Recent Outdoor Joys!

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Recent Outdoor Joys!
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By Robert Bernstein

The Isla Vista bluffs are my favorite place to practice my music for the Santa Barbara Early Music Ensemble as well as more contemporary pieces. I was honored that passerby Baxter Mercy took this photo of me there not long ago:

Here are the rest of his photos. It is a wonderful vantage point for many observations.

I looked up recently to see these rabbits feasting on the nearby vegetation:

According to my bird watching friend Ann Lawler the birds around the rabbits are White Crowned Sparrows. On Sunday January 24 as the storms moved in, it was a superb opportunity for these wind surfers:

This guy even caught air:

Not far from there I recently strolled the North Campus Reserve with my friend Martin. We saw this heron up close. Notice how its head stays still as it moves forward.

I will add one more recent video of outdoor joy. Merlie and I hiked the Cold Spring loop in Montecito on January 21 on a beautiful clear day. It was a vicarious thrill to watch so many paragliders circling on the ridge above us:

This view was our reward at the top of the loop:

We also got these clear views of the Tea Garden property across the canyon during our descent:

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sbrobert Jan 29, 2021 05:22 PM
Recent Outdoor Joys!

We are fortunate to have so many outdoor opportunities here. PAGLINSB thank you for the very kind words.

paglinsb Jan 28, 2021 11:15 AM
Recent Outdoor Joys!

These are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing them.

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