Monday, December 26, 2011

A Room with A View: Christmas at Big Sur, 2011

"Christmas at Big Sur, 2011"
6" x 4" watercolor sketch
 The Nepenthe Restaurant has a fabulous view of "Big Sur with it's awesome scenery

 Enjoying beautiful weather on the deck of the Nepenthe Restaurant
Christmas morning 2011

With family scattered, we often celebrate Christmas in Big Sur, staying at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in the Big Sur Lodge. This year we had lunch in Monterey and continued on to Big Sur the day before Christmas. Christmas Day we always have lunch at the famous Nepenthe Restaurant. Check out the view from their Weather cam in the upper right. This area is very remote and I always feel a special connection with nature. We got to rest, read, enjoy picture-perfect weather, and ride our folding bikes.

6 comments:

conservativelybohemian said...

It sounds like you had a special Christmas magic all your own, Mary. Love your painting!

Barbra Joan said...

Mary, lovely sketch of one of the most beautiful areas . I have stood right there at the same spot as you and Bob... It is an awsome sight. Nepenthe .. oh to be back just once !!! Have a wonderful New Years and may all your dreams come true. a big hug for you (and Bob too) Barbra Joan

Mary Paquet said...

Sherry, this Christmas was magic indeed.

Barbra Joan, you must come visit me and go to these places again. Nepenthe is so very special. Hugs to you and happy holidays.

Rosemary said...

Very nice color sketch Mary! Sounds like a special Christmas indeed. Best wishes for a super new year!

hw (hallie) farber said...

I always love your rooms with views, Mary, and this is no exception.

I don't know how I missed your previous entry--great colors in your lemons and colandar. Beautiful painting.

Mary Paquet said...

Rosemary, thanks for stopping by. May your success in art continue through the new year.

Hallie, thanks, and Happy Holidays.