She Turns a Corner

The Tolowa Dee-ni' appreciated this beauty way before I did.  Their sacred grounds are now pocked with turn-outs for Sunday drivers and paddocks for cows. If you can ignore the holocaust that occurred just here just over a hundred years ago, it's easier to just label Pebble Beach Drive at Washington Boulevard in Crescent City as one of the most vista-filled intersections in the county. It's certainly one I've often lingered at, being an ideal half-way point for a casual run from my childhood home. Going and coming from this point there is always something to watch: Brown pelicans gliding above the cliffs; Aleutian geese rising or falling to their roosting place on Castle Rock just out of the picture to the west; a few airplanes approaching for landing just overhead; surfers and beachcombers below; the ridiculous colors of sunsets or the subtle shifts of fog along the coast. 

  Pebble Beach Drive at Washington Blvd. , in progress

Pebble Beach Drive at Washington Blvd., in progress

  Pebble Beach Drive at Washington Blvd. , in progress

Pebble Beach Drive at Washington Blvd., in progress

  Pebble Beach Drive at Washington Blvd. , in progress

Pebble Beach Drive at Washington Blvd., in progress

  Pebble Beach Drive at Washington Blvd.  2015. Oil on panel. 48 x 36 inches.

Pebble Beach Drive at Washington Blvd. 2015. Oil on panel. 48 x 36 inches.

  Pebble Beach Drive at Washington Blvd.,  detail

Pebble Beach Drive at Washington Blvd., detail

  Pebble Beach Drive at Washington Blvd.,  detail

Pebble Beach Drive at Washington Blvd., detail