Thursday, April 4, 2013

Santa Barbara teaser

It will take me a while to go through the 1500+ photos I took on our recent trip to Santa Barbara—over 600 at Lotusland alone—but here is a preview to whet your appetite. Warning: If you’re a succulent lover and suffer from high blood pressure, take an extra pill before you look at these pictures :-).

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Be sure to click the panoramas to see larger versions with much more detail.

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13 comments:

  1. Wow, wow, wow! And please send some of that glorious sun and blue skies here please!!

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    1. Would love to send you a big dose of sunshine! I just checked your weather, and it still doesn't look like spring :-(

      In the meantime, I'll have more posts from our Santa Barbara trip so you can enjoy spring vicariously.

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  2. Love the big drifts of cactus! We're warming up here finally, but I'm still eager to experience CA spring through your eyes.

    p.s On those really wide pano shots, make the images bigger! 1600 pixels is just not enough if you really want us to see some details.

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    1. Alan, great suggestion. I'll make the panos wider for my main posts. On my laptop they filled the screen but on my desktop they don't.

      The forests of cactus at Lotusland were phenomenal. Only single-minded dedication, lots of space and time, and a large fortune can create a place like that. I'll probably have at least three Lotusland posts (there are 12+ themed gardens on the 35-acre estate).

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  3. Thanks for the warning. I'm sure I'd be having a stroke or cardio event had I not doubled my meds today! Gorgeous shots; looking forward to seeing mor of your trip!

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    1. More coming up:

      4/6 - downtown Santa Barbara
      4/8 - Santa Barbara Zoo
      4/9 - Moreton Bay fig trees in Santa Barbara
      4/11 - Santa Barbara Mission
      4/13 - 4/16 - Lotusland

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  4. Love the shot of that white cactus! Looking forward to more.

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  5. Heaven on earth...can't wait for more. Thanks Gerhard!

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    1. I have to check your blog for posts about Santa Barbara...

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  6. Holy cow looks like a place I need to add to my bucket list! Can't wait for more!

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    1. Candy, Lotusland is made for you. You should swing by there the next time you head south.

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  7. I love the citruses!!! I have lemons and grapfruits in pots, but they are barely twenty centimeters yet. Wonderful place, really!!

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