Finally, long days of sunshine are back and the shorts are out again. Lake Cachuma is half full, or half empty, depending on how you look at it. The land has greened up and my garden is lush with leaves and blossoms. (after how many drought years?)
Getting out in the back country is food for the soul pretty much anytime of the year but for me, this is my favorite and especially now that its thirst is quenched for a bit. The temperature is more moderate, the light a bit softer than full summer and the land is flush with the energy of new beginnings and promise. This is one of the best aspects of SB CA, the trails are a short hop away and much of the time you may find yourself soaking in the healing solitude of wilderness.