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Monday, November 29, 2010

where i live - mendocino, california, usa

mission: MUSE - "where i live"
by guest muse jennifer

 My Muse is Mendocino

I'm so inspired by the water. I live at the shore, and I wouldn't have it any other way. From day to day the ocean changes so much. Fierce and powerful at times, calm and relaxing other days. One of my favorite things to do is to watch people and critters interact with this beautiful body of water. Who can resist  the charm of children building sandcastles, otters frolicking in the waves, or ducks gliding on glassy ponds. Yes, I love the water, and this amazing place that I live. Mendocino County, in Northern California, suits me. I've lived here for about nine years, but my romance with the area began long before that. Whenever I had the chance, I would escape, and come here, to recharge my battery. To soak in the inspiration that fills me when I sit and watch the waves crashing.

I sometimes toy with the idea of moving away from this place, but when I do, I always dream of another  place by the water. It's part of me now, and I know I can't be happy if I'm separated from it.

 ~Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.    Robert Henri

Thank you for visiting where I live. Please feel free to visit my blog to learn more about my life in California and my etsy shop to see more of my photography.

Jennifer of Gilding Lilies


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  1. Jennifer, thanks for sharing your love for Mendocino and these gorgeous photos. I haven't been to the actual town in a number of years although we camp in Mendocino County frequently. I think a photo walk is in order! :)

  2. beautiful place. A well written post--I now want to go visit.

  3. Thank you for musing with us Jen! Wonderful post and photos.

  4. What a gorgeous post Jen! Now I'm craving a visit - such a stunning place.

  5. the seascapes are so pretty! anytime i see water, i start missing home...