Sunday, January 1, 2012
Alice Keck New Years Day
Ahh winter in Santa Barbara! This is from an evening walk on New Years day through Alice Keck Parks' Park (Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens).
Friday, June 6, 2008
Alice Keck Panorama
Click the main image for a larger view.
A couple days ago I was working on a particularly difficult statistics problem. (mmm math what a concept.) In the midst of my preparations to fling my computer out the window my wife suggested a nice walk at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens. Or as we like to call it... Alice Keck Park Park.
The clouds were beautiful and it was a wonderful evening. I wish I could say I came home and solved the problem right away, but at least I got a lot of really beautiful shots out of it. And I was much happier continuing on my statistics project.
Oh yeah, I've also been tinkering with some other images that are not my own. I have not been able to figure out how to get my own camera there yet so I had to work with what was available.
Sunday, December 3, 2006
She looks like she is conducting an orchestra. Or perhaps directing traffic? Either way she is really into what she is doing. She was actually alternating between stretching and flapping hard and I got her in mid-flap.
Friday, June 9, 2006
Duck Taking Flight
I think these are the same ducks from our last trip to the gardens! I think she said something to insult the Koi. Because the Koi jumped out of the water near her and made her take off like this. Of course I can't say I blame her. The Koi was twice her size!
Saturday, April 15, 2006
We had another nice walk through Alice Keck Park
Memorial Gardens today. (Commonly mistaken as just
Alice Keck Park. As in Alice Keck's park, but her name was
Alice Keck Park, and it is her Memorial Garden.) I only
point this out because it was not entirely clear to me
until today. Actually, I guess I just never thought about it
So, on to the Ducks. They were chasing each other around the pond the whole time we were there. Ahhh, spring is here! :-D
Friday, May 27, 2005
Lake Los Carneros
There are some places that you can live right next to and never
know they are there. The Monarch
Butterfly Overwintering spot
in Santa Barbara is one of them, and this is another.
I know I am not the only one that is surprised by this place. Last week at the Art Walk I listened to a "Local" tell his friends from out of town that this was the bird refuge, right down the street from where we were standing (which, of course, it is not).
Where I was standing to take this picture, I had my back to the 101 Freeway about 50 feet away, right near the Los Carneros exit. But, due to the rolling land and the trees, you would never have any idea it was here. Fortunately there is a good adult education program here that has some excellent nature hikes.