A Visit to the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, Carlsbad, CA

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Ranch in Carlsbad during June, 2020. I heard about it several months ago and couldn't believe that after 10 years of living in San Diego I had never heard of it. Leo Carrillo was an entertainer on Broadway, in films and became famous for playing 'Pancho' … Continue reading A Visit to the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, Carlsbad, CA

We Captured Our Creativity With Haiku!

By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications Eight women attended our 2 hour SJF Communications Haiku workshop 'Capturing Your Creativity With Haiku' on January 18th, 2020 at the Poway Community Library. We began with an interactive fun 'ice-breaker' - getting to know each other a bit more. Next, after introductions and a review of my work … Continue reading We Captured Our Creativity With Haiku!

Gallery Photos – Lady Zhaojun Starring Li Yugang – San Diego Civic Theatre 12/2/2019

Lady Zhaojun Starring Li Yugang China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. (CAEG) presented the U.S. premiere of an opera and dance theatrical musical production Lady Zhaojun Starring Chinese multi-award Singer Li Yugang and fellow performers from the China National Opera and Dance Drama Theater on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Monday, December 2, … Continue reading Gallery Photos – Lady Zhaojun Starring Li Yugang – San Diego Civic Theatre 12/2/2019

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)