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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

{A Quote to Inspire You} #7

I took this photo last weekend at Pigeon Point Light Station in Pescadero, California.  The view is incredible, and I was completely awestruck by the beauty of the coastline and the lighthouse -- truly breathtaking!

Here's a little bit of information about the lighthouse:
Perched on a cliff on the central California coast, 50 miles south of San Francisco, the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in America, has been guiding mariners since 1872. Its five-wick lard oil lamp, and first-order Fresnel lens, comprised of 1,008 prisms, was first lit at sunset, November 15, 1872. The lens stands 16 feet tall, 6 feet in diameter, and weighs 8,000 pounds. It sits in a lantern room that had been constructed at the Lighthouse Service's general depot in New York before being shipped around the Horn. Although the original Fresnel lens is no longer in use, the lighthouse is still an active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation using a 24 inch Aero Beacon. 

If you're interested, you can read more information here at the California Department of Parks and Recreation.


  1. That's a beautiful picture - and a beautiful quote! :) Isn't the coast just breathtaking?? I had a friend visit me and my family last week, and the two of us went to Trinidad (here in Northern California) and walked along the beach and the pier and around the head... It was an amazing outing! I know I often take for granted the beauty of the area I live in, so it was really nice to take the time to just enjoy what this place has to offer. :)


    1. I know what you mean, Amber! California has a lot to offer, and there is so much of it that I haven't seen. I've never been that far north, but I would LOVE to visit Trinidad! I'd never heard of it, so I did a little research, and WOW! That looks like my kind of place. : )

      Now all I need to do it talk hubby into the 370 mile drive. ;-)

      So glad that you and your friend had such an amazing time!

  2. I seriously thought you'd found that someplace - GORGEOUS picture, Michelle! For your first lighthouse, I'd say you got to see a beauty:) Love the quote you added with it.

  3. Beautiful photo and the inspiring quote goes so well with it! The lighthouse reminds me of the one in Oregon that you can see from the sea lions caves. It's one of my favorite views. :)

  4. Thank you so much for your kind comments, ladies! I appreciate it! : )

  5. Wow, Michelle, LOVE the picture and the quote!! My pastor was just talking about Moody the other day. Our God is so incredible the way He works and pieces things together, putting similar things on the hearts of His children, keeping them on the same page so that they may edify and encourage each other. Thank you for posting this, it really blessed me :-)

    And you have some awesome photography skills, my friend!