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Santa Barbara Mission Prepares for Easter

  |   by Sue    Bookmark and Share

 

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Photo Shy?

  |   by Sue    Bookmark and Share

Whatever you call sounds of displeasure swans make, that's what this handsome guy made when I was taking his photo at the UCSB lagoon.  It sounded like hissing to me so I made a quick about-face and continued my peaceful walk along the coastal bluffs.    

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Mobile Post: Military Helecopters

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Anyone know about the loud choppers that fly over the Santa Barbara > a few times a week? Is there a reason they fly directly over the city ( as opposed to over the water where they wouldn't make windows > rattle and dogs bark)?  I'm not complaining ( I always look up and check them out) but am definitely curious why their flight path is what it is.

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Where the Buoys Are

  |   by Sue    Bookmark and Share

Take a tour of Santa Barbara Harbor.  Don't miss our resident celebrities (besides Paycheck, that is).

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Urban Oak

  |   by ws1    Bookmark and Share

I am not a fan of Poison Oak. And now that it's officially spring, there seems to be no shortage of it. You can even find it crowding relatively well-worn urban paths.  This photo (for example) was taken from Loma Alta Drive on my walk over to Shorline Cafe.  

See how the oily new Poison Oak leaves blend right in with the new and shiny scrub oak leaves?  Sneaky. I was surprised that even for a former boy scout, I found it hard to tell the two sets of fresh leaves apart.   

Because I am a genius, just before snapping this photo, I accidentally brushed my wrist on one of these two branches (not sure which). I then proceeded to check and double check my arm height to determine which branch I had touched.  Then, just to be safe, I walked down to the cafe parking lot (holding my 'quarantined arm up like an idiot), strode across the beach, and scrubbed the hell out of it with sand and saltwater.  Even then, I couldn't enjoy my chowder without feeling like I should run off to the bathroom to make sure I'd removed all the oils from my skin.  Good times.   

As a small aside.. I remember hearing as a kid that the Chumash would eat very small portions of the plant (over time)  to build an immunity to it. I don't have the cajones to try it.. but I am curious if anyone else knows anything about this mythical remedy?

Here's the Wikipedia Page on the plant. 

 

 

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Alice Keck Memorial Gardens

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Think you're in Hawaii or some other exotic destination?  Not so.  Check out my City2 blog (SB's savvy senior correspondent) on taking the grandkids to Alice Keck Memorial Gardens.  

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