San Dieguito River Park – Del Mar

  Fun time strolling at the San Dieguito River Park in Del Mar today despite the heat and humidity in the San Diego area!  Shorebirds are thriving there and the water was crystal blue. Two Great White Egrets were in a tizzy, I saw a flock of Kildeer hurrying above yapping away (who knows why), … Continue reading San Dieguito River Park – Del Mar

BR McDonald Interviews Susan Farese – Veteran Artist Program Podcast Episode 36

By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications I am a former Navy and Army Nurse (Major) with both masters and bachelors degrees in Nursing, as well as a  creative veteran artist with past and present experience in a variety of the creative arts. From dance lessons as a young child into my teens, drama/theatre and chorus … Continue reading BR McDonald Interviews Susan Farese – Veteran Artist Program Podcast Episode 36

Meet Devon Hadsell – the ‘Kind’ Mean Girl on Broadway

By Susan J. Farese SJF Communications   We are thrilled to share this interview with equity Broadway performer Devon Hadsell,  who plays Caitlyn Caussin in the ensemble of the Broadway mega hit - "Mean Girls"! Devon is also a principal role understudy (Gretchen, Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George). She made her principal debut as Gretchen on July 24th. I have … Continue reading Meet Devon Hadsell – the ‘Kind’ Mean Girl on Broadway

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

Interview: Nature Unplugged Owners Sebastian Slovin & Sonya Mohamed

By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications When was the last time that you 'unplugged' from your devices and appreciated or partook in 'nature'? If your answer was today, this week, recently etc. - No worries...but if there's a gap...there's definitely hope! In this interview, you will 'virtually' meet SJF Communications' clients Sebastian Slovin and Sonya … Continue reading Interview: Nature Unplugged Owners Sebastian Slovin & Sonya Mohamed

Look Out! It’s a Bird…or Two…or Three – Bird Watching at Santee Lakes!

Santee Lakes in San Diego County is a great place for bird and waterfowl watching! So many varieties can be spotted throughout the year! Here is a PDF Santee Lakes Birdlist as of 2016. I've made a short video from my brief visit the other day. A Great White Egret was the highlight! Also spotted Wood Ducks, … Continue reading Look Out! It’s a Bird…or Two…or Three – Bird Watching at Santee Lakes!

These Rocks ROCK! Torrey Pines State Reserve & Beach

I am always amazed at the striking rock formations and cliffs at Torrey Pines State Reserve and Beach. They are fascinating, colorful, majestic, steep and very old! I spent some time walking along the beach recently and was in awe of the rock formations...caves...geometric shapes and more... Here's a short video to show the magic … Continue reading These Rocks ROCK! Torrey Pines State Reserve & Beach

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

Fun at the San Diego Zoo…and Then Some!!

Yet another fun afternoon of fun and adventure at the world famous San Diego Zoo - thanks to my Keeper's Club Pass. This time I enjoyed the day with my Goddaughter Caroline, and her one of her best friends, Tori! We spent several hours enjoying the weather, scenery, botanical treasures and of course phenomenal animal … Continue reading Fun at the San Diego Zoo…and Then Some!!

Magnificent Sunset Cliffs – Despite the May Grays

It's that time again in San Diego...The marine layer is proudly beaming lately and we kid about it as 'May Gray'. I visited Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma on May 21st and was delighted with such natural beauty there... Take a gander at these photos. Not a sunny day, but I still witnessed gorgeous rock … Continue reading Magnificent Sunset Cliffs – Despite the May Grays