I wish I could travel back in time to the mid-1800’s and live at Wilder Ranch. You are looking at the original ranch buildings which are now a museum.
The Wilder’s bought the property as a dairy farm in the late 1800’s.
The ranch covers 7000 acres of pristine coastal and marine habitat in Northern California’s Santa Cruz County.
The good news is, the Wilder family sold the property to the state in the 1960’s and it is now a protected marine and wildlife sanctuary and state park.
As you can see, it is a rich habitat, home to 1000’s of birds. I was amazed by the number of bird species I saw and photographed here.
The ranch has some 34 miles of hiking trails, all with stunning views of the coast and coastal valleys.
It is also a diverse marine environment with otters, seals and whales. Even Blue Whales are here, attracted by the mile deep Monterey Trench, the deepest marine canyon off the west coast of North America.
Camping is prohibited to protect the wildlife, but you can spend as many days as you like exploring the ranch on foot. I recommend visiting in winter when the whales are swimming by!
Cheers to you from stunning Wilder Ranch~
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What a find! And great photos too, Cindy.
Thanks so much! I am happy you enjoyed. <3
A stunning place, beautifully captured, Cindy.
Much appreciated, thank you!
Beautiful destination- and what wonderful donors to set it aside for wildlife!
It is so pristine and the coastal waters are much cleaner than in Southern California.
My sentiments, exactly! 7,000 acres that can’t be developed is a gift to us all.
We need more. Thank goodness for the military bases in California. They keep vast tracts of California coastline untouched in perpetuity.
It’s wonderful to preserve lifestyles from years ago. I love the images. 😉
It is wonderful because it allows us to walk by in time and appreciate history viscerally. So pleased you enjoyed & happy weekend!
I agree. Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well.
What a great way to preserve the past and protect the present (wildlife) 🙂
You said this so perfectly and succinctly, and of course I agree with you <3
What an amazing place! Thank you for lovely pics!
Thank you more for appreciating them & cheers to you!
Such a rare sight! You have some awesome shots!
Your kindness is a treasure~
Hi Cindy, your post and the pictures are pretty, also the story of the 1800’s is valuable information. I can see why you want to go back in time. Things were more safe and interesting back then. There was no one like trumpet to ruin the show.
It’s a sign God is showing us how peaceful the world was that many years ago. 🙂
Your comment gives me goosebumps and I agree whole <3 edly with all of it. Hugs to you Chaman!
Wow…and Yay! So happy it’s a sanctuary.
Indeed, no hotels and strip malls thank you very much!
What a beautiful place. Lovely photos.
Happy new Year Cindy.
Happy & Healthy New Year to both of you <3
A beautiful place — but when you go back in time, take modern medicine with you. I read earlier this week that the wealthiest man in the world in 1836 died of an infection that would have been cured by a few cents worth of modern antibiotics. [The article pointed out that despite all the bad news we hear, the world is getting to be a better place to live in.]
I definitely would take antibiotics and other necessary meds. I already thought of it in my planning…..laughing. It would also help to have my current assets which would make me quite well off back then. I wonder how much the Wilder’s bought the ranch for? A pittance in our parlance. I don’t know that I agree that we are better off. We have advanced in many ways, but regressed in so many others. I can just imagine the wildlife back then before we killed so much off, and the pristine drinking water, and the lack of violence, and industrial pollution. Imagine eating all your food fresh fished, fresh grown, fresh baked. So healthy. Of course there is the matter of indoor plumbing……It would work best if I could bop back and forth between then and now, getting necessary supplies, bringing them back in time, and such!
Isn’t it lovely! I love the old building, and all the old tractors, and vehicles that are there in addition to the wildlife. You’ll have to come back when the Elephant Seals are recouping and pregnant females come to give birth and raise the pups to be ready for the arduous swim and life at sea.
They should be arriving now if not already there. Did you see some? You can book a walking tour down to the beach where they are! It’s pretty amazing.
Your images of all the birds and the old farm buildings are just lovely. It’s been a while since I was last there. Thanks for the reminder I should get out there to see the Elephant Seals again myself!
I saw them swimming in the ocean with their dish plate eyes and massive heads! The rookery should be very active now. I didn’t go to Ano Nuevo, but I am a regular at Piedras Blancas, the rookery at the southern end of Big Sur. I adore the seals. Watching them is absolutely an amazing wildlife experience. I like Piedras Blancas because you can walk all over on your own. You walk around a rock and there is giant bull seal sunning. Absolutely stunning. I have done many posts on them, and have visited during the mating battles, the birthing, and when the mamas’ leave the pups and return to sea. Simply stunning experience. I hope you go to Ano Nuevo and post about it! Here is one of my posts on them, but I have more recent ones too:
Beautiful! Happy New Year, Cindy!
Thank You Jill & Happy and Healthy New Year to you!
You have the most amazing adventures, Cindy. I have become interested in the archiving process – the people who have a love of preserving a way of life so that we can gain a clearer understanding of our current reality. Archiving is detailed, painstaking work. Wilder Ranch exists because of people who had a vision. I wish I could travel back in time with you.
We would have a hoot of a time wouldn’t we Rebecca. I wonder where we would go first? You can pick first, me second…..Mostly I would like to get away from all the current human stress, strife and cruelty, to a place where nature still is dominant. I think about the families in the past, there are a lot of them, that made the decision to save these amazing places they grew up in and own, in perpetuity, out of sheer love of environment.
Well said – love in action. Your blog is a testament to documenting the beauty of our time.
Awww, you are a lovely friend Rebecca <3
These photographs are breathtaking, Cindy!
Awww, sweet friend. Happiest New Year to you talented one <3
What a fascinating place that must be to visit. I am interested that there is neither camping nor luxury accommodation there – a true preservation of a pristine place.
Exactly. These sorts of places are my favorites. Like Mousa Island in Scotland. Carved out places, surrounded by civilization, preserving preciousness.
Bootiful, made me feel better. Bless you.
Awww, I am happy this place made you feel better. You deserve it my friend, and it made me feel better too <3 <3
Thank’s Cindy. ♥
What a beautiful place, Cindy! I know I would have enjoyed living there, too.
It would be nirvana. I would travel up and down the state, seeing all the places I know so well, before they were ruined by us.
Wow, This is assume Cindy. First time I heard about this place. How far is it from San Francisco. Used to live in that area and would have loved to hike around that area. Thanks for sharing.
It is about an hour and a half drive. I know you lived here. I have lived all my life in California, and she constantly continues to amaze me. I seriously hope you are maybe feeling better. Love to you <3
Thanks Cindy. Comming along, but slowly
Of good. I am very glad it is improving!
What a wonderful place! And your photos too! 🙂
Very kind & most appreciated!
beautiful place and photos!!!
I am happy you enjoyed them. Thank you!
great shots! looks like a fun place to go.
Thank you & cheers to you!
Namaste Cindy 🙂
I needed a place to wander and what better place to choose than along a wild shoreline 🙂
Unspoilt and largely untamed with an expanse of ocean sweeping in to the bay it is a perfect location to ramble. I can only begin to imagine what it must have been like residing at the Wilder Ranch back in its heyday but it is perfectly understandable why homesteading ranchers settled here. It is a beautiful location to rest awhile and muse a little in the company of feathered friends and majestic whales a way away in the deep.
I applaud the decision to sell this stretch of coastline to the state so that it may remain under close protection to be enjoyed time and time again. From the many comments you’ve received, a fuller picture emerges of the location, delighting even more: to know that such an abundance of wildlife use this special place as both a ‘home’ and a sanctuary appeals no end: perhaps in their own sweet way the wildlife here know it is protected and they will be safe. I wish there were far more places in the world where controls and conservation keep the beauty of our Earth intact and allow Nature to just be.
Well, with 7000 acres left to explore I’d best be on my way! 🙂 Your photography is very much enjoyed, as always, and together with your succinct text provide an entry point for this rambling traveller and help bring the location alive. Your visual record of all the places you’ve visited around the world must be extensive by no! What a joy to be able to view this archive at your leisure. Thank you for airing and sharing as you do…this yet another place to visit that I’ll add to the ever-growing list 🙂 Wonderful!
Enjoy a great weekend. Take care.
Thankfully, I have seriously asked the ‘powers that be,’ not presidents or prime ministers, queens, oligarchs, or really selfish people, just, ya’ know, the real ‘powers that be,’ to allow me to time travel. I am expecting an answer back soon (just like I am with the lottery), and when I get it, you, of course, are coming along. I said you would, so you can’t make me a liar. I do that well enough on my own. I will tell you when and where we shall meet.
I am going to stick to the mid-1800’s for the first trip because I am conservative about first time, time-travel. You can pick the next epoch. Rebecca (clanmother) wants to go too, and I may have promised her firsties.
Forget the lottery. I want to win this, with you and Rebecca along.
Imagine it, you will be writing epic poetry, about an long gone epoch, you are currently in!
Just keep a suitcase, packed lightly……
You, rock my socks off Dewin!
Namaste Cindy 🙂
Thank you for such a delightful reply! 🙂 It would be a pleasure to explore the world through the ages travelling with you both visiting and appreciating what once was in all its former glory. Wouldn’t that truly be something – to be there before the destructive hand of humankind left its imprint upon our Earth: before ruination or disfigurement of landscapes, before destruction of untold species of wildlife and their habitats, before we poisoned rivers and oceans, forests and woodlands and removed naturally created eco-systems, or indeed littered the starry heavens high above.
How did it come to pass that we removed ourselves so far from all that we are and once were without ever having true regard for our ancestral home. If not for Earth’s presence in space, humankind wouldn’t even be here at all. Our blind neglect, our wilful choices, our desire for more and more has consistently been at odds with all that we truly are and have always been deep inside. Our capitalist driven economies that promote greed and thrive on our desire for instant gratification does nothing more than perpetuate humankind’s infancy whilst simultaneously thwarting our evolution. The established order is/are either to blind to see, or to ignorant to truly understand the manner of their myopic leadership and narrow-sighted vision. It is deeply upsetting to all those whose hearts reach out with genuine desire for change, transformation and progress.
One imagines it is because we are mortal and recognise the relatively short period of time that we live for (in relation to the vastness of time itself) that most want to be thrilled in as many different ways as possible before they disappear from this mortal coil that is life. Our disregard for the legacy we leave is quite disturbing. Where is the vision? Where is the global agenda to set things right, to advance our species in ways other than technologically, economically and financially? Why was our spiritual dimension usurped by scientific method and the rational mind. Where has belief in the unseen dimensions of life gone? Why is modern life relentlessly driven by the insidious propensity towards wealth acquisition? Why are the vast majority of people to blind to see what is really going on around them and how tethered we are as a species by such backward thinking. It is very saddening indeed.
Well I hope your prayers will be answered shortly and provision made to enable time-travelling adventure. Sadly it will money to facilitate such a wonderful experience but wouldn’t it be something to have a portal to pass through with choice destinations in time and space? 🙂 The 1800’s would provide a most enjoyable first port of call, and whilst it will be a little rough and ready at times, the occasion would be an amazing experience. I’ve no doubt travelling with you and Rebecca would be delightful – what a story we could present to the modern world upon our return! Photographs and images of places either long-forgotten or lost in time; prose and poem expressing sensation and sentiment at the wonders we see; prose offering description detailing our visit and the experience we had. What a ride it would be! 🙂
I’ve no doubt H.G Wells was a romantic soul – he was of that era – whose mind also wished for discovery of what was and what will be. Perhaps he was also searching for the point of departure in humankinds evolution when we removed ourselves from our essential nature. Quite possibly – despite the story he actually told – he to wanted to imagine a better future-world shared in harmony symbiotically with Nature herself: our Earth Mother, our ancient birth mother.
The suitcase is already packed in anticipation of a positive answer being returned to you shortly! I guess all you have to do now is wait and listen carefully for those pennies from Heaven to fall. Until then, continue to smile like you are a billionaire who knows that true wealth has nothing to do with abstract concepts like money but instead determines the quality of one’s heart and soul.
Live in Love, Go in Peace. Brightest Blessings in all ways always.
Fantastic! Would love to go there 😃
And so say we all!
Wolfie would enjoy the doggie beach at nearby Natural Bridges State Park.
Well, there will be some expenses, but my lottery win will take care of those. And then when we go to the 1800’s current dollars will be worth oodles and boodles more, so we will be quite comfortable. 😉 😉
I love everything you say here Dewin. Some people seem to want to feel smug about human advancement, with the ‘we are better off now litany.’ I don’t see things this way. We have degraded our home, killed off untold wildlife, polluted our planet. Homicidal violence is now the norm in my country. There is an epidemic of opioid drug death. Wars are so common, we don’t ask why, anymore. Lots of people are clearly very unhappy. But we muddle on praising ourselves for our ‘advancement.’ Even the advances of medicine may be somewhat overstated in that many of the more modern achievements are the result of ameliorating diseases and injuries caused by industrialization and war.
I love you saying that Wells was, “searching for the point of departure in humankinds evolution when we removed ourselves from our essential nature.”
Brilliant Wells was searching for a way to jump off the train of our human caused devolution. Many people are aware that advancement, with it’s undeniable positive developments, has also made too many people sadder and sicker.
It takes wisdom on the part of an individual land owner to sell his property NOT to the highest bidder, but to the state where there is a guarantee that the land will remain protected from greedy development companies. Great post, Cindy!
“It takes wisdom on the part of an individual land owner to sell his property NOT to the highest bidder, but to the state where there is a guarantee that the land will remain protected from greedy development companies.”
You said this so perfectly. And I am grateful to these people from the past, who owned amazing natural habitats, and knew there is much more to life than power and money. Things like wild animals in pristine habitats that need protecting. I am grateful you articulated this so beautifully~
Beautiful photos. Sounds like Wilder Ranch is a slice of heaven. 🙂
I would have loved to live my life there back in the day.
What a wonderful wilderness the Wilders provided to the state. Completely left field but NZ produced a funny movie called Hunt for the Wilderpeople. The wilderness plays an important role in the film. We must treasure these wild places; they benefit all of us.
I saw “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and absolutely loved it!!
Good to know! It’s a great laugh but with some serious messages as well.
I will google this. Sounds like something I would appreciate.
🙂 🙂 🙂
I want to see it!
I want to watch this film. I love the Wilder name, and their wild ranch. It reminded me of Laura Ingalls Wilder. I like Wilderpeople!
Oh yes, I had forgotten about the amazing Laura Ingalls Wilder.
A chunk of my childhood was spent wishing I were her <3
🙂 🙂 🙂
I was going to say it sounds like a wonderful place but realised the sound is only in my imagination. It looks like a wonderful place – I wonder what it sounds like. Thanks for a peek at it 😊
That’s an interesting thought, to incorporate descriptions of sound, and, I would add, smell into a photo essay on natural beauty.
I like doing this with poems and images. It creates a sensory mood.
Do you write poetry as well, Cindy?
Does it appear online anywhere? I’d love to read it.
The waves were big over the holidays so there was the sound of crashing surf and keening gulls. Every once in awhile a hawk would scream and they let me get very close to them. Wonderful really….
Thank you for that aural picture 😊
I like the sounds you incorporate in your posts so it is my pleasure.
I liked the look of that very rusty tractor on the ranch. Looks like it comes from the 1920s or 1930s!!
Smart woman. The ranch stopped operating in the 1930’s.
This time you have gone for the brand view – as good as your close-ups
Awww, very kind and most appreciated!
Broad view it should have been – but I expect you realised that 🙂
Yes, never fear, I am the typo queen. I have never met a typo I don’t like. People who write and think quickly tend to make them ie., it’s cuz your smart!
How beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your photos – I’d never heard of it.
Very happy to introduce you and glad you enjoyed!
Happy you enjoyed!
Was für eine Ranch! Danke für die grossartigen Bilder.
Ahhh. Vielen dank Ernst <3
It is a wow sort of place. Thank you.
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Stunning pictures by Cindy Knoke of Wilder Ranch, now a museum and wildlife sanctuary in northern California’s Santa Cruz County.
You are a lovey friend Patricia <3
The place looks well preserved. I can imagine finding a spot to watch those birds for a long time. Such a joyful scene.
I love the otters floating by too!
schön, liebe Cindy, nur kurz, muss nun gleich meinen Gesundheitsgang machen, hab ein schönes Wochenende
Vielen dank und Frohe Wochenende mein lieber Freund!
Wow, Cindy — what a wonderful place! Your photos of the ranch buildings and coastline let the imagination run wild. No pun intended. Happy New Year to you and yours, and Herbert too! Hugs.
Thank you Teagan and visa versa 2UX2! It is a wilder place, and you know Teagan, that I love imagination uber alles, which is why I so like you!
As usual, relaxing. The second image reminded me about our possible water collaboration. FYI: I left you a song at the concert. 🙂
Thank you Frank and cheers to relaxation!
Couldn’t you just exist there watching it all !!!
I absolutely could. Some people are telling me, “you wouldn’t want to live back then.” What they are really saying is they wouldn’t want to live back then!
YES! I could have…. and sometimes think I might gear retirement towards that end…
That is exactly what we did. Knowing what I know now about rural life, I would have retired even more remotely.
I look forward to the possibility of it. 🙂
Please do so, and knowing you, very clever creature, if you want it, you’ll do it. Your sketches and poems never fail to blow me away.
Cindy….thank you for making me feel very validated right now. What a tremendous gift that is.
Cheers indeed. What a beautiful setting to walk, photograph, or live! Thanks for the fun backstory Cindy.
Thank you more for your always kind appreciation Brad!
You’re most welcome Cindy!
I love this. Makes me feel like I have just been on a mini vaca
Wow, what a beautiful ranch! I love the first shot with all the trees behind the buildings, and the sheer numbers of birds on the coast!
Aren’t the numbers amazing. This is how gulls would congregate if people weren’t clogging up beaches!
The numbers are spectacular indeed! Are there beaches in CA that are set aside exclusively for wildlife?
Yes, there are quite a few. Check this out: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Marine/MPAs
Thanks for the link! I didn’t realize there were so many MPAs in California!
There are still vast tracks blighted by strip malls, but there is also much that is protected, thank God!
The ranch covers 7000 acres, wow! You get to see birds and whales!
Beautiful photos, Cindy!
Thanks much and cheers to you Amy. Wilder Ranch is a wilder place!
It’s a thrill to see that bird skim the water with wings up, fishing. Or is he drinking? OK, how about showing off? –like some young guys I’ve seen at the beach.
I think the latter, showing off. There were lots of chicks on the beach!! 😉
If you lived there in the mid-1800s you might, if you could find the idle moment, wish you could live there 150 years in the future when life might be a little easier. The good news is that there are 7000 open acres today along pristine coastline. 🙂
I would need to be able to travel back and forth in order for it to be really workable…. 😉
Looks like a great spot, Cindy. I’m glad it was preserved for everyone to enjoy. 🙂
Thank you & cheers to you~
Such a beautiful place, and your photography certainly does it justice! Thanks for letting us share its beauty, Cindy.
Thank you more for appreciating it Debbie!
Thank you for adding the sounds! I’ve always found the cry of a hawk very evocative.
Wonderfully distinctive cry~
Happy New Year my friend!
Visa versa 2UX2! <3
Hi.🙂 Just the sight of the birds make you so happy. ☺
Birds have this amazing ability to do this, don’t they. Cheers to you~
Yeah, would love to see the whales swim by. That would be the icing on the cake!
It is thrilling!
I believe you! 😎
Thank you & cheers too!
Happy New Year Cindy.
Visa versa 2UX2!
Stunning indeed!! Thank you Cindy for sharing this great place. Happy New Year to you and yours!! May you explore, discover and embrace all that life brings your way 💕
Hugs to you sweet lady! <3 I look forward to sharing the year with you and wish you only the best!
What a gift for wildlife, hurrah!
Of course, we agree <3
what an amazing place!
It is indeed. Happy New Year Liz!
Thank you & cheers to you!
Good grief – need to get there while flocks last!
If you traveled in your time machine to the Wilder Ranch of the mid-1800s, good chance they would put you to work … probably milking the cows. Or, if you were to come to North Ranch, good chance I would put you to work stringing wire, moving hay, cleaning the barn, etc. 🙂
Laughing….Okay. Deal. If you come to The Holler, I’ll put YOU to work, tending our orchards, picking the fruit, monitoring the black widows and scorpions, relocating rattlers, watching out for the ankole watusi bull as you repair our fences. If I went back to Wilder Ranch in 1860, I would sell The Holler first, and use today’s assets to buy the ranch before the Wilder’s got there, and still have oodles of assets left over, because I am sure the ranch land went for a song back then. I would miss my cameras though, and my computers, and my blog friends, including you! 😉
Wilder Ranch reminds me of buildings I saw in museums in Colorado and in cowboy movies. In reality, they were most likely drafty, dusty and cold most of the time. We can, however, dream!
Not so terribly cold on the coast of California in winter, not like Colorado. All those balmy ocean breezes and fresh caught seafood. Even when I was a kid we could pick lobster and abalone out of tidal pools. I can’t even imagine what the natural California coastal world was like in 1870, utterly unspoiled and full of life.
I imagine natural CA coastal waters in 1870 were unspoiled as you mention. I have a sister in CO but these days I am in Upstate NY where lake effect snows can be brutal. This AM school delays due to ice and winds. I do relish my four seasons though. Nothing like fresh seafood that’s for certain! Lucky you.
Upstate is beautiful, lucky you! I heard on NPR that the current split in the polar vortex is likely to bring colder nor’ easters to the east coast and warmer drier weather to the west. Bummer for both of us. Stay warm! <3
And currently we have a thunderstorm. Unusual for Jan. Agree on both coasts and weather. Now that I am retired, I don’t have to be out in the elements on a daily basis. ^__^
“Now that I am retired, I don’t have to be out in the elements on a daily basis. ^__^”
I do know what you mean, when it rains in California now, I am so grateful I don’t have to drive to work, dealing with all the California drivers who can’t drive with moisture on the road. 😉
Upstate NY drivers are not much better I fear. It seems they follow too closely especially when there is snow and ice on the road. They tend to overstate their importance! ^__^
Gorgeous, Cindy. I need to spend some time here- your images are beautiful. By the way, I saw a video of a water spout over the ocean in Santa Cruz yesterday.
Wishing you a fabulous 2019!
Oh, I will look for it! Water spouts are fascinating. I heard you had a big storm. Thank you for your very kind comment Jane & cheers to you.
Awesome scenery! I’d love to visit the ranch when it was still a ranch. Don’t think I’d want to live there, though. I’m too used to our modern conveniences – like indoor toilets!
Indoor toilets are definitely proof of advancement!
I love the birds standing around – and great picture with just the waves. Really good this property is protected – too lovely to lose to development!
My thoughts exactly and so pleased you enjoyed! Cheers to you~
Happy new year! I always are looking forward your wonderful photos.
And I yours! Thank you so much & Happy New Year!
war heute beim Arzt zur Kontrolle, entsprechend den Umständen soweit alles ok, lass es dir, wie das Wetter auch ist, gut gehen, Klaus
Ich hoffe du bist in Ordung! Ich sende dir meine Gedanken und Gebete. <3
I’ve hiked those trails several times over they years, Cindy. And admired the same wildlife and beauty you are featuring. –Curt
Well, yeah. We are both Californians. Now matter how badly our president(s) behave, there is always California, showing them up, in every way. You and I continue to hike her. We know her.
I think that a person could spend her whole life just exploring the state, Cindy.
And still now find every wonderful bit.
Happy to see that protection of habitat is important in your area of the world. Wonderful photos, Cindy. <3
Thank you very much. In California, habitat is often valued, particularly by native Californians, and we know there are precious bits of it, that have not yet been ruined.
Wow, Cindy. These photos are remarkable. So glad to know the Wilders’ former place is now a sanctuary.
All the best to you sweet lady <3
Thank goodness it’s protected! What a lovely spot.
Thanks my friend & Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Visa versa 2UX2 <3
Alot of strange animals, you are putting your self at risk, and by the way I only see strange animals in your blog, actually I even feel related
Oh, you, and you, and you again, with all these very kind comments. You rock Mr. Charly! Long may you be well.
I´m just that dumb, I meant nice…..you realice?
This is beautiful!
So are you.
You are welcome.
Cindy, I accidentally sent you comment on show kindness to trash, and I cannot recover it. I apologize.
Where it is, I don’t know. Odds are, I really liked it. No worries my friend, and thank you for caring.
You are welcome.
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Here is another beautiful post from Cindy Knoke!
I live in Santa Cruz and was biking though Wilder Ranch about a month ago, a beautiful place.
It is stunning, both the inland and coastal trails are so beautiful. You are lucky!
I am, and I’m always appreciative of the surrounding natural beauty.
Yes, our state is an incredible gift to us to protect.
The pictures are wonderful. It’s fun to see all the birds.
I am so glad it was fun for you! Birds are such fun. They are like us, except they can fly.
Oh, be still, my heart! I really love these photos, and especially the one of the museum part. I wonder how this specific area was affected by the Gold Rush, or if it was. Until you see the ocean photos, it is hard to tell that it is California. Looks like someplace back east. Thank you kindly for sharing. That was an absolute treat!
Thank you more for your thoughts. They are a gift to me <3
A nice reflection!
Thank you & cheers too~
This is wonderful…keep on blogging dear!
Thank you & you too!
Please, I would like you to visit my blog at your leisure time ok.
Oh, I would love to be there too!
I wish you were!
Bonsoir ou bonjour mon amie CINDY
Une nouvelle nuit vas tomber
Le sommeil va arriver
Tes yeux vont se fermer
Et comme d’habitude tu vas rêver
D’amour et d’amitié ,
Et demain tu vas t’éveiller
Sans rien te rappeler
De qui tu as rêvé
Mais tu te rappelleras
Que la veille tes amies
Sont venues te souhaiter
Une merveilleuse soirée ou bonne soirée
Sur ces lignes je te souhaite pour ce soir
Une très belle soirée et douce nuit gros bisous Bernard
Merci beaucoup mon ami Bernard!
Not quite as nice pictures, but I’ve posted some from my 2018 Dec 28 bike ride in Wilder Ranch:
Your photos are beautiful and I really like your blog!
It is so pretty there. I’m glad it’s protected area. Great photos of course and as always.
What an amazing place! Your photos capture it well.
Merci beaucoup mon ami <3
What a fantastic place! I’ve put it on my ‘must visit’ list.
Excellent! You will be glad you did.
Wonderful! You will be glad you did & cheers to you.
Bonjour mon ami(e) ou bonsoir et belle fille CINDY
Une jolie cascade de Bonheur
Arrive sur ton univers
Comme une fontaine magique
Elle t’imprègne de son doux parfum
Sur une rivière de tendresse
Ou tombe une pluie de bisous
Je te souhaite une bonne journée
Belle journée ou soirée
Merci beaucoup mon ami Bernard!
Nice photos, thanks for sharing! Stay in touch!
Now that I am self isolating, I went into emails that I had saved from over a year ago. This is awesome. Hope you are well and holed up happily in your Holler. I’m so glad that when things were chaotic here I at least had the sense to save this. A real lift at this time. Thanks so much for all the beauty you have shared. Eileen
Wonderful! I love creative self nurturance. Take good care my friend and thank you <3