Santa Barbara Sunrise

I confess. I have a beach addiction. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

One of our stops while in Santa Barbara was the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. It was lovely with lots of walking paths, flowers and bees. And on a clear day, some beautiful views. They even had some hiking paths if you wanted a little more substance in your activity. We enjoyed our visit and I’m…

Next Stop: Santa Barbara, CA

My birthday celebration road trip started in Joshua Tree National Park, then continued in Death Valley National Park (where I had a most amazing experience!). The next stop was Santa Barbara, California. I found a beautiful hotel near the beach with a lovely location. The Blue Sands Inn was walking distance from the beach, the…

LAPC: Backlit Egret

I believe my little beach egret is the perfect subject for Ann-Christine’s photo challenge “backlit“. I followed this little guy around for quite a while on my final morning beach walk in Santa Barbara. Different angles changed the lighting, and his antics were fun to watch. “There in the windy flood of morning Longing lifted…

Ellwood Bluffs

“Whenever you want to see me, always look at the sunset; I will be there.” ~ Grace Ogot Somewhere north of Santa Barbara, CA