John & Anne Wiley


SB “Winter”

Filed under: Flying,Happiness,Has Photos,Nature,Random,SB Region — John @ 06:25

Having lived where it often hit -40ƒ for a week and Winter is the longest season, Santa Barbara is a change of pace. Often the flying weather here is fabulous in January, and local sights like Michael Jackson’s former Neverland Ranch are worth the short hop.


0032 Neverland Ranch Mansion Area

That time of year, we can often catch a glimpse of the mansion and guest houses if the trees are bare. In this pic they’re above the central pond, and the train station is upper left tho you can’t really see any details in this reduced pic. Still, I like the colors and patterns at this scale.

A couple of minutes over the hill from there is Zaca Lake – also easy on the eye. 🙂



By mid-January there was even water spilling water on a thirsty land from the Gibraltar Dam.


0113 Welcome Sight!

Coming home across the mountains toward SBA it was delightful to also see some water in one of the more popular local waterfalls.


0127 Seven Falls

March this year was great after rainfall in the normal range had transformed our slopes from drought brown to colors like this.


0613 Slash of Color



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