“When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
- Wendell Berry
Nice day to hike, right after we (finally) got some rain this spring. 1) Looking over Leo Carillo from Nicholas Flat in the Santa Monica Mountains. 2) This area was incinerated last year - only the steel remains of this footbridge. 3) Here's a nice stand of hummingbird sage (Salvia spathacea). Beyond you can see the charred trunks of live oaks (Quercus agrafolia I'm assuming) resprouting. Wonder how many of these weakened trees will make it. 4) Bright fragrant blooms on Ceanothus spinosus (greenbark ceanothus), resprouting from its crown after the plant burnt to the ground. Ceanothus will also sprout from seed after fires - their tough seed coats are thinned by fire, allowing rainwater to penetrate and cuing the seed to sprout. 5) Indian paintbrush (Castelleja ssp). Hundreds of paintbrush species live across western north america. They are thought to be hemiparasitic ... they steal some nutrients from other plants below ground and also have chlorophyll and make their own carbs. 6) Vicia americana? It's pea family anyway ... someone feel free to edit my ID. 7) Venegasia, canyon sunflower, a nice one that I can't get to persist more than a couple seasons in the garden. 8) Luscious stand of monkey flowers (Diplacus aurantiacus something). 9) Blue dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum) arranged artistically in front of some BBQ'd fence posts. 10) Some guy getting a sun burn in front of the bizarre volcanic formations above Malibu. 📸 @emikoflanagan 🙏🏼 @a_wandering_ecologist#santamonicamountains#CNPS#takeahike#californianativeplants#botanyisbitchin#leocarillo#nativewildflowers#keepcalookinglikeca#southerncalifornia#malibu
The happiest of birthdays 🎉 to my little man. 3 years ago he changed my life forever, and I can not picture life without him 😊. He is determined, caring, and hilarious, and has such a huge heart ❤️. #Owen#Birthday#leocarillo
You may have heard of the “Cisco Kid” actor Leo Carillo who has a state park named after him, but did you know that he comes from one of LA’s most prominent families? Carillo was born in 1881 in Los Angeles and later moved to Santa Monica where his father, Juan José Carillo, was police chief and served as the city’s first mayor. His great-grandfather, Carlos Antonio Carillo, was governor of Alta California and his great-uncle, José Antonio Carillo, held the post of alcalde of Los Angeles for three terms beginning in 1826. Wait, there’s more, great-great-grandfather was a Spanish soldier that helped colonize Las Californias.
Leo Carillo wasn’t just a popular actor. He served on the California Beach and Parks Commission and was a dedicated conservationist helping to preserve such California landmarks as Hearst Castle and the LA Arboretum. And way before that, he was a cartoonist at the San Francisco Examiner. (Have to give a shoutout to @wikipedia for this one!)
He’s pictured here with Rupert Hughes - novelist, Hollywood legend and uncle of Howard Hughes - and actress Ruth Hussey. Photo courtesy of The Los Angeles Herald Examiner at @lapubliclibrary
Flew to LA this weekend to shoot an engagement session for Chibi + Kokoro's parents 😍 Swipe for photos of the cutest little family I've ever had the pleasure of shooting! More to come! Congratulations, @emwng!!
Tbt one of my favorite surfy mornings in my hazmat suit with the one and only @jessiekb_art, catching some epic shots with her water housing! Jessie is my podcast guest for your weekly dose of Salted Spirit ear candy 🍭, dropping tomorrow! She’s a 3rd year PhD student at UC Santa Cruz, published author, free diver, under water photographer, and so much more. If you want to geek out on marine science and mammals, this episode is for you! Who’s EXCITED?! 😆 #saltedspirit#surf#surfphotography#leocarillo#geekoutonscience#marinemammals
Contrary to what some might think, there’s actually a lot of nature near LA and the plus is that it’s accessible year round. I spent my Presidents’ Day weekend camping in Malibu and hiking Sandstone peak 👍🏻🌳
Sandstone peak is the highest peak in the Santa Monica mountains and is technically in Ventura county. The hike can be anywhere from 3 to 8+ miles depending on what route you take. I highly recommend doing the Mishe Mokwa loop.
Swipe to see this quote come alive on Malibu Beach. “Life is a series of waves to be embraced and overcome.”—Danny Meyer. Photos were taken months ago while filming my music video for the song “Evaporate”. Link to my YouTube in profile. I had a stunt double violin while filming, which I broke at the end of the shoot. You can see that in the video. This was filmed at Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu Cali, one of my favorite places in the world. I first went there when I was 7-years old, and I never saw anything like it. The waves get so high and they crash on the rocks so hard. If you haven’t seen the video “Evaporate,” make sure to see it. The “Evaporate” music video was a winner in the Mediterranean Film Festival and will be screened next month in Siracusa, Sicily. •
• #instamusicians#loveviolin#instaquotesgram#musicvideoproduction#instaviolin#instaviolinist#leocarillo#letsplaymusic#violin 🎻 #🎻 #medff