The Most Stunning View Ever!

February 6, 2018 at 8:00 am (California, California Central Coast, Nature, Nature photography) (, , , , )

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Hollister Peak at sunset is viewed from a remarkable pullout on California’s State Route 46 between Paso Robles and U. S. Highway 1 (the Pacific Coast Highway).

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From the same vantage point is Morro Rock. Both are part of the Seven Sisters (some say it’s Nine Sisters) – remnants of ancient volcanoes in San Luis Obispo County. Read the rest of this entry »

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Monarch Grove, Pismo Beach

February 5, 2018 at 8:00 am (Butterflies, California, California Central Coast, Nature, Nature photography, Photography, Video) (, , , , )

 

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Most of us will never make it to the wintering site of millions of monarch butterflies in Mexico, but smaller groves of migrating monarchs make their winter stopover in several places on the California Coast. Read the rest of this entry »

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San Antonio de Padua Mission

February 4, 2018 at 7:00 am (California, California Central Coast, Photography) (, )

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The San Antonio de Padua Mission is on the Fort Hunter Liggett property, but is publicly accessible.

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Long after the mission was established, William Randolph Hearst bought the surrounding property for the Milpitas unit of the Hearst Ranch. Read the rest of this entry »

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Elk, Deer, and a Cougar

February 3, 2018 at 2:18 pm (California, California Central Coast, Nature, Nature photography, Photography, Wildlife) (, )

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The area around Fort Hunter Liggett, California is known for its wildlife and scenic beauty. Herds of tule elk live on and near the post, and are often seen along the main public roads.

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I’ve yet to see a bull elk, but these cows posed so nicely for me in the early morning light that they were irresistible. Read the rest of this entry »

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