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)
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 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
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
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
Nature Trail Photos at the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
A Relaxing Past Time I spent a delightful afternoon wandering about by bird watching and enjoying nature's foliage, views and more at the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy - a Southern California nonprofit land trust which is part of the nearly 1000-acre San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, bordered by the northern San Diego areas of Solana Beach, Encinitas and … Continue reading Nature Trail Photos at the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
Torrey Pines State Beach: Dolphins & Sandpipers & Pelicans…Oh My!
I am spoiled! Living so close to the beach is one thing, but even better is the fact that we're near Torrey Pines State Beach! Torrey Pines State Beach is located between La Jolla and Del Mar, California and approximately 1.5 miles West of Interstate 5 at Carmel Valley Road in San Diego. Here is a cool … Continue reading Torrey Pines State Beach: Dolphins & Sandpipers & Pelicans…Oh My!
A Poem & Artistic ‘Finds’ at Torrey Pines State Beach
A poem and some photos from today's fitness walk at Torrey Pines State Beach! 'Mother Nature Evokes'! by Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications Art in Nature! Nature as Art! Captured with my lens -Doing my part I acknowledge, respect and document And sprinkle emotional sentiment! It magnifies the magnificence It clarifies the significance And … Continue reading A Poem & Artistic ‘Finds’ at Torrey Pines State Beach
Torrey Pines State Reserve & Beach Hike: Magnificent Nature (Even a Drone)!
This morning I enjoyed a wonderful hike with my friend Ninon at Torrey Pines State Reserve. We walked up the hill from the parking lot. (Usually $12/day, but for locals like us, it pays to buy a "California Explorer" Annual Pass which gives access to California State Parks). A lone Torrey Pines … Continue reading Torrey Pines State Reserve & Beach Hike: Magnificent Nature (Even a Drone)!