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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

AFTERNOON DELIGHT











There is a magical feeling as you approach Encinitas from the south. A gold lotus dome towers over Coast Highway 101, home of the Self Realization Fellowship and famous “Swamis” Gardens. It is a spiritual retreat built in 1937 by Paramahansa Yogananda. It was here he was inspired to write his book “Autobiography of a Yogi.” I was in the mood today to gaze out at the sapphire sea amongst koi ponds, flowers and palm trees at Swami’s Gardens. It is a very peaceful beautiful place. There are many visitors, yet it remains a quiet place of reflection.
Thought I would share some photos of this serene spot. One of the unique things that make Encinitas the special place town it is.

3 comments:

Pat said...

Hi and thanks for visiting my blog!

Encinitas looks gorgeous! Great photos!
I love the California coast line.

I'll be back to visiit again!

Hugs, Pat

Linda Lou said...

Thanks for visiting Pat - you're my first!! Encinitas is a great place, but NY will always be home!!

Linda

Debra W said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a lovely comment. I pray that your daughter is doing well! I have known too many children who have lived through cancer, so I understand the road that your family has been down.

Your photos are BEAUTIFUL. Thank you for the tour of the SD coastline. You and I are practically neighbors as I live in Orange County. My husband and I graduated from Syracuse University and moved out to CA about 23 years ago. I was born and raised in NY. We moved up to Rockland County when I was about 10. I have lots of cousins in Long Island. I miss NY, but CA has become my home. All of my children were born here and they laugh at the little bit of a NY accent that I still have every once in a while.

You are doing a great job with your blog. Keep it up! I will be back to visit.

Hugs,
Debbie(Four Angels Momma)