Monthly Archives: January 2011

Don Victor Valley, Pine Canyon and the Jackson Five

“. . .here, where there are still the silences and the loneliness of the earth before man, . . .” -Dick Smith With a high pressure system ensuring near perfect clear winter conditions—cloudless blue skies, mild temps with warmth in … Continue reading

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Jack O’Lanterns and Chanterelles

I was out wanderin’ around the other day in the Santa Barbara backcountry and happened to be near a place where I know chanterelles grow. I had not planned on picking any mushrooms, but since I was so close I … Continue reading

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Moonlight Surfing

The pockmarked, white and gray mottled moon beams brilliantly overhead, illuminating the seascape in a silvery pall, and casting gleaming reflections across myriad facets of an agitated sea. Hunched over my surfboard shrouded in a monk black wetsuit, I bob … Continue reading

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Carrizo Plain Wildflowers: Temblor Range, San Luis Obispo County

The Carrizo Plain was officially designated a National Monument a decade ago today on January 17, 2001. Vast. Silence. Perhaps no two words more aptly describe the Carrizo Plain. As I stopped the engine and stepped from my truck I … Continue reading

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Rincon Point Sunset

The view from Rincon Point tonight. Related Posts: Palm Trees at Dusk Backyard Sunset Silhouette Matilija Creek Headwaters Foggy Sunset Refugio Beach Sunset and Moonrise

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