Author J.R. Strayve, Jr. Releases Fiction Novel ‘First Spouse of the United States’

San Diego Author J.R. Strayve Jr.  is thrilled to announce his new fiction novel First Spouse of the United States: Star Athlete & War Hero Battles Societal Boundaries and Washington Elite, which is now available at https://jrstrayvejr.com or on Amazon.com. Book Description: First Spouse of the United States: Star Athlete & War Hero Battles Societal … Continue reading Author J.R. Strayve, Jr. Releases Fiction Novel ‘First Spouse of the United States’

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 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)

Photos: A Visit to Hawk Watch in Ramona, CA

It was mesmerizing to see and photograph several hawks up close and personal on January 5th at Hawk Watch Ramona, thanks to the Wildlife Research Institute ! These free Hawk Watches (donations accepted as well) will continue on Saturdays throughout January and February at 10 a.m. (suggested arrival time 9:30 a.m.). The Hawk Watch lasts … Continue reading Photos: A Visit to Hawk Watch in Ramona, CA

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 Visit to the Mission Inn & Festival of Lights in Riverside, California

We had a lovely time visiting the Mission Inn and the 26th Annual Festival of Lights on January 3, 2019. It was such an enjoyable time! We enjoyed a delicious early dinner at Las Campanas and spent time in the beautiful Hotel lobby and outdoors. The festival of lights closes January 6th, 2019. Here's a … Continue reading A Visit to the Mission Inn & Festival of Lights in Riverside, California

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 Social Wake Up Call’- A Poem – By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications

  A quick podcast of a recent poem I wrote: 'A Social Wake Up Call' By Susan J. Farese, SJF Communications 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 - 'Our Mission: Your Communications'!