Cool tree: Carpinteria State Beach, CA

I loved this tree for some reason. I did a couple of edits, which is your favorite? Original: Brightened: Black and White version #1: Black and White version #2:

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

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…

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

Garden Gallery

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”~ Dale Carnegie “Let us be grateful to people who make…