Tag Archives: Outdoors

Figueroa Mtn Freedom: Violating the COVID-19 Lockdown Order

A vernal pool on Figueroa Mountain. A male and female mallard were seen in the pool. March 27, 2020 I find it difficult to live in a society governed without reason. My mind operates logically. I am irascible by nature. … Continue reading

Posted in Santa Barbara | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Jack’s Custom Deluxe Super Premium Los Padres Liniment

Cottonwood trees showing fall color along the Santa Ynez River in Santa Barbara County. “Well the summertime has gone,” Van Morrison sings. “And the leaves are gently turning.” And come fall season in Santa Barbara County the black cottonwood trees … Continue reading

Posted in Santa Barbara | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Chumash Stone Bowl

“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12 – Jesus, did you?” —Stephen King, “The Body” I spent an inordinate amount of time at the beach when I was ten and eleven … Continue reading

Posted in Santa Barbara | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

US Coast Survey Patterson Camp Inscription Vandalism (1873)

Inside a cave in the Santa Ynez Mountains on the Gaviota Coast somebody carved an inscription memorializing the United States Coast Survey of 1873. The name is apparently in reference to Carlile P. Patterson, the Hydrographic Inspector for the USCS … Continue reading

Posted in Santa Barbara | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Rocky Killdeer Nest

Santa Ynez River Long days on the river. Six. Seven. Eight hour sessions. The sun. The wind. The sweet mineral scent of the cool emerald water. Jet airliners soar over the Santa Ynez Mountains trackless and silent through the depthless … Continue reading

Posted in Santa Barbara | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments