Monday, June 29, 2020

Declaration of Independence

Happy 4th of July
Declaration of Independence

In Congress, July 4, 1776



We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are

created equal, that they are endowed

by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,

that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

 That to secure these rights,

Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just

powers from consent of the governed.
 
That whenever any

form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is

the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute

new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and

organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most

likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Miramar Beach in Santa Barbara

Miramar Beach in Montecito
wonderful photos by Gwen Randolph







Saturday, June 20, 2020

Santa Barbara Beaches are Open and amazing!

Santa Barbara Beaches


Harbor and Breakwater



View from Brophy Restaurant at Harbor




 
Sandspit Beach at the end of the Breakwater


Dolphins at the entry of Wharf


Pelicans on Harbor Restaurant



Beach West of Stearns Wharf


Sunset View of Wharf 
(not my photo)


 Seaside Center on Wharf


View of Leadbetter Beach


Leadbetter Beach
view from Shoreline Park



East Beach
East Beach

East Beach Volleyball
(photo from Noozhawk)

Thousand Steps on the Mesa
(not my photo)

Hendry's Beach
aka Arroyo Burro Beach
my favorite beach
dogs allowed on leash


photos below by Kay Caldeira



up next Montecito and Carpinteria Beaches




The Annual Summer Solstice Celebration goes virtual! While we aren’t able to celebrate in person, the Solstice spirit will be kept alive and thriving. Free and donation-based online classes and gatherings will be offered. Check back for more information. 

Downtown Santa Barbara

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Santa Barbara Zoo to reopen to the public, June 23

Santa Barbara Zoo to Reopen June 23 title=



Time to visit our new Zoo Baby in person
The Santa Barbara Zoo announces a phased approach to safely reopening its doors to the Santa Barbara community. After being closed to guests since mid-March, the Zoo will reopen to the general public on Tuesday, June 23, by online reservation only. Before the official reopening, the Zoo will hold a soft opening for its Members June 20 - 22, also by online reservation only. The soft opening with Zoo members will help Zoo staff observe high-traffic areas, traffic patterns and make adjustments as needed.
Following guidelines set by the State and County, the Zoo has implemented a number of safety enhancements and modifications to protect the health and safety of all guests, staff, and animals. In order to properly manage the number of guests in the park, online reservations will be required for both paid guests and Zoo members. Guests can use the online reservation system to book a timed entry slot prior to visiting the Zoo. A complete guide to the new safety enhancements and modifications can be found on the Zoo’s website
Guests are also encouraged to consider becoming a Zoo Member now to enjoy early access to the Zoo as early as June 20, click here to sign up online. The Santa Barbara Zoo looks forward to making this a fun and safe experience for all guests, staff, and animals! For more information, visit the Zoo's website
The Zoo is also still accepting registrations for Zoo Camp! Summer Zoo Camp is June 22–August 14 and is for children ages 3–12. The Zoo is offering three options for Zoo Camp, including Camp in a Box, FamCamp, and traditional Zoo Camp. See the Zoo Camp page on their website for more information and to register: https://www.sbzoo.org/learn/zoo-camp/.
(article and information from SBZoo and Ed Hat)

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Mission Santa Barbara and Rose Gardens

Go and Smell the Roses!

Mission Santa Barbara is a fabulous place for taking photos;
both of the Mission herself and the
beautiful Rose Garden and grounds.


 Hundreds of beautiful roses are maintained by volunteers
and are in full bloom now


 unfortunately, the annual Street Painting event will not take place this June.



get your camera ready and visit this beautiful site

Monday, May 25, 2020

A Tribute to First Lady Melania Trump 2020