Where have all Spring & Summer Gone?

Howdy? Where did time go? Its been a while since I left off the hunt for spring wildflowers. Life and work and family and weekend photo outings had preoccupied me.  Some updates.

We went camping in Big Bear, the second week of May.  Driving was a little incline, then we stopped at some view point.

Big Bear-25_stitch-2A

  at 6700 feet elevation, the vista was spectacular!

Summit Trails - A

The ski area was empty – off season and no snow. We did a short hike and discovered a few wildflowers.

Overlook - Casino

This merry month of May, I am a year older. Spent my birthday on Board Catalina Express to the Island of Avalon, very popularly known as Catalina Island. It was a day trip, and this is the highlights rolled into one collage;

Catalina Island Mosaic

Memorial Weekend was an opportune time to back again to nature.  We camped at Lodgepole in the Sequoia National Park.  Unfortunately I was sick so I left early and rested at home

2 photos landscape - John Muir

LOL! – Short extremities!

Ebie between two giants

Wedding bells, June bride… my first wedding photography – childhood sweethearts who lost touch with each other after college, and 50 years later, both are widowed, and found each other. The bride is a cousin.  Both are in their seventies.


Summertime is also about free concerts in the Park. I attended quite a few:

The Beach Boys Tribute Band

Beach Boys Tribute-45A

Don’t Stop Believin’ (DSB) Journey Tribute Band


End of June, I attended the Tejon Ranch Conservancy on a limited number of people to an auto tour of the whole property, visiting 4 eco-regions in one day. These are the highlights.

The Lake

Tejon Ranch -Lake

The property

Tejon Ranch Tour B

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

Joshua Trees

Joshua Trees

The Pronghorn was a surprise

Pronghorn B

I am not done with my adventures in June, July and August. We went to the Eastern Sierras, Redwood National Park. More foliage trips in the next two months. Stay tuned! I hope I did not miss anything.

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14 Responses to Where have all Spring & Summer Gone?

  1. Arlene says:

    Happy for you mommy for rolling 2 seasons into one. I envy you. I have few trips that is almost one year na and i havent shared it. I often thought id make a summary of it – not the daily post on the malaysia trip pero di ko pa rin magawa. one year na next month. ung vietnam and cambodia trip ko nag one year this week. so much to do. such little time we have.

    Good luck to more trip for you! ubana ko sa sunod puhon.

  2. I check in with you on FB once in a while, but don’t always remember to go there. You had a busy summer and a beautiful one. Very cool collages and really neat that you got to go on that almost private ranch trip. You made a beautiful wedding picture for your cousin!

  3. Sylvia says:

    It does look and sound as though you’ve had a busy, but fun summer!! Thanks as always for sharing these with us, Ebie!! Marvelous captures! I love Sequoia and Catalina!! Looking forward to more pics! Hope you have a great week!

  4. Photo Cache says:

    you had a busy spring and summer, no wonder blogging had taken a back seat. hope all’s well. and that you continue to have time to share with us your adventures.

  5. Karen says:

    Wonderful series of shots Ebie. Sounds like you had a great summer.

  6. Barb says:

    Ebie, It’s been a long time since you posted! Glad to see your wonderful photo essay of your travels. The view from Big Bear is spectacular, and I love the mosaic of Catalina Island.

  7. Eileen says:

    Hello Ebie, sounds like you have been busy and having fun! The daytrip to Catalina Island looks like fun! I love the cute Burrowing Owl and the pronghorn. Lovely scenic shots. Have a happy week!

  8. Jenn says:

    Sometimes real life just takes over our blogging world. Happens to me all the time. I’ve so much backlog, I’ll probably end up 1 year late in my posts soon. :) Enjoyed your adventures. Take care.

  9. Indrani says:

    Terrific captures! You have a wonderful variety for us today. As I kept scrolling down I was unable to decide which was the best.

  10. Hi Ebie!

    It sounds like you’ve had a busy and fun summer–just the way it should be! I loved your cousin’s love story –that is so sweet–best wishes to them!

  11. Andrea says:

    Oh yes Ebie, you were out for a long time, been missing your posts. But here as usual they are awesome, i smiled at that ‘short extremities’ shot, but i laughed at the wedding at their seventys! I guess it is now common, as even here i know of 3 cases like that. The bride doesn’t look her age though.

    Happy blogging again! You should see my two posts about the New 7 Wonders of the World, the Underground River posted previous to this in two parts.

  12. betchai says:

    you really are one busy camper, Ebie, and so much beautiful memories to live you by.

  13. Arti says:

    You have had quite a fabulous time of it all! The pictures are really beautiful, I especially love the one clicked from the cliffs what with the clear weather and the azure blue waters!!
    Have a nice week Ebie :)

  14. Arti says:

    Hello Ebie,
    I hope you are doing well! Looking forward to more posts from you :)

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