Day 17: Went for an early evening hike with my love, Paul, and our daughters Elayna and Janell in Elayna's new office, San Elijo Lagoon. The foliage was so fragile and hardy at the same time; and beautiful. These tiny sand asters stuck in my mind's eye. I'm glad they came home with us if only in my imagination. Day 17 Lesson: Stop and smell the coastal sage brush.