Seaside Delights By Jane Lurie4 weeks ago ( 82 ) It Takes Two Wave Layers Thistle Pink Outstanding in Her Field Chimney Rock Overlook Like Hellican Ice Plant and Sea Bath Time Thistle Gone No. 451 These photographs were made this week at Point Reyes National Seashore. Share this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Animals, Black and White, Landscapes, Photography, WaterTags: California, Cows, Dairy Farms, Nature Photography, Point Reyes National Seashore Related Articles On California Time By Jane Lurie3 days ago ( 105 ) Morning Hike, Yosemite By Jane Lurie6 days ago ( 38 ) Moonlit Bay, San Francisco By Jane Lurie2 weeks ago ( 38 ) 82 comments › Marsi June 11, 2019 • 6:47 am This post makes my heart happy. I’ve only spent one day at Point Reyes, but it is one of my favorite days ever. I’d dreamed of seeing that iconic lighthouse for years, however we arrived to find it closed during our visit. Disappointment turned into delight when we instead took a 6-mile hike through the Tule Elk refuge during mating season and were treated to incredible wildlife sightings that included at least 40 elk (lots of bugling from the bulls), not-so-shy coyotes, a sea lion on the beach, and of course birds. On CBS Sunday morning two days ago, their “moment of nature” subject was Point Reyes. I like to think some of those calves they showed were being cooked up during our visit last fall 😉 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 11, 2019 • 3:18 pm Hi Marsi- I’m so happy that you had such a wonderful time in Pt. Reyes. (sorry about the lighthouse) It’s a magical place as you have beautifully described. The beaches are wild and the landscapes fabulous. I have my CBS Sunday mornings saved — a favorite part of the show– can’t wait to see! Thanks so much for your great comments. Reply ↓ belindagroverphotography June 3, 2019 • 11:44 am I do love the feeling of wide open space in the first photo with the path leading our eye outwards. A wonderful place to wander in and photograph. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 3, 2019 • 1:43 pm Thanks very much, Belinda. It’s fun to have these uninhabited open spaces so close to SF. Glad you enjoyed. Reply ↓ Susan Gutterman June 2, 2019 • 9:07 pm So many wonderful photos, Jane. I love the thistles and the calves. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 3, 2019 • 9:45 am Thank you, Susan. This was a wonderful day at Chimney Rock- have you been? The cows were particularly amusing this day…I don’t usually photograph them much and I just love the thistles. Glad you enjoyed these. 🙂 Reply ↓ Susan Gutterman June 3, 2019 • 9:50 am Hi Jane, I have not been to Chimney Rock, but our son was married at Chimney Rock Winery twenty four years ago today (yikes!). I’m thinking it was named after this place. Reply ↓ David June 1, 2019 • 9:20 am Big waves! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie June 1, 2019 • 9:49 am Huge! And a wind that’ll knock your socks off. 😳🌊 Reply ↓ bluebrightly May 31, 2019 • 9:02 am Yu’re having too much fun with the titles again, Jane. 😉 “Bath Time” is a stand-out for me, and I love that pelican over the waves, too. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 31, 2019 • 3:51 pm Hi Lynn, Thank you! Some captions are just too fun to resist. Glad you enjoyed this series- the cows really charmed me this trip but the ocean and cliffs are always calling. Your thoughts are much appreciated, as always. 🙂 Reply ↓ bluebrightly June 1, 2019 • 7:33 am I love cows, sometimes they call too. 😉 but yes if course the clouds and ocean are compelling! Have a good weekend. Reply ↓ Steve Gingold May 28, 2019 • 4:50 pm Love those cows. Is #4 your nod to Garrison Keillor? I really enjoyed the opening shot. Great sense of place. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 29, 2019 • 8:45 am Thanks so much, Steve. I’m glad that opening shot grabbed you. For me it conveys the feel of walking through those grasses to the vista point. And #4 certainly could be a nod to Garrison but he wasn’t in my thoughts, really. 😉 Appreciate you sharing your thoughts. Reply ↓ Dave Ply May 28, 2019 • 10:54 am It’s always good to follow your moos. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 28, 2019 • 2:15 pm Haha, Dave! That’s excellent! Thanks so much. 😁 Reply ↓ Ali, The Mindful Gardener May 27, 2019 • 10:01 pm As ever, a stunning collection, Jane. I love your thistles! And I always enjoy a cow pic! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 28, 2019 • 2:15 pm Thanks so much, Ali. Glad you’re a thistle fan, too. I found the cows quite amusing this trip. 🙂 Reply ↓ thereluctantpoet May 27, 2019 • 6:34 pm Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 28, 2019 • 2:14 pm Thanks again, Chuck! Reply ↓ Tina Schell May 27, 2019 • 1:55 pm Delightful as always Jane 😊. Loved your cows Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 28, 2019 • 2:14 pm Thanks, Tina. Fun day. Reply ↓ Liz Brennan May 27, 2019 • 1:41 pm Hahaha outstanding in her field. Brilliant! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 28, 2019 • 2:13 pm Thanks, Liz! Glad you found that one funny. 🤣 Reply ↓ Murtagh's Meadow May 27, 2019 • 12:25 pm Lovely images Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 27, 2019 • 12:35 pm Thanks very much, M.M. Glad you enjoyed them. 🙂 Reply ↓ Variety Of Life May 27, 2019 • 7:36 am So healthy to my eyes … Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 27, 2019 • 8:20 am I’m so glad, Harrie. Healthy to my soul when I’m there. Thanks very much. Reply ↓ Mackenzie May 27, 2019 • 7:22 am gorgeous photos!! Chimney Rock Overlook kinda reminds me of Big Sur. I looked it up on a map and it looks like it’s near Point Reyes- that’s on my bucket list! So beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Jane! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 27, 2019 • 8:23 am Hi Mackenzie, Yes! Dramatic cliffs not as high as Big Sur but a similar feel. Chimney Rock is in Point Reyes and is a popular and easy hike to the point – a big whale watching and wildflower spot. Glad these sparked your curiosity- thank you! Reply ↓ aakanewicloudcom May 27, 2019 • 5:14 am what a peaceful place…just love how u captured it’s bliss!! Loving BATH TIME👍 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 27, 2019 • 11:15 am Thanks, April. I want to take you here someday! I’ve never seen cows bathing and wading before… 😆 Reply ↓ Linda Wyatt May 27, 2019 • 3:37 am A little of everything in this post! Love 451 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 27, 2019 • 11:14 am Thanks, Linda. Variety is the spice! Glad you enjoyed them. 🙂 Reply ↓ paula graham May 27, 2019 • 2:44 am Gorgeous collection ..love the thistles and the cattle and all the others too! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 27, 2019 • 11:13 am Thank you, Paula. Always good to read your reaction. I’m a big thistle fan. 🙂 Cows, well…they happened to be doing fun things that day. 😄 Reply ↓ restlessjo May 27, 2019 • 12:00 am So many of them, aren’t there? It looks blissful, Jane 🙂 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 27, 2019 • 11:12 am Hi Jo, I assume you mean cows…there are a number of historic working dairy farms on Pt. Reyes. We drink milk from there. 🙂 I’m happy you enjoyed this-blissful, indeed. Thank you! Reply ↓ restlessjo May 27, 2019 • 11:32 am I meant seaside delights, Janet, but I like the cows too 😚💕 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 27, 2019 • 12:00 pm Ha! Yes…many delights! Hope you had a great weekend! Reply ↓ www.corneliaweber-photography.com May 26, 2019 • 10:19 pm Makes me to wish to be there, Jane. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 10:40 pm Thanks, Cornelia. I’m happy to take you there and I hope you see it in person someday. 🙂 Reply ↓ www.corneliaweber-photography.com May 26, 2019 • 11:54 pm That would be lovely to see each other in person some day. Reply ↓ smilecalm May 26, 2019 • 7:47 pm enjoyed your visit to this wonderful place i know 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 10:41 pm I’m so glad you liked seeing this familiar spot, Smilecalm. Thanks very much. 🙂 Reply ↓ plaidcamper May 26, 2019 • 7:33 pm I enjoyed this varied collection! Wave Layers is a lovely photograph – I’ve tried and tried to capture surf layers but don’t have the eye/skill/technical ability. And No. 451 is such a sweet picture. Thanks, Jane! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 10:47 pm Thanks very much, Adam. I am rather obsessed with waves lately. The wind and surf were wild! I shot this with my 90mm prime (135mm with crop sensor) so it condensed the landscape into a more layered or flattened effect. And I shoot on continuous mode to catch a whole series which is cool to look at in sequence. And that new little calf was certainly a bright spot in the day. Glad you enjoyed these! Reply ↓ twobrownfeet May 26, 2019 • 6:08 pm I love the sea! Thanks for taking me there! xo Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 7:17 pm Thank you, Cheryl! A great spot to clear the mind and embrace the sea. Glad you enjoyed these and I hope you and Basil are doing well. xo Reply ↓ Steve Schwartzman May 26, 2019 • 5:48 pm Couldn’t help noticing how you’re playing with words in the caption of the fourth photo. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 7:14 pm I’m glad you noticed, Steve, that’s the idea. 😁 As you probably know, I enjoy a good pun or funny twist in captions. Thanks. Reply ↓ popsiclesociety May 26, 2019 • 4:18 pm Wow! What a beautiful place! Thank you for sharing! 😊 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 7:13 pm Thanks so much, Ribana. I’m happy you enjoyed my little slice of heaven. It’s hard to believe how close these places are to San Francisco. Reply ↓ robert20359 May 26, 2019 • 3:23 pm hi jane, as always you show great pictures again, I especially like the first, second, fifth and seventh. greetings robert Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 7:12 pm Hi Robert, Pleased you enjoyed this series and those in particular. Great place for landscapes. Thanks so much and it’s great to hear from you. Reply ↓ Fabio May 26, 2019 • 3:04 pm Superb job! Congratulations, Jane! 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 7:11 pm Thank you so much, Fabio! 🙂 Reply ↓ Suzanne et Pierre May 26, 2019 • 3:01 pm Delights indeed… Lovely images. (Suzanne) Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 7:11 pm Thank you very much, Suzanne. I’m pleased you enjoyed these images. 🙂 Reply ↓ Michael Scandling May 26, 2019 • 2:58 pm One of my favorite places in entire world, as you know. I especially like the monochromes, and especially the bathing cows, which I’ve never seen before. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 7:10 pm Thanks so much, Michael. It’s a magical place, isn’t it? I don’t usually spend much time on the cows but when I saw them in the water, that stopped me- I’d never seen that before either. Reply ↓ Prior... May 26, 2019 • 2:55 pm Cute title with #451 😉 New “ones” bring such a heart smile And wonderful post, Jane Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 7:09 pm Thanks very much, Yvette. Lovely to see this little one…glad you like the caption. 😉 Reply ↓ rabirius May 26, 2019 • 2:18 pm Beautiful landscapes and thistles – one of my favorite flowers. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 7:08 pm Thanks, Rabirius. So much to see in this park and I’m very glad we share a love of thistles! 🙂 Reply ↓ Eliza Waters May 26, 2019 • 2:17 pm Oh the Pacific – so beautiful along the CA coast. Lovely photos, Jane, and that calf couldn’t be any newer – sweet! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 7:07 pm Thank you, Eliza. Along with the vast acres of fields and cliffs, there are a number of historic working dairy farms on Point Reyes and I just happened to spot this new little calf! Momma was just finishing cleaning her. Very sweet. Reply ↓ Gunta May 26, 2019 • 2:09 pm Looks like you had a lovely time at the coast! There is certainly something magical about the ocean and the seashore. Marvelous images, as always. Loved all the captions, but #451 made me laugh out loud! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 7:04 pm Hi Gunta, Thanks very much. It is such fun to have this place so close to the city. I feel like I’m in a different world up there…serene, yet wild. I’m so glad you enjoyed my hike by the sea. I usually don’t spend much time with all the cows but the light was so good on them! I’m very pleased you LOL’d at #451…🤣my kind of woman! Reply ↓ blhphotoblog May 26, 2019 • 1:43 pm Lovely and cheerful my faves are the two thistle shots. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 1:47 pm Thank you, Brian. I’m so glad you like those shots– very nice coming from an expert close-up shooter. 🙂 Reply ↓ sharonbuehler May 26, 2019 • 1:19 pm Bathing Cows…my favorite. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 1:45 pm Thanks, Sharon. That cracked me up and I’d never seen that on Point Reyes before. Glad you enjoyed! Reply ↓ cindy knoke May 26, 2019 • 1:07 pm Glorious photos Jane! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 1:14 pm Thanks very much, Cindy! It’s such an amazing place to explore. Glad you like them. Reply ↓ YellowCable May 26, 2019 • 1:05 pm Fantastic pictures. Love those B&W pictures especially the ones with the cows. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 1:43 pm Thanks very much, YC. The cows were especially appealing this time…there are many historic dairy farms on Point Reyes. Glad you enjoyed them! Reply ↓ Sue May 26, 2019 • 1:05 pm Oh, brilliant, what a productive time! I love the cows bathing, the thistles, but most of all It takes Two, with the leading line ….marvellous! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 1:15 pm Thanks very much, Sue! It sure was a day filled with variety. Glad you like Two, especially, a favorite that I think captures the wild feel of that hike out to the point. 🙂 Reply ↓ Sue May 26, 2019 • 1:41 pm I love the composition and the textures Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 1:45 pm Thanks. I thought the textures of the grasses contrasting the smooth background was particularly nice in monochrome. Reply ↓ Sue May 27, 2019 • 12:11 am Yes, I do agree Love to hear what you think... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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