thinking i need a vacation with my camera, so i decided to browse through the archives and this is what i found. hope you enjoy the trip! i'm making it a point to take two trips by the end of 2011! maine coast and boulder, colorado here i come! i need to be one with the land and sea again.
it was 2005 and i took a vaction to ventura, ca to visit a good friend of mine named william.
|the first night i got there, we took a walk around ventura.|
the next day, we drove from ventura to the piedra blanca trail in the sespe wildnerness near ojai, ca with the top down on the convertible. i remember crying tears of joy because the smell of wild white sage was so strong. i picked some and i still have a few sprigs. i only burn it on special ocassions. the magic is real. sage is used by native american indians and is believed to cleanse you from negative energy.
|in william's kitchen. enjoying the california sun.|
|we stopped along the rocky river beds to build cairns or as i like to call them, rock people. it's a balancing act and i like the impermanence of the sculpture. that's what's so great about taking pictures. memories to last a lifetime.|
|after crossing river beds, we begin our hike into the hot, dusty desert and spend the whole day on the trail. not a soul in site. it was heaven.|
|such incredible white rock formations. it reminded me of bell rock from the red rocks of sedona, az.|
|taking a break in the shade by a gorgeous pool of crystal clear water! such a rare find in the desert.|
|it was a soothing oasis.|
|sage in my hair ... the hike home! what a day!|
|you can't go to california without visiting the pacific! i can't just lay on my beach blanket. although that was nice. when we weren't swimming in the ocean we were busy building a village of rock people.|
|william's kitchen. i just love blue!|
|also from william's kitchen. i loved the way the onion and bananas matched the wall paint.|