Tag Archives: Inspiration

Gabe Surfing Sandbar, Hurricane Marie 8-27-14

Gabe Venturelli making it look easy. Good to see a friend, a Santa Barbara local, getting it like not many people do. In the middle of summer, no less. Pacific love. “Look at this shot of Sandbar yesterday,” my wife … Continue reading

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Barger Canyon Arch

Looking through Barger Arch toward Santa Barbara. A coast live oak tree obscured for most of my life this frontside feature of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Arroyo Burro Trail, which cuts the mountainside nearby, was one of the first trails … Continue reading

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Valley Oak in Winter Light

A California valley oak (Quercus lobata) standing along Happy Canyon Road in Santa Barbara County.

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Chain of Events and the Golden Sunset

I had spent the day trampin’ around the Santa Ynez Mountains on and off trail. It was late afternoon and heading quickly toward night, as I sat on a rock outcrop looking over the blue Pacific Ocean far below. I … Continue reading

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