Take only photos; leave only footprints.

Self pic­to­graph

Camera girlBar­bara Swan­son has a lens for each of San Diego’s nat­ur­al worlds.  A coastal res­i­dent with a spe­cial flair for shore­birds, the win­ter and spring months draw her out to the won­ders of the Anza-Bor­rego Desert with its annu­al unfold­ing of wild­flow­ers and sur­pris­ing abun­dance of wildlife.  Her pho­to awards are numer­ous, includ­ing the Peo­ple’s Choice at the Del Mar Expo­si­tion and oth­er juried shows.  Some of her pho­to­graph­ic work can be seen at barbara.photos and gree­n­earth­plan­et.  She is a sci­en­tist by voca­tion.


Camera boy

Pocket Astronomer

The Pock­et Astronomer

Lee McComb has been vis­it­ing San Diego’s back coun­try since the ear­ly 1960s, when he was a cyclist with the Escon­di­do Tour­ing Club.  His favorite aspect of San Diego’s back coun­try is his­to­ry, from the amaz­ing orig­i­nal peo­ples to col­or­ful set­tlers to old roads and trails. His pro­fes­sion­al major is geo­mat­ics, with a minor in astron­o­my; maps and illus­tra­tions appear in many of the posts and pages.


Always stop by an Avery sculp­ture when vis­it­ing Bor­rego Springs!