“One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded
by the waters of the Bay, the horizons were remote and distant
rims on the edge of space. Millions of stars blazed in darkness,
and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages. Otherwise
there was no reminder of human life.”
~ Rachel Carson (marine biologist; author, Silent Spring. 1907-1964)
I sit at the water’s edge on the tip of a small peninsula at the
southern end of Morro Bay, a bird sanctuary on the rural Central
Coast of California, where I enjoy unparalleled views of the Bay.
I offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, in
romance, here in “the middle kingdom” as National Geographic once
called my region of California. I am your natural escape, your
refuge and your home base for exploring all that is around me and
all that is within you.
Come and stay a spell with me. Read one of my intriguing books
filled with short stories or watch one of my DVDs. Make tea or
cook a gourmet meal in my fully equipped kitchen to enjoy by candlelight
or under the stars on my kitchen’s deck. Snuggle into my sea foam
green king-size bed. Curl up with a good book in my corner reading
chair, peruse original art on my walls, and discover my handmade
baskets and carvings from Africa, the South Seas, and local Native
Americans. Enjoy a glass of award-winning Central Coast wine as
you sit quietly on my deck and watch the pelicans, herons, snowy
plovers and peregrine falcons while the sun slips silently into
I have seen and heard many things in my three score and ten years.
Like all places where people dwell, there is a spirit here that
has been shaped by the personalities, conversations, and temperament
of those who have spent time here. I have been occupied by travelers,
adventurers, writers, painters, romantics and naturalists…and by
my owners’ four generations of artists and lovers of life. Their
presence lingers in the air and invites you to both partake and
contribute your own essence to my evolving character.