Sometimes I wonder how I manage to still be living in California.

Sometimes I wonder how I could ever live anywhere else.

Happy sunny New Years Eve from the coast at Half Moon Bay.

“Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.” – Mary Schmich

Image Copyright 2011, Karen Fayeth, and subject to the Creative Commons license found in the far right column of this page. Taken with an iPhone4s and the Camera+ app.

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  • Natalie

    Here’s to a better year!

  • Nadine in Nevada

    Happy New Year Karen! Hoping you have an amazing 2012.

    PS: We don’t miss California at all. . .

  • Ephraim F. Moya


    C’mon Chica, You know that that kind of sky happens only once a year, in August, at Half Moon Bay.

    Southern California, from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border is ALWAYS like that!

    Que tengas un Feliz Año Nuevo.

    El Viejo

    • Karen Fayeth

      Ah but Viejo, August in Half Moon Bay is actually the most foggy time of year. It’s that whole inversion layer thing.

      That photo was taken yesterday and today is another beautiful day. It’s not so bad. I’ll take it!

      Feliz Año Nuevo

  • Emmett

    how I manage to still be living in California
    Because we just manage to dance faster than the constantly escalating cost of living in California?

    • Karen Fayeth

      Emmett – I’m real familiar with that there cost of living dance. And Gov Brown keeps stepping on my toes!

  • nerima

    I’ve yet to set foot in California.
    Your photo is the image I’ve always had in my mind of what a beach would look like on the west coach.
    Happy new year!!!!

    • Karen Fayeth

      Hi Nerima – As Ephraim said, Southern California looks like that pretty much all year ’round. I’m in Northern California where it only looks like that some of the year, which makes us pretty darn grateful for the good days!

      Happy New Year to you too!!

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