G. Niblock on the L41 TipSUP Noserider. Photo: J. Chandler

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Gift of Beauty

Saturday February 5, 2011
We have been gifted with the dazzling jewelry of Winter waves in the finest setting of elements the season and nature can provide. Over the weekend the offshore winds turned tropically warm and gently insistent upon giving us their intimate virtues. It was in a word, beautiful. I hope you enjoy the moment.

On Sunday, Tom introduced us to the Irish-Celtic poet John O'Donohue. Below are a few verses from his work that seem to fit.

Though we cannot see you with outward eyes,
We know our soul's gaze is upon your face,
Smiling back at us from within everything
To which we bring our best refinement.
Beauty is the inconceivable made so intimate that it illuminates our hearts.


  1. Wow! It was at least that spectacular. We were so fortunate to be there. I've never seen the blue hues that were in that sky, especially at a sunset! I'm impressed that your camera did a good job of catching those, too.

  2. Hey thanks so much for this. I had a crap end to my work day and this really helped. I never quite get used to the generosity of others.

  3. Beautiful! Sometimes winter in California is the best time of the year.