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Lotusland: gardens of treasure

Located near Cold Springs School, Lotusland is a unique 37-acre estate with 16 distinct gardens. The property has a long history dating back to 1882. But it was Madame Ganna Walska who dubbed her estate “Lotusland” in honor of the sacred Indian lotus growing in one of the ponds on the property.

Blue whales, big ships, and communication

blue whales could be seen from all sides of the boat. Besides the ten right in the vicinity, more geyser-like spouts could be seen in the distance. With a creature bigger than the 75 foot catamaran they are easy to spot from a ways off. Up close their breath gives them away as much as their mammoth size.

Santa Barbara Poetry Series 2/10

February 2010 Santa Barbara Poetry Series