hike up from Tucker’s Grove, I remembered the moment. The shape of it, with colorful leaves around it and across the top but bare inside somehow got me imagining a place where Forest Elves might hang out. Maybe the soft rustling sound was just the wind, but I thought for a moment something moved inside. If you click to see the larger version, maybe you’ll see what I mean.