Three months on the coast of central California.  

The mission in Carmel-by-the-Sea is usually a the first place I go when we are here.  I love the architecture of Spanish Missions and this one is so very beautiful and has lovely gardens.  I’m glad we arrived in March, because shortly after I took these photos, the mission underwent some major renovations and is now surrounded by fences and construction equipment.

We had a visit from our daughter and grandson which brought us a great deal of joy and they loved it here.

The view from Pebble Beach Golf Links.

The Gin Bar at the cottage.  

A neighbors Cecil Bruner roses in bloom and extremely fragrant.  I’ll need to plant some of these.

Plenty of seafood.  

 Photography:  Ryannan Bryer de Hickman