While I was in Mendocino at that workshop, Matt and Carlos drove down for all but one night to be able to hang out with me in the evenings after class. The two of them had fun doing all kinds of things during the daytime - going to the beach, the park, and the Mendocino Botanical Garden. Despite the fun I was having in class, I was feeling pretty bummed about not being able to go to the garden with them, especially since I had to drive by it every day on my way to and from class, and a giant banner outside announced that the dahlias were in bloom. I love dahlias.
How thoughtful of Matt to take all of these absolutely beautiful pictures for me...
Isn't this one amazing? I know I said I didn't want any more tattoos, but these gorgeous dahlias are tempting me!
the sweetest picture of them all, of course
Aren't those pictures awesome? If there were a few more of them, I'd be tempted to make a calendar out of them all.
Oh, and the highlight of the trip for Carlos had to be the masses of dead jellyfish washed up on the beach.