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Video: Large Common Dolphin Pod off of Ventura Harbor, California – June 20, 2015

June 22nd, 2015 No comments

On return from a trip to Santa Cruz Island in the Channel Islands National Park, we encountered this large pod of Common Dolphins.

Large Common Dolphin Pod off of Ventura Harbor, California

 

For more wildlife videos, check out this playlist

For more information on Common Dolphin, start with this page on Wikipedia

Music: “Jellyfish in Space” by Kevin McLeod  – http://incompetech.com under Creative Commons License

Panorama from Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park, California

June 21st, 2015 No comments

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Scorpion Anchorage, Santa Cruz Island

Cavern Point, Santa Cruz Island

Scorpion Anchorage, Onboard, Santa Cruz Island

Photo: Anniversary trip to Santa Cruz Island

June 21st, 2015 No comments

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Video: Departing Ventura Harbor for Santa Cruz Island Hyperlapse

June 21st, 2015 No comments

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A view of Ventura Harbor as we head off to Santa Cruz Island, part of the Channel Islands National Park, to see the Island Fox and other island-specific wildlife, hike and take in the views. This is becoming a regular trip with us, traveling along as part of a group with the Friends of the Island Fox.

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Photo: Spotted Leaf Asleep via #instagram

June 15th, 2015 No comments

Spotted leaf asleep

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Video: Food: Wild Hibiscus flowers in syrup with prosecco

June 14th, 2015 No comments

A good friend gifted us these amazing wild hibiscus flowers in syrup when they visited and stayed with us. We took the opportunity to try these out with some other friends during a big movie night last night.

I often make champagne cocktails with my own limoncello and other liqueurs, but this was a different experience. The flowers are edible and provide surfaces the the champagne to bubble from in the glass, as you can see from this short iPhone video.

Hibiscus flowers prosecco

Buy your own jar of wild hibiscus in syrup from Amazon.com

Music: “Groove Grove” by Kevin MacLeod at http://Incompetech.com under Creative Commons License

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Photo: Out West #2 – Joshua Tree and Boulders at the Antelope Valley Indian Museum

June 13th, 2015 No comments

Out West #2 by Douglas E. Welch

Original photo – Antelope Valley Indian Museum, Lancaster, California

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Event: Victorian Day in the Park at Los Encinos, June 28, 2015

June 12th, 2015 No comments

Victorian Day in the Park at Los Encinos

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Start: Jun 28 2015 12:00 pm
End: Jun 28 2015 4:00 pm

Victorian Picnic
Come on over to Los Encinos State Historic park for the annual Victorian day in the park on Sunday June 28th, from Noon to 4 PM. Put on your Victorian finery, pack your picnic and join in the civilized fun.

Visitors are encouraged (but not required) to wear authentic 1870s-80s costume and bring Victorian style picnic food and equipment.

It will feature live music, Victorian dancing led by the Social Daunce Irregulars and a visit from the Kickapoo Indian Sagawa medicine show.

The event is free and children are welcome. Donations to support Los Encinos State Historic Park are requested.

Period lawn games are encouraged as long as they don’t involve projectiles that might break a window (no baseball, sorry).

Dogs on leashes are allowed. Beer and wine OK. No firearms (real or replica) please.

Event is hosted by the Los Encinos Docents Association with sponsorship from the Social Daunce Irregulars.

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Los Encinos State Historic Park
16756 Moorpark St,
Encino, CA 91436

Photo: Out West #1, Lancaster, California (and also on totes, mugs, bags and more!)

June 11th, 2015 No comments

Out west 1

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Photo: The Old Oak Tree, Prisoners Harbor, Santa Cruz Island

June 3rd, 2015 Comments off

The Old Oak Tree, Prisoners Harbor, Santa Cruz Island

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