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Tuesday, April 29, 2008


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.


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!!


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.

Debbie(Four Angels Momma)