California in the Spring: Malibu Magnificence

“A World Apart” (Malibu, California)

There is pleasure in the pathless woods. There is rapture on the lonely shore. There is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea and music in its roar. I love not man the less, but Nature more.” –Lord Byron

Hello friends! I recently came across the above quote. And it encapsulates everything I feel about nature (well, not everything but hyperbole is fun). 🙂

For me – heading into the wild is not just a physical excursion, but a mental and spiritual expedition as well.

“Land of Beauty” (Malibu, California)

My kids are only 5 and 3, but they already feel a deep connection to the natural beauty that our planet has to offer. And that’s because we’ve been taking them hiking since they were infants.

Yes, they complain that’s its too hot, too cold, too windy, too sunny, and they are tired. haha But, they eventually fight through it — especially after I bribe them with a cookie (if they successfully complete our mini journey). 🙂

“Erosion of the Heart” (Malibu, California)

Here are some shots I recently took while traversing the wilds of Malbu. When you spend some time in Malbu’s wild mountains and beaches, you quickly understand why the rich and famous reside there. It’s truly a magnificent area.

I hope you enjoy the photos. Have a wonderful day!! 🙂

“Not of this World” (Malibu, California)

“Wow. Just. Wow” (Malibu, California)

“Look, a Little Lizard” (Malibu, California)

“Hiking in Splendor” (Malibu, California)

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  1. Your young ones might complain about minor things now. But when they’re older they’ll remember what a cool thing hiking was with their folks. Hopefully your love of nature will also pass on to them.

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  2. Too cool! The lizard must have sensed your admiration and struck a pose. 😊
    Yes, I am well, thanks for asking, I trust you are as well.
    You need to do a coloful lizard post…I will patiently wait. 😏
    Take care, Kevin.

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    • I love that lizard! It patiently stood there so I could grab a cool shot 😂. That day, we must have seen 35 different lizards. All shapes, sizes and colors. Assuming not all were lizards. And some were chameleons or geckos. 😄Thanks for the kind words!! Hope you are well. 😎

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  3. Hi Kevin….I love your posts, and hearing about your love of Nature and how you are passing that on to your beautiful children is absolutely wonderful too! I always smile as I scroll through your pictures, and they, especially Hiking in Splendour, Wow, and A World Apart, were just stunning….Thanks so much for sharing! Angel hugs, Have an awesome week! Barbara from Sydney in Australia xxxxx

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    • Hi Barbara, so nice to hear from you!! Thanks for your thoughtful comment. 😊 And thank you for enjoying my photos and for your kind words. I hope you are doing well. Have a wonderful week!! 😎


  4. Hooray! Another post from you. 😀
    These really are magnificent photos and go so well with the great quote.. It looks a marvellous place to take your kids to enjoy Nature – even if they do need a Cookie bribe now and then. 😀

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  5. Wow, indeed! I love Malibu. I just don’t get there every time I am in California since it is quite a ride from Costa Mesa up there. But it is such a beautiful place. How is Point Dume doing after the fire? Is everything growing again?

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    • Hi Erika, nice to hear from you. A lot of the nature affected by the fire has lots of new growth. It’s amazing to see the green mixed in with the charred trees. It didn’t take long for new life to emerge. Hope you are doing really well!! 😊😉


      • My, I am so glad to hear that nature is recovering so well. Must be a peculiar scenery with the burned trees in between. The hope that blossoms over whatever happened.
        Thank you, I am doing good, Kevin. Just too much going on for a while which keeeps me from doing what I would love to do. But it will get better in a few weeks.
        How is your family doing? Your daughter must be around 7 years, right?

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      • I totally understand. I’ve been extremely busy too. Trying to squeeze in time for my passions is difficult but I do my best to make it work. By the end of the day, I’m beyond exhausted haha. My daughter is 5 and my son is 3. We are doing great. Sienna is finishing up kindergarten in a few weeks. We are so proud of how well she did in school this year. And equally proud of our Flynn, who is an energetic, funny and friendly little guy. How about you and your family – any new updates? You guys doing well?


      • Oh, wow, I remember, Sienna was tall already when we met. Perhaps that is why I added 2 years😄So good d to hear how they are doing.
        We have had a lot going. My husband and I were separated for 2 years but moving in together next month again. Also we are renovating the house right now. I am working full time next to my therapie practice and my writing. My daughter married last year, my older son is in his 2nd year of university, and my younger son is in his first year of apprenticeship. You see, not boring at all😂

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      • Wow!! You’ve been busy! Happy to hear that you’ve reconciled with your husband. 😁 Congrats on your daughter’s wedding and good luck to your son at university and to your other son at his apprenticeship! Have a great weekend Erika! It was really nice catching up!


  6. Your pictures are extraordinary and always a joy, thank you. I also love nature and
    feel how right it is to introduce your children,to meet and know the mysteries out there,
    from early years.

    They will continue loving outdoors forever.


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    • Hi Miriam, thanks for your thoughtful comment. I agree – they will always feel a connection to nature. Not only as an inborn attribute but also because of their fond memories with mommy and daddy. 😊😎 Great to hear from you!


  7. Good morning! I spend considerable time in nature, now with my puppy and there is way less complaining than when I used to bring my now grown children. 😂
    Definitely worth exploring and I love your photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Hi Kevin, wonderful images and a great post. I lived on the east coast where there was plenty of beach access and I have to say there is nothing like the gorgeous,natural beaches of California, happy to see those natural untouched beaches.

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    • Hi Laura! Thanks for the kind words. I agree – the beaches in California are awesome. And much different than the east coast beaches, which are also great (just different). I grew up in NY, so I spent a lot of my youth at the Jersey Shore. Great to hear from you! 😎


    • I can see the magic of Malibu, the sun, the sea and the woods.

      I love the quote, and resonate with Baron’s thoughts about nature, and of course, I resonate with your thoughts about helping children to uncover the treasure in our lives.

      Reading your post is a delight, it always is.

      Have a great weekend! (soon) 😊

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