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North Coast Winds - Robin Joy Wellman - August 2016

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North Coast Winds - Robin Joy Wellman - August 2016

It’s the little things. The littlest tiniest things! Miracles of this world we live in. You know the old saying “stop and smell the roses”? Well let’s take it a little deeper – in the rose. Next time you pass a rose – look inside – look at the details of the petal – do you see the flight lines for the hummingbirds and the bees? It reminds us of how we are truly looking at miracles every day. Take a look at the stigma, and the style (those things that are poking up), and the delicate little bits of pollen that carry tons of information to another plant. Amazing! Have you really looked at a redwood tree, really looked at the bark or the leaf with all its intricacies and lines? Or looked at the many colors on a feather you passed on the ground? How about the drop in the water in the river you are swimming in, one drop! Or one grain of sand on the beach – tiny little bits of color, shapes, and sizes. Thinking about the micro world which has its own layer of life – all connected of course with layers and layers of reasons why! I know we don’t walk around with a microscope (or do we) but please take someone’s hand and look deep into the beauty around you. And look at the hand you are holding – the life it carries is “a life time” of stories.  For one day – bring the beauty of the small things around you to your attention and to the attention of others. It is the little things.

While we are on the subject of the “little things” in life – picture this! Sitting on a wonderful deck looking at the ocean, eating one of the best scones on the coast (or sticky buns, or muffins), sipping on one of the best cups of coffee or teas, with a few friends. The basics of life, the little things! Two Fish embodies this essence. Friends, tall tales which include the news of the town, while enjoying the best of what the coast has to offer. Two FISH! Margaret and Hilla have now opened at Stewarts Point Store bringing you two places to enjoy the morning. At the Stewarts Point location they have all the goodies, including homemade granola, pastries, soft serve ice cream, salads, sandwiches, calzones, plus grocery needs, and other basics. You can also find them at their original location at the Sea Ranch Business Center up Annapolis Road. Check out their website at twofishbaking.com/pages/contact.  

I recently enjoyed a wonderful evening at 215 Main Street Bar, listening to friends play good soul music (that is what I called it anyway) with a kickback atmosphere. 215 Main Street has great food, a wonderful selection of wines and beers with excellent baked treats. What I really love is seeing friends I have known for close to 35 years. Wow! That is a long time. Peter Reimuller  and Lena Bullamore, it was so great to see you both. You have made so many wonderful contributions over the many many years. Heroes in my eyes. And thank you Vince and John for the great music. Here is the website for the events page at 215 Main which is a little outdated but it does include their phone number: 215main.com/. 

August is a time to slow it down and take in the summer. Relish the long days and the warmth with local events. Gualala Art in the Redwoods is an annual event that showcases talent across the arts, good food, music, and more AND free. Please visit their website for more info: gualalaarts.org/2016/08/art-in-the-redwoods-festival-2016/. It is one of the largest events on the coast with a weekend packed full of good times. Free is always good. August 7th is National Lighthouse Day and admission to the Point Arena Lighthouse is free to all. They offer tours and amazing views. Visit them at pointarenalighthouse.com/visit/calendar-2/ for more info about this event and their full moon tour.  Get ready in September for Fish Stock in Jenner. What a great parteeeey!http://www.sonomacountygazette.com/cms/pages/events.html. Good music and good food – that is what it is all about. If you haven’t been I highly suggest going to meet some new folks who love and share our coast. 

I am really loving getting to know many of you. If you would like your event or business highlighted I would be happy to do so. The readership on the coast is growing. Lovin’ you and lovin’ the ‘little things’.