Walking into Spiderwebs

My next door neighbor texted us one night telling us “you have massive spiders in your yard.” My reaction: Let me get my camera. There were three. Two had woven their beautifully intricate webs from my strawberry tree over my garden while the other still spinning its masterpiece from the neighbor’s house to the tree.…

Seals with a Kiss

I discovered a very human herd mentality as my camera, my guide Jennifer and I observed seals from the bluffs along Carpinteria’s Coastal Vista Trail. These young parents left hustle and bustle of the deep Pacific to start their new families in the suburban sanctuary of this protected Seal Rookery. A new born pup opens…

Hidden Valley Horses

Hidden Valley Horses

While many parts of the country can rightfully claim to be horse country, the area known as Hidden Valley in the Santa Monica Mountains of southeast Ventura County is probably the most filmed horse country in the world. Hidden Valley acts as the convenient stand-in for hundreds of commercials, television shows and feature films. Here…