Rose Week Haiku Workshop at the Del Mar Library!

Susan J. Farese of SJF Communications taught her 2 hour SJF Communications "Capturing Your Creativity with Haiku" workshop during Rose Week on May 10th at the Del Mar Branch of the San Diego County Library System. Many thanks to Polly, Branch Manager and Friends of the Library for hosting the workshop. We began with an … Continue reading Rose Week Haiku Workshop at the Del Mar Library!

A Quick Visit: San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center Loop Trail

I had some free time and took advantage of a wonderful mini-escape to nature! Here's a short video to recap my time strolling throughout the mile long, double loop, ADA accessible San Elijo Nature Center Loop Trail  (Located off of Interstate #5 a bit West on Manchester Blvd. in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California). There are several benches along … Continue reading A Quick Visit: San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center Loop Trail

Bird Watching & Photography at Lake Hodges, Escondido, CA

  A great morning hike and "Birding with a Camera" at Lake Hodges, Bernardo Bay Staging Area, at the San Dieguito River Park Trail with Senior Ranger Dave Hekel and Krisztina Sheeff, KS Nature Photography. Here's a short video to recap the morning... Disclaimer: I am still learning....Birds (and butterflies) were moving QUICKLY and I am quite … Continue reading Bird Watching & Photography at Lake Hodges, Escondido, CA

Cloudy & Chilly Day Bird Watching (& Haiku)- San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

A chilly cloudy day with some cool sightings at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center​, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy with a #Haiku. Photos and Haiku by Susan Farese​, SJF Communications Ode to Bird Watching! Bird Watching is FUN! Challenging and exciting (But pay attention)! All of a sudden One might grace with their presence And … Continue reading Cloudy & Chilly Day Bird Watching (& Haiku)- San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

Butterflies on Parade – Haiku & Photos: San Diego Zoo Safari Park

I have been delighted with some great perks and benefits with my Keepers Club Membership  at the  San Diego Zoo Safari Park!  We visited a great new exhibit, "Butterfly Jungle" at the Safari Park in Escondido, California the other day... Please note: The Butterfly Jungle is only open now through April 15th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. … Continue reading Butterflies on Parade – Haiku & Photos: San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Aha! A Monarch Butterfly Visits Us!

  Welcome to Our Balcony in San Diego, Sir or Ms. Monarch!*   A Magnificent Beauty Arrives! I had just sat down  looking out at our 2nd floor balcony, when all of a sudden, a beautiful Monarch butterfly visited! I grabbed my Nikon Coolpix L830 and put it on the "close up" setting and snapped … Continue reading Aha! A Monarch Butterfly Visits Us!