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San Ysidro Tank

Total rainfall county-wide for Santa Barbara measures in at 125% of normal so far this season. The San Marcos Pass gauge has recorded more rain during the first half of this season alone than during both the two prior years combined. … Continue reading

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Tarantula Mating Season, Santa Barbara County

No photos on this blog have ever been staged, but in the interest of honesty I’d like to note that this tarantula, found walking a few yards away, was placed atop this branch in order to allow a better snapshot. … Continue reading

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Scotland, Shifting Baseline Syndrome & Your Local Wilderness

Glen Sannox as seen from Cir Mor Saddle, Isle of Arran, Scotland. Such scenic sweeping grassland is not natural, but in fact the result of human agency. “The British Isles, a Roman outpost located at the edge of European civilization, was … Continue reading

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A Great Interval of Silence, Chumash Wilderness

Boilin’ the billy. “Great intervals of silence are evidently conducive to our well-being. A meditative stillness, suggests Gary Snyder, was invented by waiting hunters. Perhaps this reflected the poised and ruminating hush of mothers of sleeping infants. High levels of … Continue reading

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A Wander In Hawaii Turns Up Ancient Rock Shelters

The dry wash described below lets out into this small cove on the lee side of the point. “Where you off to?” she asked. “I saw a big crack in the Earth just down the road that looks like it … Continue reading

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