Soberanes Day 62 – Photos

Here are a couple photos take by Ellen Hrabak Beck as her flight flew over our area:


I love this portrait of a young hotshot from Oregon by Michael Troutman:


By Mike Morales, because we all need a little art in the midst of destruction. Fire Sunrise.


By Michael Troutman taken yesterday


Soberanes Fire Photos, 7/23

I received a lot of photos today, but nobody put more time in my day. Now that it is dark and news has quieted, I can post a few of the ones I think are either great photos, great perspective, or otherwise contribute new information for today’s events. I will simply identify the place and time, if provided, and the photographer. If I don’t include yours, if might be that it is just lost in my inbox, on Twitter, or FB. I get them through so many different methods, it is really hard to keep track. Doesn’t mean I don’t want them or think they are not worthy of posting, it only means I am one person – flawed, busy, and at times, disorganized.

With these images, I bid you good night. I’ll be up and gathering info early, but probably not ready to start posting until 7 when I have a feel for what happened overnight. Love, blessings and healing to all of us and our land.

From Stephen Adair, around 10 pm showing upper Mal Paso Canyon;


From Scott Moffet tonight, taken from Coast RD. Behind Ventana:


By Clayton Scicluna, taken from Post Ranch this afternoon:


From Bruce Dormody at dusk, showing the fire crossing White Rock Ridge into the Garzas.


From Lucas Ryan shot from White Rock Cabins


From Juanita Turner tonight from CV


Jane Goldcamp, CV around 8:45pm


These by Steve Parlato around noon from Pebble Beach Golf Course:


That’s it, I cannot do anymore tonight.

I came across a treasure …

While cleaning out my old office. (I am retired now and no longer need that “office” except for storage.)

The Seniors at Pacific Valley School created this as their “senior project” – 18 years ago. I will always treasure it.


Foto Friday, 4/3

Today, I dug into the archives. I have misplaced my battery charger for my camera. I still have the bowels of my Jeep, behind the seats, where everything ends up, to search, but after that, I give up! If I’ve posted these before, forgive me, I’ve lost track.

I have meant to post these for quite some time, but always seem to get distracted. Jeff Mallory graciously let me tour Emile Normans house quite some time ago, and I always wanted to post these photos taken there. KQED did a lovely documentary of the mans life that I thoroughly enjoyed also. I came  away from both in awe of the man’s genius.







The entire house is a work of art, and Emile did it all. If I can find the link to the documentary, I will post it here. Worth the time to watch it, as his was a fascinating life. 

It’s a Wild Life

Join us Saturday, April 18 and Sunday April 19 2015 for an exclusive screening of
“It’s a Wild Life”
a feature film by Kennan and Karen Ward!

Press inquiries, contact Mike Scutari at

Click here for tickets for April 18th; click here for April 19th.

Yes – this is the film you may have heard of already – one we have been longing to show at the Library with our big screen, and great sound!

Kennan and Karen Ward stayed in Big Sur for many years, mainly at Big Creek, to do this portait and the result is stunning.

Please come and sit back under the redwoods for what will be a truly wild story. (In part told by Feynner Arias!)

In the film we’ll see the remote wilderness where a family of endangered condors raise a chick high in a redwood tree, witness a one-eyed bobcat as she learns new hunting techniques in a struggle to survive…

Experience the beauty of this wild coast with a man who has made this rugged environment his home for thirty years.

Discover the unique and hidden secrets of this wild land we call Big Sur!

“You haven’t seen Big Sur until you have seen this movie.”
US Congressman, Sam Farr, Representing California’s Central Coast (CA-20)

$10-20 suggested donation. Very limited seating!
Please carpool.

You have to make reservation. Without a reservation you will not be granted access.

No need to print out tickets; it will be will call, so just bring your ID.

Bring your own snacks and drinks if you like. We have coffee, tea and our famous Pop Corn.

To learn more about this fantastic film, please visit the film’s Facebook page and