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Santa Barbara Places and Photos

Brawling Betties Roller Derby

Santa Barbara's Brawling Betties versus the Prison City Derby Dames from Chino
May 7, 2011, Roller Derby at the Earl Warren Showgrounds

East Beach, Cabrillo Bathhouse at Santa Barbara
Cabrillo Bathhouse at Santa Barbara, CA

Trip to Matilija Canyon in the Las Padres Forest above Ojai, after breakfast at East Beach, Santa Barbara, CA Cabrillo Bathhouse, Beware of car break ins and theft at Matilija Trail head, Flowering Chaparral, Toyon - Heteromeles arbutifolia, White sage - Salvia apiana  - February 22, 2011

The Wards at the Chumash gatering

Syuxtun Story Circle Mosaic - Chumash gathering - November 7, 2009
Tomols on the Ocean

Lotusland
Ganna Walska Lotusland - Montecito, CA - August 7, 2009

Santa Barbara Cemetery

Santa Barbara Cemetery - January 10, 2009

This is a very peaceful meditative cemetery garden, even though I find it a bit unsettling seeing palm trees, oaks and cyprus together. But that's Santa Barbara for you. There are special views of the ocean and the mountains from this place. Memorial art with the stone crosses, mausoleums and other markers as well as the flat headstones was a new art form for me to discover. They are putting photo images on stones now, but I worry about how long the ink will hold under the sun and rain. The gentle respect for loved ones and a peoples heart felt gestures to ones no longer here is a sentimental and soothing thing to contemplate while walking around.

The Santa Barbara Cemetery internment dates start at 1860. There are over 46,000 individuals listed for this cemetery. I found a listing of the graves after I went there at CAGenWeb: part of the USGenWeb Project. Actually the google link into the Santa Barbara CAGenWeb site worked best. I wish I would of used the list before I went. However it is nice to have a reason to go back.

I was disappointed that I could not find my grandparents grave. I plan to go back and find Grandma and Grandpa Buse's Grave using the information I got at the USGenWeb Project site: BUSE, Bertha, F, May 18, 1897, Apr 26, 1980, 82, SB, CA, WELCH RYCE HAIDER, Apr 29, 1980, Mountain View, Block- C- Grave- 238 and BUSE, Fred, C., M, Jul 8, 1900, Apr 13, 1973, 72 SB, CA, WELCH RYCE, Apr 26, 1973, Mountain View, Block- C- Grave- 237. http://www.cagenweb.com/santabarbara/sbcgs/Santa_Barbara_Cemetery/index.htm

Santa Barbara Harbor

Sunday Sail with Dave Briggs - August 2008
Views of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, Shoreline Park and Leadbetter Beach, Cabrillo Bath House, Venoco Oil Derricks, Sail Boards

Santa Barbara Fiesta 2008

Santa Barbara Fiesta, Equestrian Parade - August 1, 2008
Equestrian Parade, costumes, Santa Barbara dignitaries, horse drawn carriages and horseback riders, beautiful horse breeds such as Andalusians - the famous Spanish stallions, Friesians, and the very rare Blue Roan Percherons.

Santa Barbara Fiesta - July 31, August 1, 2008

Santa Barbara Fiesta Parade Photos and Links (2004 - 2008)

Ceanothus
Rattlesnake Canyon - Ceanothus in full bloom, California Chaparral
Santa Barbara Foothills - March 17, 2007

Santa Barbara County Trails and Mountain Canyons

California-Lilac, Ceanothus Megacarpus Nutt, bigpod ceanothus
Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange
Ecology: Vol. 59, No. 6, pp. 1256–1263.

Santa Barbara, East Beach
Santa Barbara East Beach - March 2, 2007

Santa Barbara Court House Mural Room
Santa Barbara County Court House Mural Room - April 13, 2007

Santa Barbara, California - February and March 2007
Santa Barbara Court House, Mural Room, East Beach, Mission Creek Outflow, Alice Keck Park, Santa Barbara Library

Santa Barbara County Court House Mural Room 10/08/04

Coral Tree, E
Coral Trees (Erythrina) at the Santa Barbara Harbor - May 29, 2006

Santa Barbara Harbor

Santa Barbara Channel Islands

More Mesa
More Mesa - Santa Barbara County - between Santa Barbara and Goleta, California December 11, 2005

East Beach

Looking toward Palm Park and the Pier - Black Skimmers at East Beach 01/16/05 - John and I go to East Beach in Santa Barbara to see the Black Skimmers and have breakfast at the beach. Flock of Black Skimmers Flying - Quick Time Movie

Santa Barbara Links

Steven Pinker's Photos of Santa Barbara, the Pacific Coast, & San Francisco II  (Some very beautiful shots of Santa Barbara, some from the air)

 

Interests of Callie | Birds | Surfing | Santa Barbara Farmers' Market, Gardening and Farming | Snowy Plovers | Trips and Places

Callie's e-mail: cjbowdish@hotmail.com