Web Of Life

Web of Life

I needed to take a mini break this morning from my “brain”.  It’s been a rough couple of days to say the least!  I headed towards Faria Beach to sit on the rocks to meditate.  I was sitting there thinking how surreal everything looks in the fog, when I noticed this giant spiderweb between the rocks.  It’s intricate design was so beautiful!  I found myself studying all the paths the spider had taken. There were so many!  Some were shorter than others, but each had a beginning and an end. It made me think of all the different paths we choose daily, and how fascinating it would be to view the “humanweb”!

Web of Life, Day Trip to Faria Beach, California, Meditate, Spider Web

“Web Of Life”

It’s Solstice Time!

Celebrating Solstice in Santa Barbara, CA

Solstice is one of my favorite times of  the year in Santa Barbara.  It’s the official launch of summer, and the Solstice celebration goes on for three days.   Alameda Park is where most of the action is.  There’s live music, drum circles, dj’s, dancing, performers, food and all kinds of fun vendors there.  The whole town gets in on the celebration, with both kids and adults dressing up!

If the park isn’t your thing, you can find Solstice Events at many of the bars in town.  There are plenty of private celebrations too.  What better excuse to throw a party?

The highlight of the celebration is the Solstice Parade.  It’s somewhat of a miniature Mardi Gras atmosphere, with floats, giant puppets, and incredible costumes.  Every year there is a different theme.  It starts downtown on State Street, and ends at Alameda Park.  If you want to see it up close, get there early.  A lot of people actually stake out spots along the route the night before.

 

Travel, Solstice Celebration,Parade, Santa Barbara CA, Day Trip

Santa Chillaxin’ In Santa Barbara

Here are a few from the Solstice Celebration in Santa Barbara.
Travel, Solstice Celebration,Parade, Santa Barbara CA, Day Trip

People In A Bubble

Travel, Solstice Celebration,Parade, Santa Barbara CA, Day Trip

Do you like my mustache?

Travel, Solstice Celebration,Parade, Santa Barbara CA, Day Trip

Dancer

Santa Claus Lane Beach

Day 171 – 365 Photography Challenge -Santa Claus Lane Beach

I thought I’d check out Santa Claus Lane Beach today. I’ve been in Santa Barbara for a little over a year and a half, and have never made it there!   A return trip will have to be made once the sun decides to return!

 

Santa Claus Lane Beach, Carpinteria CA, Day Trip, travel, Julie Plevak, Train Tracks

“OK To Cross”

 

Santa Claus Lane Beach, Carpinteria CA, Day Trip, travel, Julie Plevak

“Watching Out”

 

Foggy Morning – 365 Photography Challenge

365 Photography Challenge – Day 168

This is how I started my morning drive! A little too much fog for me! I have a three day shoot at Vandenberg Air Force Base, and am hoping my next two mornings don’t look like this!

365 Photography Challenge, Foggy morning, Vandenberg, California

“Low Visibility”

Stearn’s Wharf Foggy Night

Stearn’s Wharf  365 Project

It promised to be a foggy night down at Stearn’s Wharf.  I’ve been wanting to take some fog photos for some time now, so I grabbed my camera and headed down there.  I was not disappointed!

Travel, Stearn's Wharf, foggy night, Santa Barbara CA

“No Fishing”

 

Foggy night, Stearn's Wharf, Santa Barbara CA, Travel

“Foggy Night”