Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Saturday, September 28, 2013

30 years later at Torrey Pines

Dave and I just got back from visiting Torrey Pines State Park, CA, where we were married 30 years ago (gasp!) at Yucca Point. The spot where we had the little ceremony (below) is roped off now because it's washing into the sea, but so far our marriage has stood the test of time.

It's the first time our daughter was there with us, and now she's almost as old as I was when I got married. (Our son and his fabulous fiancee couldn't make it, but they're getting married next year! We couldn't talk them into doing it here, though.) Time just flies. It seems like just yesterday that I stood here in my long white gauze beach dress and Dave in his white linen suit and blue Hawaiian shirt, with my brother, Kevin, playing guitar.
Kevin came along with us, since he lives just up the road from Torrey Pines, but I didn't make him bring his guitar this trip. Note how his shirt looks like the breaking surf and blue sky. (Always note the colors and patterns!)

After the ceremony, we all hiked down to the beach and had a champagne toast, and my friends Laurie and Jane waded into the ocean. Dave and Julia replicate it below, but neither one got swamped by a wave like Laurie did. I guess she had to wear her wet dress to the restaurant afterward -- I don't remember how that played out.

And to make this art related, here are some patterns from the park that inspired me:

Footprints in the sand.

Prickly pear cactus spines.

Pointy yuccas.

 Have a colorful day


ellen gets crafty said...

Torrey Pines Park is so beautiful, I'm sorry your special spot got washed away!! Happy Anniversary

The Idaho Beauty said...

Nice memories, nice milestone.