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 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 Visit to a Ghost Town: Calico, CA

We had a delightful day trip on January 7th 2019 to visit the Calico Ghost Town (Yermo, CA) a former silver mining town in the Mojave Desert. Here's a short video with a photo montage by SJF Communications and some added music by 'Shake That Little Foot' and 'Scott Holmes' https://youtu.be/peK61WDQl9Q We had lunch at … Continue reading A Visit to a Ghost Town: Calico, CA

A New Year’s Day Visit to the San Elijo Lagoon

Here are a few images from a brisk walk at the San Elijo Lagoon on New Year's Day! Some links: https://www.sanelijo.org/naturecenter https://www.sanelijo.org/nature-center-trail-head https://www.sanelijo.org/ All Photos by Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications - 2019 An Anna's Hummingbird building and guarding her Nest - This was exciting to see! Thanks to the fellow bird watcher who told … Continue reading A New Year’s Day Visit to the San Elijo Lagoon

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

Sebastian Slovin – Book Signing at Barnes & Noble Grossmont 8/25/18 & Podcast Update

Sebastian Slovin Author of 'Ashes in the Ocean' and Co-Owner, Nature Unplugged Will have a Book Signing Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 1 pm - 5 pm at Barnes & Noble (Grossmont Center) 5500 Grossmont Ctr. Dr., Suite 331, La Mesa, CA 91942  Sebastian Slovin - Nature Unplugged Recent Podcast Links Giving Voice to Depression … Continue reading Sebastian Slovin – Book Signing at Barnes & Noble Grossmont 8/25/18 & Podcast Update

Shorebirds at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Trail

Had a great afternoon bird watching with my husband at 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 the route to sit back, reflect and 'take it all in'. Despite the dredging … Continue reading Shorebirds at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Trail

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

Cali Daze! Photos: San Dieguito Lagoon, Delmar & Dog Beach, Gwen’s Garden, Solana Beach

I spent some time bird watching at the San Dieguito River Park Lagoon in Delmar and then took a stroll at Dog Beach and serendipitously discovered Gwen's Garden in Solana Beach. Getting in touch with nature is one of the best feelings and having my camera handy to capture these moments is indescribable! Hope you enjoy … Continue reading Cali Daze! Photos: San Dieguito Lagoon, Delmar & Dog Beach, Gwen’s Garden, Solana Beach