Monthly Archives: December 2011

Beach Moonrise at Sunset in Ventura

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Cottam Camp Morning

Cottam Camp at the red dot. I spent a long cold night at Cottam Camp. When it’s dead dark by 5:30 and you’re out on the trail with minimal provisions there’s a bit too much time to kill ‘tween sunset … Continue reading

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California Slender Salamander

California Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus) I remember seeing these tiny salamanders around the yard as a kid. They were one of the more intriguing creatures to find and always seemed odd and out of place. They had the puny body of … Continue reading

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Devil’s Playground, Santa Ynez Mountains

The tunnel-like passage here wraps around to the left and is passable from one end to the other. The Devil’s Playground sandstone formation as seen from Goleta. It is the large rocky patch toward the top of the mountain.

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Beach Sunset à la ‘Cito

Looking southeast from Miramar Beach in Montecito beneath a waxing gibbous.

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