Friday, June 23, 2017

Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festival June 24 at the SB Musdeum of Natural History

Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festival #sbwinfest

Saturday June 24, 2017 2-5 pm; VIP 1-2 pm
“Raise your glasses for Mission Wealth Management, a sponsor of the 2015 Santa Barbara Wine Festival. Cheers!" To purchase tickets today *click the picture.  Save the Date: June 27, 2015 2-5PM:
Swirl, sip and savor tastings from premier Central Coast Wineries, complemented by savory and sweet bites from our top local food purveyors.
Members $75
non-members $100
VIP Lounge
Members $125
Non-members $150
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade and Festival

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Giraffe Awareness Day at the Santa Barbara Zoo June 24th

Santa Barbara Zoo

Giraffe Awareness Day at the Santa Barbara Zoo

500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara;

June 24 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Informal celebration in honor of World Giraffe Day with activities focusing on the Zoo’s herd of Masai giraffes. Check back later, or visit the entry kiosk for more information.
Cost: free with Zoo admission.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fiesta Ranchera June 15 at Rancho La Patera, June 16

FR2016 Flyer

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fiesta Ranchera 5–10pm

This collaborative event with Goleta Valley Historical Society and Old Spanish Days is a party not to be missed! With strong support from the City of Goleta and local companies, this event is held at the historical Rancho la Patera Gardens for an evening of fabulous food from local restaurants. The evening also includes performances from the 2017 Spirit and Junior Spirit and Fiesta, live entertainment, and ending the evening with dancing among the gardens to Area 51.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Bugs at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Bugs outside the Box Exhibit
Bugs... Outside the Box
Now open through September 10, 2017

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is crawling with excitement as it presents its newest exhibit, Bugs... Outside the Box. Now is your chance to examine all the intricacies of the insect world...without a microscope! From beetles to butterflies, the exhibition features a literal army of giant bug sculptures with one aim in mind - shining a light on museum collections, taxonomy, and the power of magnification. Come experience where SCIENCE and ART collide!

Plan Your Visit

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Mission Canyon Campus: 2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara.
A cluster of Spanish Revival-style buildings comprising 87,000
s.f. of space, set on 17 acres of riparian oak woodland along
Mission Creek.

the Mission Canyon Campus is located just behind the Old 
Mission and offers visitors of all ages a wealth of things to 
see and do. Walk right up to a life size, 74-foot Blue
Whale skeleton. Enjoy informative exhibit halls about birds, 
insects, mammals, marine life, fossils, and Native Americans. 
Contemplate the beauty of nature and the confluences of nature, 
history, science, and the arts in the Maximus Art Gallery. 
Browse and read in the beautiful 
Museum Library, including its excellent children’s collection. 
Wander and explore the Nature Trail along Mission Creek. 
Experience the wonder and excitement of space exploration 
in the Space Lab and Gladwin Planetarium. Purchase 
mementos and unique gifts at the Museum Store. 
Enjoy our changing exhibit offerings.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Antiques, Decorative Arts and Vintage Show and Sale May 12, 13, 14

May 12, 13, and 14
Friday and Saturday 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
Earl Warren Show Grounds, Santa Barbara
FREE Parking

Ladies FREE on Mother's Day
$6 adults, $5 Seniors, Children under 12 Free
One time purchase applies to all 3 days

At the same time, the CALM Auxiliary will be sponsoring the Santa Barbara Gift Show and Sale also located at Earl Warren Show Grounds in Warren Hall. The Gift Show and Sale will feature over 100 vendors selling  artwork, jewelry, clothing, gourmet food items, gift-ware, hand-bags, fashion accessories, cookware, cosmetics, candles and much, much more. Entry and parking are free.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

My Little Tribute Garden in Santa Barbara

a little bit of Paradise

We moved from an acre 3 years ago to a small Garden Patio
which I can maintain myself
Spring has sprung and Summer is on her way!

this was the beginning 3 years ago
the pictures below is what it looks like now
beautiful fountain installed by Eye of the Day
 this little patio garden was all concrete
when we came here
 with nothing growing
 my darling husband and I with some help from
son Jon
 installed and planted all of this 3 years ago
 everything growing here today either 
came with us
or started anew here
 These Epiphyllums came along
I rescued these 'Orchid Cacti' from a client's yard
 this orchid is a re-bloom
this fountain was my husband's last project
 it makes me think of him every day
 these bird baths traveled with us
 Red Reedstem Epidendrums 
many started from 'pups'
 many succulents began from one small rosette
 this is where the bunnies dig under the fence
 birdseed tray

 front court-yard
gift from dear friend
 flowering succulents
 50+ year old Cymbidium came from my mom
and has at least 20 spikes each year
I know I got my love for gardening from her

re-bloom of Laelia Orchid purchased several years 
ago at the annual
Orchid Show in Santa Barbara 

 my husband loved his rain gauge
he would have been happy to see it fill
this past rain season
 yellow epis and yellow 
Banksia Rose Hedge
Night Jasmine, first year bloom
 new Monarch Butterfly drying his wings
came from my Milk Weed nursery
more Epidendrum Orchids
I have 4 colors

this gorgeous Angel Trumpet was
given to me as a small cutting

my darling husband made this beautiful
garden for me
his love is surrounds me
Thank you Doug