A Hike at Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve – Coachella Preserve

We enjoyed an interesting self-guided Spring hike of two oases at the Thousand Palms Oasis - Coachella Preserve (on the San Andreas Fault, no less) in the Southern California Desert (about 10 miles East of Palm Springs). Here's a video with photos that captured some of our day hiking at the Thousand Palms Oasis at … Continue reading A Hike at Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve – Coachella Preserve

Hike ~ Wall Street Mill Trail at Joshua Tree National Park (Video)

We enjoyed a great drive through much of the Joshua Tree National Park, and discovered an interesting 'flat' hike with our family ~ the Wall Street Mill Trail (adjacent to the Barker Dam Trail). The trail (approx. 4200 elevation and about 2 miles round trip) houses a historic gold ore crushing mill and stamp mill. … Continue reading Hike ~ Wall Street Mill Trail at Joshua Tree National Park (Video)

A Visit to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad

Spring has indeed sprung! Susan of SJF Communications enjoying the flower fields! Susan's friend Ninon at the Flower Fields! It was such a fun morning (into the afternoon) enjoying a wagon ride and strolling through the vividly colorful Tecolote Ranunculus flowers (and more) at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California. Here's a short SJF Communications … Continue reading A Visit to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad

A Hike at Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs (Video)

Our family spent a few wonderful hours hiking at Tahquitz Canyon ~ part of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation in Palm Springs. Take a look at our short video below with photos by Susan J Farese, SJF Communications and music by Ah Nee Mah: 'Native Visions: A Native American Music Journey'. We … Continue reading A Hike at Tahquitz Canyon, Palm Springs (Video)

A Glorious Day at Lake Hodges (Video)

What a spectacular day hiking at Lake Hodges in Escondido, CA! Beautiful scenery, wildflowers blooming, birds enjoying the plentiful rain that we've had lately, magnificent rainbows (did we mention the larger than life rattlesnake)? Take a look at 'art in nature' and 'nature as art'! Music: If We Knew All the Laws of Nature' by … Continue reading A Glorious Day at Lake Hodges (Video)

Lake Miramar Loop Trail

I spent a late morning into the early afternoon at Lake Miramar (also known as the Miramar Reservoir) in the Scripps Ranch area of San Diego, walking along the 5 mile paved Loop Trail. The address is: 10710 Scripps Lake Dr., San Diego, CA 92131 There were beautiful views throughout! Feel free to click on each photo … Continue reading Lake Miramar Loop Trail

A Visit to the Batiquitos Lagoon

My friend and I recently decided to 'get our steps' and visit the coastal wetland at the Batiquitos Lagoon Trail,  located in Carlsbad. We walked 1.5 miles of the north side of the trail and back again. It was a beautiful, enjoyable day in nature! We saw the glistening blue water of the lagoon, a … Continue reading A Visit to the Batiquitos Lagoon

A Visit to Ramona, CA

We spent an afternoon in Ramona and took in the sights of the Ramona Grasslands County Preserve and the  Kohill Winery. Hope you enjoy this video! https://youtu.be/8qIn7KJKKD4 Thanks for stopping by! Like this post? Feel free to subscribe, like, comment and share! Contact SJF Communications for your PR/Marketing/Writing/ Social Media/Photography, or Coaching Needs! SJF Communications - … Continue reading A Visit to Ramona, CA

A Visit to the Buena Vista Audubon & the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation

  We spent an afternoon walking along the trails and  exploring bird watching (and more) at two North County San Diego areas - the Buena Vista Audubon in Oceanside & the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation in Carlsbad. Not too many bird sightings but...the beautiful wild flowers and stunning nature captivated us as usual! My favorite find … Continue reading A Visit to the Buena Vista Audubon & the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation

A Visit to la Jolla

I strolled along the La Jolla coastline the other day (mostly on Coast Blvd.) I discovered really cool breathtaking views, caves, cliffs, the La Jolla Cove, the Children's Pool, the back of the La Valencia Hotel, beach goers, sea lions and seals, cormorants, and even some beautiful flowers! Here's a short video which captured some … Continue reading A Visit to la Jolla