California Poppies on the Pacific Ocean — photo by author

Our Daily Walk

soaking in the details during our precious time outside

Sara Grace Stasi
Apr 12, 2020 · 2 min read

Recently our town also shut down all parks and beaches and prohibited surfing as part of our county’s Shelter in Place directive to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Where once we could walk freely, we now treasure our one daily walk outside.

poppies on the pacific — photo by author

The bright California poppies, our state flower, are starting to bloom in the neighborhood.

palm crowns — photo by author

This palm tree against a blue sky is one of my favorite iconic coastal images.

Monterey Bay as viewed from Santa Cruz, CA — photo by author

Monterey Bay is an ever-changing vista of water and light as storm clouds float over the open water. Surfers still line the break before they shut it down for safety.

The Hook — photo by author

People were still hoping to catch a few final waves and enjoy the parks and beaches before the inevitable shutdown.

street sign — photo by author

Surfers will not be stoked to be shut down for so long, an unprecedented event in this surf community.

leaves and sky — photo by author

Nature continues at her own pace. Leaves and trees still change their colors and bloom against a startling blue sky.

a flowering tree — photo by author

There’s not much we can do but walk, wait, and keep the hope for a better tomorrow in our hearts.

Sara Grace Stasi

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Poems, short fiction, photography, musings on life. Santa Cruz, California. BA American Lit | BA Anthropology | MA Education. Patreon: sgstasi

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Sara Grace Stasi

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Poems, short fiction, photography, musings on life. Santa Cruz, California. BA American Lit | BA Anthropology | MA Education. Patreon: sgstasi

SNAPSHOTS

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An art and photography publication focused on visual narrative in storytelling.

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