Tag Archives: Rain

San Marcos Foothills Rainbow

A rainbow over San Marcos Foothills Nature Preserve Tuesday afternoon. As of this writing, San Marcos Pass Station atop the Santa Ynez Mountains is reporting that 3.88 inches of rain have fallen in the last 48 hours. This marks the most … Continue reading

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Rain Beetle

A drop of rainwater suspended in a spider web stuck to the underside of a boulder. Prior to the recent few downpours last month in late February and early this March, it hadn’t rained in a long time. Just a … Continue reading

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Deluge and Drought In Santa Barbara County

Cachuma Lake at Bradbury Dam, September 2013. The reservoir is well below the floodgates and currently less than half full. It seldom rains in Santa Barbara. “Probably the most striking feature of Santa Barbara County,” a story published in the … Continue reading

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Chanterelle Mushrooms

“It is possible to live without gold and silver, and one can resist the temptations of seductive women, but to abstain from eating mushrooms is difficult.” -A quote from an ancient Roman named Martial (43-104 AD) When it comes to … Continue reading

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