Monarch Butterflies by Jo Franco, Perth, Western Australia
What could be more perfect than Calif spelled out in Monarch Butterflies! Jo’s Monarch Butterflies comes to us all the way from Australia. This is the Postcard that has traveled the greatest distance to reach us. Thank you, Jo.
Monarch Butterflies always remind me of California. This card is hooked on Hessian with hand dyed 100% wool carpet yarn from New Zealand “a left-over” recycled from a carpet company and sari silk off-cuts.
When visiting the Monterrey area, what else reminds you of this area of Central California’s coast line other than the long cypress that clings to life on a rocky point stuck out into the Pacific Ocean. Years ago, I took my daughter on a coastline trip of California from Crescent City to Carmel. We drove the 17 Mile Drive and stopped frequently to look at the ocean and finally the Lone Cypress. I had a new camera that I was learning to use and took some pictures. While some of the pictures turned out pretty good, some didn’t but this is still a very memorable event that was diminished due to a poor camera shot. Larry Clark
The Lone Cypress reminds me of the week I spent at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California, attending the Monterey Fiber Jam. As you know, the Monterey Fiber Jam was one of the catalysts that set me on this “Postcards from California” journey.
Gerri Shaw sends us a postcard of the Monterey Pine.
The Pacific Coast around Monterey has many of these trees hanging on to cliffs looking over the ocean. This scene was created from my memories of driving along the coast road going south towards Carmel.
Wikipedia tells us that
Pinus radiata is a species of pine native to Central Coast of California, in three very limited areas located in Santa Cruz, Monterey Peninsula (Monterey), and San Luis Obispo Counties.
It is fitting that in just four short weeks we will be gathering on the Monterey Peninsula at Asilomar Conference Center celebrating fiber art. I hope to see and, thanks to Gerri, identify many Monterey Pines.