San Juan Bautista, California

A lovely day-trip destination, San Juan Bautista delights with a blend of history, culture, small-town charm, and delicious culinary adventures.  After thoroughly exploring the mission, being sure to peek around corners into less-explored rooms and taking the time to absorb the architectural and historical details, stroll down to the adjacent and very walkable main street... Continue Reading →

A quiet winter evening in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Recently I enjoyed a lovely walk through quaint Carmel, California.  At the height of the summer tourist season, the streets are overflowing with visitors, and it can be difficult to find a peaceful moment between the busy shops and bustling restaurants.  In the winter however, a sense of calm settles across our picturesque region, and... Continue Reading →

Orchidaceae, oh my!

..., originally uploaded by A.p.K. With an estimated 20,000+ individual flowering species, the Orchid family of plants is considered one of the most diverse and highly evolved forms of life with roots, leaves and flowers. Orchids exist in every habitat except glaciers, and new species are still being discovered. My encounters with orchids typically take... Continue Reading →

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