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

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)

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

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

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)!