LIMITED MERCYA blessing of this area is the coastal fog, especially so in this third year of California drought .
The marine bank begins to thicken and roll when temperatures rise on the eastern side of the Santa Lucia range.Here on the western slopes, fog trickles around sunset and begins to billow into valleys.
During the night it may remain in the valleys and cling to the slopes,
or fill the sky and obscure the pristine star field over the mountains and pacific. Some nights it hovers thickly as though written into the moors by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but will quickly wisp away revealing an ocean of galaxies. Coastal dreams are woven beneath this dance of misty gossamer.
Morning will dawn under a damp blanket of moist relief and cool.
It is a dose of mercy.
By late morning sun angles on the grazing slopes, orchards and vineyards.
The great golden light and saturated color returns.Tender shoots nurtured by the fog and the cool are quickly gone. A dry land and its inhabitants await the start of a rainy season.
And we hope.
THROWBACK CLASS OFFICERS
Ball State University Sophomore Class Officers 1966. John Yount, Joe Peach, Joy Novak, Sally Staley, Tom Cochrun.
See you down the trail.