New Photos from the UCSC Arboretum and Fall Creek State Park
Current Photos on View: Some of my photographs of trees and landscapes are showing at Treehouse Pizza until November 7. 18-B Victor Square near the Scotts Valley Market and the Granite Creek exit off hwy 17, (831) 430-0793 11-9 Monday-Saturday and 4-8 on Sundays. Please go by and let me know what you think!
It has been nearly two months since my first experimental blog post...I'm not sure what this blog will become - perhaps someone will be led to an interesting hike or cultural event by my mentioning where I've been lately? I love so much of what is going on in the Santa Cruz area, and the beautiful places nearby!
Exploring Nature - In June and July I was outdoors in many wonderful places....We visited the wonderful "Cemex Property" on a driving tour. One day we'll all get to enjoy the deep woods between Empire Grade and Davenport, thanks to a collaborative effort to save the lands...Hikes at Cowell Redwoods, Byrne Forest in Corralitos, China Camp near San Rafael, Pescadero and Bean Hollow, Quail Hollow, Bonny Doon Reserve, and Del Valle Regional Park.
Four days spent in Sequoia and Kings Canyon were amazing! Here is a mix of photos taken there:
Cultural Events - My first "First Friday" downtown with many friends and a few new acquaintances stopping by was fun! "Mosaic" theatre/dance/live music with a kaleidoscopic conversion on computer to large screen as modern dance pieces were performed, looking very "mosaic-y" like Moorish tiled rooms...Tanniversary - There have been great art, music, dance developments at the Tannery where many artists live and work in their apartments and shared art workspaces and galleries... a talk on Mountain Lions at the Crepe Place...outdoor concerts including Broken English at Capitola Beach...fireworks in Scotts Valley, the Fringe Festival, Rick Sammons at CSUMB on Exploring Light in Photography..."No Impact Man" and "A Place at the Table," films related to food and the environment, both recommended and available through local libraries. I love all of the activity and interactivity now at the Museum of Art and History - so much livelier and more inclusive of diverse age groups and interests than in the past...