Whistling wind and an increasingly bright light lulled me from slumber. Gazing up at a synthetic grey ceiling, I wondered what time it was: 4:30 a.m., the average sunrise. Carefully shifting on my 22 inches of inflatable real estate, I looked toward my feet. “Buenos dias,” I crackled. With a grin on his face and glint in his eyes, my tent mate sang out, “Buenos dias mi nina” (Good morning daughter).
WHITEHALL — Montana State will host “bighorn sheep” with Kelli Poole at 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. The presentation marks the opening of the park’s Summer Campground Speaker Series.
SHELL LAKE– Where would we bee without pollinators?
In the coming weeks, visitors to the state’s coastal bays and beaches can experience one of the world’s oldest migrations — horseshoe crabs emerging to spawn, as they’ve done here for the last 350 million years, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Shopping for new plants for a home can be an exciting undertaking. Nurseries and garden centers are often home to dozens of types of plant species that come in various colors, leaf variations and sizes. Such variety can make choosing plants more fun while also making the process of buying plants a bit complicated, especially for novices. Thankfully, plant tags can help consumers make informed decisions.
A number of years ago (20 or so) I was on a flight from Billings to Chicago. At lunch time the stewardesses handed out a hot meal. The entree was lasagna, one of my favorites. This lasagna was especially good, and I relished every bite.
Most people think that they have to travel to the tropics to find exciting birds. Sure, kiwis, macaws, and birds of paradise are all worthy of admiration. However, we have birds with pizazz right here in the High Country.
Only months ago, the historic Alisal Ranch was looking for a head wrangler; 150 applicants later, they found their cowgirl.
Hatcher Pass hides her best ski lines from view. Some are easy to access, like Rae Wallace and Lost Couloir, while others are miles away. Delia Peak and her environs are in between, distance wise--a mile and a half skin up Gold Mint valley, then another mile or so back toward the peak. With such a reasonable approach, there’s plenty of time to skin back and ski several lines in a day.
Throwback Thursday #tbtsyv: The following article, "Turning back the clock," was written by Grace L. Davison and appeared in the Santa Ynez Valley News on Friday, Sept. 17, 1954.
Almost 40 years ago, Kirk Olsen, a student of photography at Brooks Institute, captured the-then 90-year-old native of the Santa Ynez Valley, Mabel Henderson.
The NatureTrack Film Festival welcomed enthusiastic audiences to Los Olivos for its debut weekend March 23-25. Films screened at three venues: The Grange, St. Mark's In-The-Valley Church, and the Gates Foss Community Center at Los Olivos School, and the town was bustling with attendees and scores of volunteers sporting bright blue NTFF signature tee-shirts and sweatshirts.
The damage caused by the Thomas fire — the largest in California history — and the deadly mudslides it spawned that buried portions of Montecito and closed Highway 101 for weeks, stretched to the Santa Ynez Valley as well.
Reopening the restaurant at Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos is a dream come true for its new chef-owner, as well as for many local residents and visitors who have missed dining at the historical landmark.
The sale of one of the oldest wooden structures in the state and a Los Olivos icon has brought the county historical landmark out of the limbo it has languished in for nearly a year.