Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful
The River Walk in color here
This cute little fox (Urocyon littoralis) is native to the Channel Islands of California. There are six subspecies, and interestingly each are unique to the island it lives on.
The small size of the island fox is an adaptation to the limited resources available in the islands environment. The largest of the subspecies occurs on Santa Catalina Island and the smallest on Santa Cruz Island.
During my visit to Channel Islands, I didn’t see one because I visited Anacapa Island, which is the only island where the fox did not persist because it has no reliable source of fresh water.
A friend of mine who visited another Channel Island, Santa Cruz Island, told me that she saw various foxes during her visit, and that they are so used to humans that they generally get close to them. Isn’t it cool? I would love to see one in front of me, at their natural habitat.
Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure
I usually travel to California every year because I have family there.
One of my favorite cities at the South of the State is Santa Barbara. There are many reasons of my attraction to this wondeful place; one of them is the beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture that characterizes the City.
In one of the travels I made over there, I took a walking tour about Santa Barbara’s architecture that starts at Santa Barbara Public Library. The tour is guided by a member of the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara, and the donation is $10.00 per person .
One of the visits of the tour is the Lobero Theatre, which is the oldest theatre in California and it is considered an architectual jewel as well as a City and State landmark. It was founded in 1873 and rebuilt in 1924.
Do you like it?
The author of this sculpture is Jorge Jimenez Deredia, a Costa Rican architect and sculptor. His work is currently in exhibition at different points in Mexico City’s Downtown, with the general title “A Genesis For Peace”
I will post some other photos of his interesting work.