July 12, 2014
Up on the Old Coast Road.

Up on the Old Coast Road.

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July 12, 2014
A sea otter at Moss Landing.

A sea otter at Moss Landing.

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July 12, 2014
A Great Egret up at Moss Landing, CA.

A Great Egret up at Moss Landing, CA.

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June 28, 2014
Partington Cove.
It still feels so surreal that I live here. We sat out on the rocks, after bouldering around a bit, and watched whales spout and a sea lion swim by and sea otters play in the kelp. Coastal scrub is found next to redwood groves, and hummingbirds buzz right by. My job is to talk to people about nature, get them excited about it, and teach kids of all ages about the natural world. Pinch me. I am still so in awe, and so blessed. I’ve said it before but I just can’t believe it, I didn’t know I could be this happy.

Partington Cove.

It still feels so surreal that I live here. We sat out on the rocks, after bouldering around a bit, and watched whales spout and a sea lion swim by and sea otters play in the kelp. Coastal scrub is found next to redwood groves, and hummingbirds buzz right by. My job is to talk to people about nature, get them excited about it, and teach kids of all ages about the natural world. Pinch me. I am still so in awe, and so blessed. I’ve said it before but I just can’t believe it, I didn’t know I could be this happy.

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June 28, 2014
Exploring at Partington Cove last night.

Exploring at Partington Cove last night.

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June 23, 2014
Big Sur River, Santa Lucia Mountains.

Big Sur River, Santa Lucia Mountains.

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June 23, 2014
Found this California newt yesterday. My first wild newt ever!

Found this California newt yesterday. My first wild newt ever!

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June 21, 2014

I have been living in Big Sur, CA, for about a week and a half now. The first couple days I could see that it was beautiful, and everyone was nice, but the adjustment took a few days. As I started learning about the coast redwood, its ability to rejuvenate, how it grows from a seed the size of an oat; about all the creatures who live here; and as I started getting to explore around a bit, I fell hard. I think this is the happiest I have ever been.

These photos are from the Pine Ridge trail, which starts next to where I live.

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June 10, 2014

Desert spiny lizard, what a beauty.

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June 6, 2014
From my spring break trip to southeastern Arizona. I am finishing up The Fellowship of the Ring tonight, and Tolkien’s descriptions of Lothlorien reminded me of my great affection for the forest surrounding the San Pedro River. It was very special to be among those trees.

From my spring break trip to southeastern Arizona. I am finishing up The Fellowship of the Ring tonight, and Tolkien’s descriptions of Lothlorien reminded me of my great affection for the forest surrounding the San Pedro River. It was very special to be among those trees.

(Source: sarahrogersphoto)