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Red Rock Canyon Park . photos by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 1 August 2019; published on 3 November 2019

  • PHOTOS BY ALICE

Dear Ones,

Here are a few photos taken in Red Rock Canyon Park, Santa Monica Mountains, California …

PHOTOS BY ALICE

Image: “Red Rock Canyon Park, MRCA, Santa Monica Mountains, CA 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Rock Canyon Park, MRCA, Santa Monica Mountains, CA 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Rock Canyon Park, MRCA, Santa Monica Mountains, CA 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Rock Canyon Park, MRCA, Santa Monica Mountains, CA 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Rock Canyon Park, MRCA, Santa Monica Mountains, CA 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Rock Canyon Park, MRCA, Santa Monica Mountains, CA 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Rock Canyon Park, MRCA, Santa Monica Mountains, CA 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Rock Canyon Park, MRCA, Santa Monica Mountains, CA 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Rock Canyon Park, MRCA, Santa Monica Mountains, CA 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Rock Canyon Park, MRCA, Santa Monica Mountains, CA 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Rock Canyon Park, MRCA, Santa Monica Mountains, CA 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Red Rock Canyon Park, MRCA, Santa Monica Mountains, CA 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Santa Monica Mountains 1 . photos by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 7 August 2019; published on 10 October 2019

Link: “Santa Monica Mountains 1,” photos by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 7 August 2019; published on 10 October 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-erm ..

  • PIONEER RANCH GHOST STORY 1: PHOTOS

Dear Ones,

Here are some photos I took on a walk in the Santa Monica Mountains on 7 August 2019 …

PIONEER RANCH GHOST STORY 1: PHOTOS

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains Forest, Los Angeles County, CA: Forest 1,” imaged and effected as black and white by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains Forest, Los Angeles County, CA: Forest 1,” imaged and effected as black and white by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains Forest, Los Angeles County, CA: Forest 2,” imaged and effected as black and white by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains Forest, Los Angeles County, CA: Forest 2,” imaged and effected as black and white by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains Forest, Los Angeles County, CA: Forest 3,” imaged and effected as black and white by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains Forest, Los Angeles County, CA: Forest 3,” imaged and effected as black and white by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains Forest, Los Angeles County, CA: Forest 4,” imaged and effected as black and white by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains Forest, Los Angeles County, CA: Forest 4,” imaged and effected as black and white by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains Forest, Los Angeles County, CA: Forest 5,” imaged and effected as black and white by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains Forest, Los Angeles County, CA: Forest 5,” imaged and effected as black and white by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains Forest, Los Angeles County, CA: Forest 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains Forest, Los Angeles County, CA: Forest 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

This video taken on the same day features the above photos … Link: Pioneer Ranch Ghost Stories: A Series, channeled by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 7 August 2019; published on 11 September 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-eaU … Search for: Pioneer Ranch Ghost Story 1

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Except where otherwise noted, “Awakening with Planet Earth” by Alice B. Clagett … https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) … https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ ..

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Alice’s Perilous Tales: The Man with the Serrated Scimitar . by Alice B. Clagett

Happened on 13 June 2019; published on 4 October 2019
Previously titled: The Man with the Serrated Scimitar . a story by Alice B. Clagett
Location: Nicholas Flat Trail, Santa Monica Mountains, California

  • ALICE’S PERILOUS TALES: THE MAN WITH THE SERRATED SCIMITAR
  • MORE INFORMATION

Dear Ones,

ALICE’S PERILOUS TALES: THE MAN WITH THE SERRATED SCIMITAR

On 13 June 2019 I parked my car at the trailhead at the end of Decker School Road in northwestern Leo Carrillo State Park in the Santa Monica Mountains, California, and began a walk along Nicholas Flat Trail, which leads to Nicholas Pond and then down to the Pacific Ocean, had one a yen to walk that far. The thing I remember most vividly about that walk was this …

I parked my car at the trailhead and began walking along the trail. There was a gentle rise to my left, and a gentle descent into a dry stream bed to my right. It looked to me as if the terrain had been burned over during the great Woolsey Fire that began in early November 2018, and burned about 100,000 acres of land in the Santa Monica Mountains …

Link: “2018 Woolsey Fire,” at National Park Service … https://www.nps.gov/samo/learn/management/2018-woolsey-fire.htm ..

I heard two men conversing from down the trail in the southerly direction I was heading; from the sound of their voices, they were heading toward me.

I was carrying my camcorder and dawdling along the trail as I took photos of the landscape and plants along the way.

Pretty soon I saw two young men, maybe in their late 20s or early 30s, coming toward me along the trail. They were strangers to me, walking side by side, and taking up the width of the narrow trail. One was a little taller, maybe nearly 6 feet tall, spare and lean. The other was maybe three inches shorter and a little more muscular; he was an athletic weight for his age.

The shorter man, who approached along the left edge of the trail, was carrying in his right hand a curved scimitar that looked about like this 25 inch stainless steel blade …

Image: “Personalized Scimitar Swords Set with Custom Engraved Text” … https://i.etsystatic.com/16516687/r/il/d98d5f/1885968716/il_794xN.1885968716_efu2.jpg ..

… except that, as I recall with puzzlement, part of the top edge of the scimitar was serrated.

I stepped to the left-hand side of the trail, which was higher and, I felt, more defensible. From that slightly higher elevation I faced the trail. In my left hand was my camcorder.

The man with the scimitar sized me up as he approached, swinging his two-foot steel blade lazily back and forth as he walked. Then his glance fell upon my camcorder, and his energy field contracted slightly.

He said to me: Is that a camera?

I said: Yes.

As the two men drew abreast of me, the hairs of my left leg, which was a foot beyond the left side of the trail, sensed a change in the breeze as the scimitar swung past my lower body. Then the men walked by.

As I waited, I heard them reach their car. Then two car doors slammed. As I looked up, their cars drove back up Decker School Road.

As I began walking farther along the trail, a vision came to me on the astral plane which seemed to me to be the daydream of the scimitar-carrying man. In the dream, the two men were walking together in the southerly direction I had been heading.

They came to terrain that was flatter and more open. A young man was there, standing all alone; it seemed to me he importuned them sexually. In the dream, the man with the scimitar gathered his strength and will to slay the stranger. Then suddenly, the vision vanished.

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Aside from this encounter with the two men, it was a very pleasant outing. I was pleased to find hundreds of tiny California toads hopping through the wetlands around Nicholas Pond. This is indeed a rare sight in Southern California, most likely occasioned, I thought, by the greater than average rainfall last winter.

The pond, too, was more full of water than I had ever seen it before, in my many years of wandering the Santa Monica Mountains.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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MORE INFORMATION

Here are photos from the hike on the day described in the story … Link: “Nicholas Flat Trail,” photos by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 13 June 2019; published on 3 October 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-env ..

Many of these photos are featured in this video … Link: “Nicholas Flat Trail and the Music of Chris Zabriskie,” compiled by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 13 June 2019; published on 3 October 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-eno ..

Link: “Trail of the Month ~~ May 2013: Nicholas Flat” … https://smmtc.org/trailofthemonth/trail_of_the_month_201305_Nicholas_Flat.php ..

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Nicholas Flat Trail and the Music of Chris Zabriskie . compiled by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 13 June 2019; published on 3 October 2019
Location: Nicholas Flat Trail and Nicholas Pond, Santa Monica Mountains, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Credits
  • MORE INFORMATION

Dear Ones,

Here is a musical collaboration featuring scenes from Nicholas Flat Trail, Santa Monica Mountains, California, and the music of Chris Zabriskie. As there are no words, the Summary that follows the video contains only Credits …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Credits

“Nicholas Flat Trail and the Music of Chris Zabriskie”
Starring Role: California Toad
Imaged and Compiled by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0
Music: “Cylinder 4,” from the album “Cylinders” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0
Location: Nicholas Flat Trail and Nicholas Pond, Santa Monica Mountains, CA

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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MORE INFORMATION

The photos in this video are among those shown here … Link: “Nicholas Flat Trail,” photos by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 13 June 2019; published on 3 October 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-env ..

Here is a description of the trail …

Link: “Trail of the Month ~~ May 2013: Nicholas Flat” … https://smmtc.org/trailofthemonth/trail_of_the_month_201305_Nicholas_Flat.php ..

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Santa Monica Mountains 3 . photos by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 7 August 2019; published on 11 September 2019
Previously titled: Santa Monica Mountains 2

Dear Ones,

Here are nature photos from the Santa Monica Mountains …

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 12,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 12,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 13,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 13,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 14,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains 14,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Here is a musical collaboration from the same day, and which uses these photos … Link: “Pioneer Ranch Ghost Stories: A Series,” channeled by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 7 August 2019; published on 11 September 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-eaU ..

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Circle X Ranch in Summer . photos by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 10 September 2019

Dear Ones,

Here are nature photos from Circle X Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains, in the Los Angeles area. The photos were taken in the summer of 2019 …

Image: “Circle X Ranch 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 8,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 12,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 12,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 13,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 13,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 14,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 14,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 15,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 15,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 16,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 16,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 17,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 17,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 18,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 18,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 19,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 19,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 20,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 20,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 21,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 21,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 22,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 22,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 23,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 23,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 24,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Circle X Ranch 24,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

This musical collaboration contains most of the above photos … Link: “Circle X Ranch and the Music of Chris Zabriskie,” compiled by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 10 September 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-ea9 ..

These blogs were filmed on the same day …

Link: “Virtual Reality Psychosis,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 15 August 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-dZ6 ..

Link: “Lustful Thoughts,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 10 September 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-e9Y ..

Link: “Blue Pacific,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 10 September 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-e9N ..

Link: “For Children: Ork in the Lowlands,” channeled by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 13 August 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-dX0 ..

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Except where otherwise noted, “Awakening with Planet Earth” by Alice B. Clagett … https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) … https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ ..

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Circle X Ranch and the Music of Chris Zabriskie . compiled by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 10 September 2019

  • VIDEO BY ALICE

Dear Ones,

Here is a musical collaboration featuring summer nature photos from Circle X Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains, and “Prelude 17” from the album “Preludes” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0. Imaged and compiled by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0.

As there are no words, there is no Summary …

VIDEO BY ALICE

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

The images from the video, along with a few other images taken the same day, are here … Link: “Circle X Ranch in Summer,” photos by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 10 September 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-eac ..

These blogs were filmed on the same day …

Link: “Circle X Ranch in Summer,” photos by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 10 September 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-eac ..

Link: “Virtual Reality Psychosis,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 15 August 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-dZ6 ..

Link: “Lustful Thoughts,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 10 September 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-e9Y ..

Link: “Blue Pacific,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 10 September 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-e9N ..

Link: “For Children: Ork in the Lowlands,” channeled by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 13 August 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-dX0 ..

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Except where otherwise noted, “Awakening with Planet Earth” by Alice B. Clagett … https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) … https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ ..

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Blue Pacific . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 10 September 2019

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Here is a short video with a panoramic view of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

This is a section of the Santa Monica Mountains Backbone Trail here …

Image: “Blue Pacific 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Santa Monica Backbone Trail view.

Image: “Blue Pacific 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Santa Monica Backbone Trail view.

It is right spectacular …

Image: “Blue Pacific 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Santa Monica Backbone Trail view.

Image: “Blue Pacific 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Santa Monica Backbone Trail view.

Over this way, off in the distance, you can see the blue Pacific …

Image: “Blue Pacific 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Santa Monica Backbone Trail view.

Image: “Blue Pacific 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Santa Monica Backbone Trail view.

There you go, blue Pacific …

Image: “Blue Pacific 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Santa Monica Backbone Trail view.

Image: “Blue Pacific 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 9 August 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: Santa Monica Backbone Trail view.

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

These blogs were filmed on the same day …

Link: “Circle X Ranch in Summer,” photos by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 10 September 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-eac ..

Link: “Circle X Ranch and the Music of Chris Zabriskie,” compiled by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 10 September 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-ea9 ..

Link: “Virtual Reality Psychosis,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 15 August 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-dZ6 ..

Link: “Lustful Thoughts,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 10 September 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-e9Y ..

Link: “For Children: Ork in the Lowlands,” channeled by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 9 August 2019; published on 13 August 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-dX0 ..

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Except where otherwise noted, “Awakening with Planet Earth” by Alice B. Clagett … https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) … https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ ..

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Santa Monica Mountains 2 . photos by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 13 June 2016; published on 23 August 2019
Previously titled: Santa Monica Mountains

Dear Ones,

Here are photos taken in the Santa Monica Mountains, California, in June 2016 …

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 1: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 1: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 2: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 2: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 3: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 3: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 4: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 4: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 5: Bindweed,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 5: Bindweed,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 6: Large-Flowered Phacelia,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 6: Large-Flowered Phacelia,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 7: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 7: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 8: Cliff Aster,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 8: Cliff Aster,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 9: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 9: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 10: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 10: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 11,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 12: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 12: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 13: Yucca,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 13: Yucca,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 14: California Buckwheat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 14: California Buckwheat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 15: Indian Pink,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 15: Indian Pink,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 16: Indian Pink,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 16: Indian Pink,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 17: California Everlasting,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 17: California Everlasting,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 18: Mountain Path,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 18: Mountain Path,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 19: Sticky Monkey Flower,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 19: Sticky Monkey Flower,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 20: Heartleaf Penstemon,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 20: Heartleaf Penstemon,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 21: Dry Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 21: Dry Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 22: Cliff Aster,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 22: Cliff Aster,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 23: Bindweed,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 23: Bindweed,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 24: California Buckwheat and Cliff Aster,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 24: California Buckwheat and Cliff Aster,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 25: Dry Grass,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 25: Dry Grass,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 26: Indian Pink,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 26: Indian Pink,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 27: Manzanita,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 27: Manzanita,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 28,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 28,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 29: California Buckwheat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 29: California Buckwheat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 30: California Everlasting,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 30: California Everlasting,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 31: Cliff Aster,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 31: Cliff Aster,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 32: Dry Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 32: Dry Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 33: Laurel Sumac,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 33: Laurel Sumac,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 34,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 34,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 35: Heartleaf Penstemon,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 35: Heartleaf Penstemon,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 36: Tarweed,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 36: Tarweed,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 37: Mountain Path,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Monica Mountains, California 37: Mountain Path,” by Alice B. Clagett, 13 June 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

This musical collaboration includes some of the above photos … Link: “Poised on the Brink of Eternity,” compiled by Alice B. Clagett, featuring the music of Chris Zabriskie, filmed on 13 June 2016; published on 23 June 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-5Ie ..

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Santa Monica Mountains . photos by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 12 July 2019; published on 11 August 2019
Location: Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California

Dear Ones,

Here are nature photos taken in July 2019 on Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California …

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 2: Bladderpod,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 2: Bladderpod,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, Point Mugu State Park 4: View of the Pacific Ocean from Ray Miller Backbone Trail,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, Point Mugu State Park 4: View of the Pacific Ocean from Ray Miller Backbone Trail,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 6: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 6: Plummer’s Mariposa Lily,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Point Mugu State Park 8: Bush Mallow, Malacothamnus fasciculatus,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, Point Mugu State Park 8: Bush Mallow, Malacothamnus fasciculatus,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 10: Bush Mallow,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 10: Bush Mallow,” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 11: Sycamore (Platanus racemose),” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California 11: Sycamore (Platanus racemose),” by Alice B. Clagett, 12 July 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Some of these photos are in this video … Link: “Benedicto Benedicatur,” a prayer by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 12 July 2019; published on 16 July 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-dD4 ..

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A Children’s Story: Rye Grass . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 12 July 2019; published on 11 August 2019
Location: Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones

Here is a video about wild rye grass. The location is Ray Miller Trail, La Jolla Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, California. There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Rye grass loves to talk. Can you hear it? Sometimes I am walking up the trail, and I hear something. I think maybe there is an animal scurrying around, and I look, and it is the rye grass talking, just like today. Here it goes over here too, talking …

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Diamond Rainbow Light . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 27 April 2019; published on 20 June 2019

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Photos by Alice

Dear Ones,

Here is a very brief film showing an unusual rainbow form of Incoming Light on Lower Stunt Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains on 27 April 2019. As there are no words, there are only photos in the Summary …

VIDEO BY ALICE

This film was made on the same day … Link: “Elothiel,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 27 April 2019; published on 28 April 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-cvw ..

SUMMARY BY ALICE

Photos by Alice

Image: “Diamond Rainbow Light 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Diamond Rainbow Light 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Diamond Rainbow Light 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Diamond Rainbow Light 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Diamond Rainbow Light 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Diamond Rainbow Light 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Diamond Rainbow Light 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Diamond Rainbow Light 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

These photos were not in the video, but were taken on the same day …

Image: “Diamond Rainbow Light 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Diamond Rainbow Light 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Diamond Rainbow Light 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Diamond Rainbow Light 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Elothiel . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 27 April 2019; published on 28 April 2019
Location: Cold Creek Preserve, Calabasas, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Here is a film about nature spirits of the forest. The film was made in a riparian forest setting at Cold Creek Preserve, Calabasas, California. There is a very brief Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

‘Tis I, Elothiel!

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Farewell!

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

This film was made on the same day … Link: “Rainbow Light,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 27 April 2019; published on 20 June 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-djX ..

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The Music of Chris Zabriskie and 2019 Spring Equinox, Point Mugu State Park . imaged and compiled by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 20 March 2019; published on 17 April 2019
Location: Sycamore Canyon Ridge Trail, Point Mugu State Park, Santa Monica Mountains, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Credits

Dear Ones,

This musical collaboration features the music of Chris Zabriski and images from Point Mugu State Park taken at the 2019 Spring Equinox. As there are no words, the Summary includes only the Credits …

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Credits
“Musical Collaboration: The Music of Chris Zabriskie and 2019 Spring Equinox, Point Mugu State Park”
Imaged and Compiled by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0
Featuring “Prelude No. 11” from the album “Preludes” by Chris Zabriskie, CC BY 4.0
Location: Sycamore Canyon Ridge Trail, Point Mugu State Park, Santa Monica Mountains, California

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

The photos in the video are here … Link: “2019 Spring Equinox: Point Mugu State Park ,” photos by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 20 March 2019; published on 17 April 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-d5r ..

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Woolsey 3. Woolsey Fire Aftermath, 22 November 2018 . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 22 November 2018; published on 11 December 2018; updated on 12 December 2018

Dear Ones,

Here are photos of a car trip I took on 22 November 2018, just after the Woolsey Canyon Fire of 8-21 November 2018. It was an unsettling and unhappy experience for me, as you may imagine. The first two photos were taken near my home, and the rest on a trip through the Santa Monica Mountains …

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 1: San Fernando Valley,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 1: San Fernando Valley, by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 2: San Fernando Valley, Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 2: San Fernando Valley, by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 3: Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 3: Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 4: Acorn Woodpecker, Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0A 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 4: Acorn Woodpecker, Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 5: Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 5: Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 6: Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 6: Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 7: Utility Wires, Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 7: Utility Wires, Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 8: Alice’s Shadow with Utility Wires, Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 8: Alice’s Shadow with Utility Wires, Rocky Oaks Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 9: Point Dume Beach Parking Lot,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 9: Point Dume Beach Parking Lot,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 10: Point Dume Beach Parking Lot,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 10: Point Dume Beach Parking Lot,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 11: Point Dume Cliff,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 11: Point Dume Cliff,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 12: Abronia umbellata, Pink sand verbena, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 12: Abronia umbellata, Pink sand verbena, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 13, Point Dume Parking Lot: Alice’s Shadow,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 13 Point Dume Parking Lot: Alice’s Shadow,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 14: Sand, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 14: Sand, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 15: Kelp, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 15: Kelp, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 16: Kelp, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 16: Kelp, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 17: Kelp, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 17: Kelp, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 18: Eschscholzia caespitos, Collarless California Poppy, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 18: Eschscholzia caespitos, Collarless California Poppy, Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 19: Oak Trees, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 19: Oak Trees, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 20: Lobo Canyon Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 20: Lobo Canyon Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 21:  Lobo Canyon Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 21: Lobo Canyon Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 22: Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 22: Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 23: Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 23: Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 24: Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 24: Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 25: Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 25: Point Dume Beach,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 26: Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 26: Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 27: Oak Trees, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 27: Oak Trees, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 28: Tunnel 2, Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 28: Tunnel 2, Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 29: Tunnel 2, Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 29: Tunnel 2, Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 30: Tunnel 2, Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 30: Tunnel 2, Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 31,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0 Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 31: Tunnel 2, Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath 31: Tunnel 2, Kanan Road, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 22 November 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

In addition to the above photos, I did a video on my local youtube channel …

Video: “Woolsey Fire Aftermath, 22 November 2018,” by Alice B. Clagett, 11 December 2018 … https://youtu.be/NpkQQlrxuJY ..

I wish the best for all of us in this time of healing for the City of the Angels.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Musical Collaboration: Music of Drake Stafford and Scenes on a Trail before Halloween . compiled by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 16 October 2018; published on 7 November 2018
Full title: Musical Collaboration: Music of Drake Stafford and Scenes on a Trail before Halloween . Imaged and Compiled by Alice B. Clagett
Location: Mulholland Drive, Santa Monica Mountains, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Credits

Dear Ones,

Here is a fun musical collaboration: “Music of Drake Stafford and Scenes on a Trail before Halloween.” As there are no words in the video, the Summary contains only the Credits …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Credits
“Musical Collaboration: Music of Drake Stafford and Scenes on a Trail before Halloween . Imaged and Compiled by Alice B. Clagett”
Music: “Assignment 1” from the Album “Collection VII” by Drake Stafford, CC BY 4.0
Imaged and Compiled by Alice B. Clagett, CC BY-SA 4.0
Location: Mulholland Drive, Santa Monica Mountains, California

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

The photos from the video are here … Link: “Scenes on a Trail before Halloween,” photos by Alice B. Clagett, imaged on 16 October 2018; published on 9 May 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-i0U ..
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Invocation: Archangels Three! . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 21 February 2018

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • “Invocation: Archangels Three!” Channeled by Alice B. Clagett, Soundtrack and Words

Dear Ones,

Here is a new version of the Archangels Three Invocation. There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Image: “Incoming Light: Archangelic Light 1 – Mishe Mokwa Trail, Circle X Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 16 February 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Incoming Light: Archangelic Light 1 – Mishe Mokwa Trail, Circle X Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 16 February 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

. . . . .

“Invocation: Archangels Three!”
Channeled by Alice B. Clagett
Soundtrack and Words
21 February 2018

Gabriel, Raphael, Mikael,
Archangels Three!
Protect my person
And my property!

 

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Image: “Incoming Light: Archangelic Light 2 – Mishe Mokwa Trail, Circle X Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 16 February 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Incoming Light: Archangelic Light 2 – Mishe Mokwa Trail, Circle X Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains,” by Alice B. Clagett, 16 February 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Raven and Songbird Duet . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 7 June 2016; published on 23 June 2016

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Raven and Songbird Duet, Soundtrack

Dear Ones,

I was walking in the Santa Monica Mountains in early June 2016, and I came across a raven and a songbird improvising a duet. The raven provided a percussion beat, and a few songbirds provided the melody.

As you may know, ravens can make many different sounds; this raven gave a virtuoso performance, and the songbird’s sound was quite beautiful as well. Here’s the video, and beneath it is the sound track of the full song.

There is a Summary after the video; but as there are no words in the video, the Summary contains only a soundtrack.

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Raven and Songbird Duet
Soundtrack

 

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I Am of the Stars
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Wildflowers: Farewell to Spring . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 5 May 2016; published on 22 May 2016

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

These are the flowers that bloom in the Santa Monica Mountains as Spring is ending. There is a Summary after this very brief video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

[Shows lilac-pink colored flowers beside a dirt road.] This is Farewell to Spring, one of the Clarkias. Wow! Small breeze.

Image: “Farewell to Spring 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Farewell to Spring 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Farewell to Spring 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Farewell to Spring 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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I Am of the Stars
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Hunting for the Common Crane Fly, and The Time of the Falling Grasses . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 19 April 2016; published on 18 May 2016
Location: Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Common Crane Fly (Tipula planicornis), Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, Spring 2016
  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • The Time of the Falling Grasses, Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, Spring 2016
    • Golden Stars

Dear Ones,

These are two nature videos taken at Reagan Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains, 19 April 2016. There are Summaries after the videos. The first video has no words; and the second has just a few …

VIDEO BY ALICE
Filmed on 19 April 2016; published on 18 May 2016

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Common Crane Fly (Tipula planicornis), Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, Spring 2016

Image: “Habitat of Common Crane Fly (‘Tipula planicornis’),” Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, 19 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Habitat of Common Crane Fly (‘Tipula planicornis’),” Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, 19 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Common Crane Fly (‘Tipula planicornis’),” Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Monica Mountains, 19 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Common Crane Fly (‘Tipula planicornis’),” Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Monica Mountains, 19 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

VIDEO BY ALICE
Filmed on 19 April 2016; published on 18 May 2016

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

The Time of the Falling Grasses, Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, Spring 2016

Oh, here I am; and it is the time of the falling grasses (or maybe wild oats?). Look at this, everywhere falling …

Image: “Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Oats, Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Oats, Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Proudly standing only a week or so ago. Soon they will be all golden.

Golden Stars

Image: “Golden Stars 1,” Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Golden Stars 1,” Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Golden Stars 2,” Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Golden Stars 2,” Reagan Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 19 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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I Am of the Stars
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Purifying the Waters of Greater Los Angeles . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 6 April 2016; published on 20 April 2016
Location: Michael D. Antonovich Regional Park at Joughin Ranch, 16100 Browns Canyon Road, Chatsworth, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION

Dear Ones,

There is a lightly edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I am here in one of the many Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) lands, and I see this spill … not too big of a spill …

Image: “Michael D. Antonovich Regional Park at Joughin Ranch, 16100 Browns Canyon Road, Chatsworth, California 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Michael D. Antonovich Regional Park at Joughin Ranch, 16100 Browns Canyon Road, Chatsworth, California 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… that goes down through a parking lot area. It is just very peculiar; it looks to me as if it has oil in it. Now there are naturally occurring tar seeps here in the Santa Monica Mountains. I have just never seen anything exactly like this; and I just cannot figure it out. I must admit my curiosity is aroused. I am standing in the parking lot, here in the Conservancy lands; and I have to admit I have a funny feeling about this place …

Image: “Michael D. Antonovich Regional Park at Joughin Ranch, 16100 Browns Canyon Road, Chatsworth, California 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Michael D. Antonovich Regional Park at Joughin Ranch, 16100 Browns Canyon Road, Chatsworth, California 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and I cannot quite figure it out. There is a hiking trail that goes up along here … See? Up the mountain … I am not sure where …

Image: “Michael D. Antonovich Regional Park at Joughin Ranch, 16100 Browns Canyon Road, Chatsworth, California 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Michael D. Antonovich Regional Park at Joughin Ranch, 16100 Browns Canyon Road, Chatsworth, California 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And then over here, there are these abrupt cliffs. It looks like they are crumbling abruptly, in a riparian area which is very beautiful. And there is this strange jumble of land, like there is a fault line, or unstable earth here …

Image: “Michael D. Antonovich Regional Park at Joughin Ranch, 16100 Browns Canyon Road, Chatsworth, California 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Michael D. Antonovich Regional Park at Joughin Ranch, 16100 Browns Canyon Road, Chatsworth, California 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 April 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

The land is obviously tumbling down, right? Usually there is a fault line when that happens.

I just have a feeling here, that there is something that needs adjustment. There is something about the natural order here, that could benefit from a clearing or cleansing. I think what I will do is: Go up to Mount Shasta, and get some bottles of snow … pure, white, diamond Light snow from up there, which is well cared for by one of the Ascension workers, Sandra Walter … http://www.sandrawalter.com/

I am going to go to Mount Shasta … I think it is ok … and just get some jars of snow or snow melt … and then have a little ceremony in places like this, in the Los Angeles area, where I see there is something that needs fixing … that the land is not settled, or is sad, or somehow denser than the rest of the land … as in the case of that Rocketdyne nuclear spill or leak that happened in the 1960s in the Santa Susana Mountains …

Link: “Santa Susana Field Laboratory,” in Wikipedia …   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Susana_Field_Laboratory#History ..

… , around those areas where the runoff is from that.

I would like to bring some of the Mount Shasta water down to Los Angeles, and pour it into those places where the waters are that need to fractalize differently. I think what will happen is that, immediately the waters that are there will take on that brilliant, white Light from Mount Shasta. That is what I am going to do; I am going to make a project of it, in the coming months, and see what can be done for the waters of the Greater Los Angeles Area.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with ceremony and water blessings, there is the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto …

Video: “Dr Masaru Emoto Hado Water Crystals Full Documentary,” by Michel Sunshine, 28 July 2012 … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDW9Lqj8hmc ..

… who did studies on the nature of water in various places, and found, under the microscope, that the water molecules had different structures. So it is possible for water to take on different frequencies … very easily, in fact … when it is exposed to different kinds of environments and different emotional moods, for instance, in human beings.

We have the ability to transform the waters of Earth. And water from a beautiful, sacred place, such as Mount Shasta, is one good example of a place on Earth that is so high, that it can bring renewed life to all the areas that are desolate through the unthinking destruction of the ecosystem for the sake of … dare I say it?! … short-sighted greed. [laughs]

You all, take care, until next time. And let us think, together, what we can do to lengthen the observation point of most people, from the needs of the present, to the future of humankind and of Earth; things like this, small things … things that really do not cost much of anything.

We can do that just by our intention. We do not have to go to Mount Shasta; we can just do it. We can just sit here, in this place, and bless this land. And that would do it.

Until next time … [Waves goodbye]

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Link: “Michael D. Antonovich Regional Park at Joughin Ranch” … https://mrca.ca.gov/parks/park-listing/michael-d-antonovich-regional-park-at-joughin-ranch/ ..

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Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains – Spring Equinox 2016 . by Alice B. Clagett *

Filmed on 20 March 2016; published on 15 April 2016

Words of Warning   .   Poison Oak   .  California Native Mustards   .   Black Sage   .   California (Coastal) Sagebrush … Cowboy Cologne   .   Chamise (Greasewood)

Wild Cucumber  .   Munits Cave   .   Purple (Deadly) Nightshade   .   White Nightshade (Solanum douglasii)   .  Filaree (Stork’s-Bill) 

Fiddlenecks   .   Horehound   .   Buckwheat   .   Prickly Pear   .   Western Scrub Jay (Island Scrub Jay)   .   Bush Sunflower (California Encelia)   .   Laurel Sumac   .   Purple Sage

White Sage   .   Semi-Riparian Zone  .   California Mugwort   .   Deerweed   .   Oak Woodland   .
Coastal Live Oak   .   California Sycamore   .   Woodland Trail   .   Arroyo Willow?

Mule Fat   .   Black Mustard   .   Various Habitats   .   The San Fernando Valley in the Time of the Conquistadores   .   Wild Hyacinth (Blue Dick)   .   Monarch Butterfly

About the Spirits of Trees   .   Eucrypta (Hideseeds)   .   More California Native Mustards   .   California (Mexican) Elderberry   .   Cheeseweed (a Mallow)   .   Live Oats 


Dear Ones,

This is a video about wild plants of the Santa Monica Mountains that was taken on 20 March 2016, the day of the 2016 Spring Equinox, in the Santa Monica Mountains …

There is an edited Summary after the video. The Summary includes many images found in the video, and a few not found there …

VIDEO BY ALICE         top

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO         top

Words of Warning         top
Please do not take my word as to whether these wild plants are edible … In many cases, I just heard it from other naturalists. Do your research, make sure you have identified a plant accurately, make sure most folks agree that it is edible, and then if you are sampling for the first time, try just a tiny bit, and wait a day to see if you have any reaction. Any iteration of this blog must include this warning. –Alice B. Clagett

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

We are going for a botanical walk in the Santa Monica Mountains today. We will see what we find here, on this beautiful Spring day.


Poison Oak         top

Here we have a beautiful Spring bloom of poison oak. So for those that are allergic to it, here is what it looks like, with berries …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 1: Poison Oak Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 1: Poison Oak Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Pretty, is it not? Poison oak is a relative of poison ivy, which is on the East Coast. But poison oak grows into a bush, and poison ivy is a climbing vine that climbs up the East Coast.

While most Caucasian people seem to be allergic to poison oak and poison ivy, the Native Americans had a number of uses for it, including using the pliable stems of the poison oak …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 2: Poison Oak Vines,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 2: Poison Oak Vines,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… as basket weaving materials.

This is poison oak, growing in a tremendous amount, all along here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 3: Poison Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 3: Poison Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

You have to be very careful, on this trail, not to hit the poison oak!

Poison Oak: Native American uses … Link: “Native American Uses,” in Cal Poly Land … 
http://polyland.calpoly.edu/topics/florafauna/studentsites/2004b/native.html ..

Link: “Toxicodendron diversilobum,” in Wikipedia …   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxicodendron_diversilobum ..


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I am pretty sure that this is a California native mustard here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 4: California Native Mustard,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 4: California Native Mustard,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

They grow singly; not like the ones introduced by the Padres. They grow singly, and in odd ecological niches. Ups, here is another one over here … where is it? … right over here is another one. And oh, I see some more … yes, some more, just coming up, So under this native coastal live oak tree here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 5: Coastal Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 5: Coastal Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… there are a number of them. It is a very small econiche. It is not like the open field is full of mustard seeds that the Padres brought. But it is beautiful in its own way … very dainty, very nice … somewhat hard to find. There are a number of California native mustard species or types like this. While they are edible, they are endangered, so it is best to leave them alone, with the hope that they may flourish in future.


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This is black sage here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 6: Black Sage,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 6: Black Sage,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It has a wonderful healing quality. I just brushed against it, on my way up this trail, and I smelled it.

Black Sage uses … Link: “Salvia mellifera,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_mellifera ..


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And over here, on this side, is Cowboy Cologne …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 7: California (Coastal) Sagebrush (Cowboy Cologne),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 7: California (Coastal) Sagebrush (Cowboy Cologne),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It has a gentler scent, a beautiful scent, and they say that the cowboys used to use it before they would go in town on a Friday or Saturday night.

California (Coastal) Sagebrush (Cowboy Cologne) uses … Link: “Artemisia californica,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_californica ..


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And this over here is chamise or greasewood …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 8: Chamise (Greasewood),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 8: Chamise (Greasewood),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It does not have that much of a scent at all.

Chamise or Greasewood: Native American uses … Link: “Adenostoma fasciculatum,” in Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) …  http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/adefas/all.html … Search the term: Other Uses and Values


Wild Cucumber         top

And over here is wild cucumber …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 9: Wild Cucumber,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 9: Wild Cucumber,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It has a very huge root. And I see it is too soon for the prickly fruits of the wild cucumber to come out. It is a vine, and it has holdfasts that are … let’s see if I can find one … very little whorls of circular or circles of holdfasts. Ok, there is one, reaching out into space …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 10: Wild Cucumber Holdfast,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 10: Wild Cucumber Holdfast,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is trying to catch hold of a plant, so that it can pull the wild cucumber vine up higher into the sunlight. It climbs like crazy in the early Spring, and then it just withers away, and survives by means of the huge root underground.

Wild Cucumber: Native American uses … Link: “Wild Cucumber, Marah macrocarpa,” in Nature Collective … https://www.sanelijo.org/plant-guide/wild-cucumber ..


Munits Cave         top

Up that hill, up that way …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 11: Mountain Near Castle Peak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 11: Mountain Near Castle Peak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… there is a very cool cave, or series of caves …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 12: Munits Cave,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 12: Munits Cave,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

There are birds that hide out in there too; and people climb around in there, just for fun.

Link: “Cave of Munits in Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve & Castle Peak in El Escorpion Park,” in Hikespeak … https://www.hikespeak.com/trails/cave-of-munits-castle-peak-hike/ ..


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This is deadly nightshade here … see the purple flowers? …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 13: Purple (Deadly) Nightshade,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 13: Purple (Deadly) Nightshade,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

This variety of nightshade … the one with the purple flowers … has fruits that are not edible. Here is the fruit of the purple, or deadly, nightshade …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 14: Purple (Deadly) Nightshade Fruits,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 14: Purple (Deadly) Nightshade Fruits,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is a very small, immature fruit, but as I recall, it comes out green when mature, and so it is distinguished from the mature fruit of the white nightshade, which is purple, Fruit is mature when it is soft or squishy.

There are nightshade references at the end of the “White Nightshade” section below.


White Nightshade         top

There is another nightshade, white nightshade (Solanum douglasii), that has black fruit; I heard from a naturalist that the black fruit were edible, but after trying one of the berries, I feel a little queasy. So I would advise caution in trying even the white nightshade fruit.

For those who are allergic to tomatoes, eggplants, or potatoes, which I understand to be in the same family, common sense dictates avoiding the fruit of the white nightshade.

Nightshades are a little like mushrooms: Only those who are certain what variety they have in hand ought collect them for consumption. This link is a good guide to the various nightshades of California …

Link: “Solanum,” in Calflora …  https://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/specieslist.cgi?where-genus=Solanum ..

Nightshade uses … Link: “Solanaceae,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanaceae ..


Filaree (Stork’s-Bill)         top

This is filaree here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 15: Filaree (Stork’s-Bill),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 15: Filaree (Stork’s-Bill),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

There are several forms of filaree; all of them are edible. I think you have to cook them for a while, till tender. And here are the immature seed pods of filaree; very distinctive …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 16: Filaree (Stork’s-Bill) Seed Pod 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 16: Filaree (Stork’s-Bill) Seed Pod 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… very distinctive. More filaree seed pods here; see that one? …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 17: Filaree (Stork’s-Bill) Seed Pod 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 17: Filaree (Stork’s-Bill) Seed Pod 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

I do not think you can eat the seed pods.

Filaree (‘stork’s-bill’) uses … Link: “Erodium cicutarium,” in Wikipedia …   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erodium_cicutarium#Uses ..


Fiddlenecks         top

These are fiddlenecks, that grow all over the hills here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 18: Fiddleneck,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 18: Fiddleneck,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… not too showy, but if you look at them up close, they are very pretty.

Fiddleneck: In one place read that this plant is poisonous, and in another that it had Native American uses. I would steer clear of it entirely.

LInk: “Amsinckia,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsinckia ..


Horehound         top

This if horehound, here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 19: Horehound,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 19: Horehound,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is used in candies. It was brought here by the Puritans long ago, and it spread all over the United States. It is an extremely hardy plant. You see how it looks a little bit white (or ‘hoary’ … that is the old name) …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 20: Horehound, Whitish Leaves and Stems,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 20: Horehound, Whitish Leaves and Stems,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And it has white stems too.

Horehound uses … Link: “White Horehound; Uses,” in WebMD … https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-886/white-horehound .. 

Link: “Marrabium vulgare,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marrubium_vulgare ..


Buckwheat         top

This is buckwheat …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 21: Buckwheat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 21: Buckwheat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is just coming up; there are not any seeds yet. The fruit seeds are edible. Like the cereal grains, they were a staple of diet amongst the Native Americans that once lived here. There are several different kinds of buckwheat growing in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Buckwheat uses: Link: “Erigonum fasciculatum,” in Wikipedia …  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eriogonum_fasciculatum ..


Prickly Pear         top

This is a native cactus …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 22: Prickly Pear,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 22: Prickly Pear,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It bears fruit that are edible, and delicious, and often harvested by Latin Americans and Native Americans. If the spines are burnt off of the leaves, then they can be sliced to the size of string beans, cooked, and eaten.

Prickly Pear uses … Link: “Prickly Pear” in Drugs.com … http://www.drugs.com/npp/prickly-pear.html ..

LInk: “Opuntia,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opuntia ..


Western Scrub Jay (Island Scrub Jay)         top

This is a Western Scrub Jay …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 23: Western Scrub Jay,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 23: Western Scrub Jay,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Looks pretty rambunctious to me.

I think this may be what is now termed the Island Scrub Jay; see … Link: “Western Scrub Jay,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_scrub_jay ..


Bush Sunflower (California Encelia)         top

This is a very common type of sunflower here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 24: Bush Sunflower (aka California Encelia),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 24: Bush Sunflower (aka California Encelia),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

You will notice the dark-colored centers of the flowers …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 25: Bush Sunflower (aka California Encelia) Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 25: Bush Sunflower (aka California Encelia) Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

As far as I know, it is not edible.

Bush Sunflower (California Encelia): sometimes used for landscaping …

Link: “Bush Sunflower, Encelia californica,” in California Native Plant Society Calscape … https://calscape.org/Encelia-californica-(Bush-Sunflower) ..


Laurel Sumac         top

This is laurel sumac …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 26: Laurel Sumac,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 26: Laurel Sumac,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is a chaparral plant. It can be distinguished from other similar chaparral plants by the reddish colored stems; see there? …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 27: Laurel Sumac Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 27: Laurel Sumac Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It has a seed cluster (sumac ‘drupe’ or ‘bob’) that looks like a dusky, red Christmas tree. The birds eat it. I heard from my mother that it is poisonous, but I think in the Orient that this, or some relative of it, is used as a spice. So that is something to look into, for the future, without actually consuming it in advance of the research. [The spice I had in mind is Ziyad Brand Sumac, but whether this is the same or a different plant, I have no idea.]

Laurel Sumac uses … Link: “Malosma,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malosma ..


Purple Sage         top

I believe this to be purple sage …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 28: Purple Sage,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 28: Purple Sage,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

You will see that the leaves look a lot like the leaves of black sage, but they have a whitish cast to them …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 29: Purple Sage Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 29: Purple Sage Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And also, if you look closely, you will see that the leaves have a kind of a corrugation them …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 30: Purple Sage Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 30: Purple Sage Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

They smell absolutely delightful. They also have medicinal qualities, but the scent is not as ‘dark’ or strong as the scent of black sage (which has blue flowers). The purple sage have purple flowers, and the leaves look white.

Purple Sage uses … Link: “Chino Hills State Park Interpretive Association,” in Chino Hills State Park …  http://www.chinohillsstatepark.org/natural-resources/shrubs … Search the term: Purple Sage

Link: “Salvia leucophylla,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_leucophylla ..


White Sage         top

I doubt we will see any white sage on this walk. White sage has straight, white stems, and it is gathered … usually illegally … by people who sell it in bundles for incense to purify or cleanse people’s homes. You will see six-inch or eight-inch stacks of it, tied with yarn or string, and sold in the stores, and typically it is gathered nearby, rather than out in the National Forests, where, as i recall, it may be legal to gather it.

So I would like to ask, on behalf of the conservancy organizations: Please do not gather wild plants in the National Parks or the Santa Monica Mountains or like that … places where it so easy to gather, and where things can become endangered if you, in fact, do that. This is just a plea and an explanation. I am hoping for the best, there.

White Sage uses … Link: “Chino Hills State Park Interpretive Association,” in Chino Hills State Park …  http://www.chinohillsstatepark.org/natural-resources/shrubs … Search the term: White Sage

Link: “Salvia apiana,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_apiana ..


Semi-Riparian Zone         top

Here we have a semi-riparian zone …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 31: Semi-Riparian Zone,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 31: Semi-Riparian Zone,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

After the rains, I think there is water; and then, I think, sometimes there is not. You can find special plants, with special medicinal qualities, in riparian areas. This one is no exception.


California Mugwort         top

Here we have California mugwort …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 32: California Mugwort,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 32: California Mugwort,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… which has so many uses, I must look them all up! But I will tell you one colorful example: They say that if you gather mugwort, which grows plentifully in some areas, and dry it, and put it inside your pillow, then you will have special dreams.

I tried this myself; and because I was not all that fond of the strong odor of the mugwort, my dreams were not all that pleasant. But you may have better luck than I.

The other thing I know about mugwort: To my mind, ‘wort’ means ‘plant’ and ‘mug’, to me, means that you make tea out of it, and put it in a mug. That is how I think of it. And so I remember that a tea of this is good for women. It solves various troubles that can be looked up, and brings balance to the female system. There may be other uses too.

California Mugwort uses … Link: “Artemisia douglasiana,” in Wikipedia …  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_douglasiana#Uses ..


Deerweed         top

This is deerweed …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 33; Deerweed,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 33; Deerweed,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Sometimes it goes dormant, when the weather is very hot. But right now it is flourishing. It has tiny, beautiful, yellow (and sometimes orange) flowers …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 34: Deerweed Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 34: Deerweed Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And as far as I know, it has no special benefit for people; but it is beautiful when all the flowers bloom (which they are no doing right now).

Deerweed uses … Link: “Deerweed,” in Nature Collective … https://www.sanelijo.org/plant-guide/deerweed ..

Link: “Acmispon glaber,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acmispon_glaber ..


Oak Woodland         top

Here I am, walking into an oak woodland …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 35: Woodland,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 35: Woodland,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… completely different from riparian; and very beautiful! I am sure you know about … here …


Coastal Live Oak         top

Here are lots of acorns left over from last year’s season …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 36: Acorns,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 36: Acorns,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

The Native Americans would gather them, haul them, mash them up, net them, put them in running water, in a stream or like that, in the wintertime, to get the bitter tannin out of them, and then mash them up more, and use them as flour in their foods.

And because they mashed them in stone hollows, with stones, the acorn meal was mixed up with sands from the stone, it was mixed in with the food that they ate, and it wore down their teeth at a very early age. It is better to use some other kind of mashing technique, I feel.

Here are the leaves of the tree that produces the acorns …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 37: Coastal Live Oak Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 37: Coastal Live Oak Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

You can see they are very shiny and they are curved round. I have heard from people who go on hikes and lead hikes, that the leaves are curved so that they can conserve moisture better, in the drought season of summer. See here? … curved …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 38: Coastal Live Oak Leaves – Curved,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 38: Coastal Live Oak Leaves – Curved,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

The new leaves are soft; but the old leaves are very hard. They have little prickles on them, that make it hard for the deer, for instance, to eat them … even though the deer might be very hungry. And this shiny stuff here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 39: Coastal Live Oak Leaves – Prickled and Shiny,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 39: Coastal Live Oak Leaves – Prickled and Shiny,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… probably acts as protection against the heat in the summertime.

Coastal Live Oak uses … Link: “Quercus agrifolia,” in Wikipedia …  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_agrifolia ..


California Sycamore         top

This is the native California Sycamore tree, one of the most beautiful trees in the world, I feel …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 40: Sycamore,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 40: Sycamore,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

I just love Sycamore trees. They do not have any particular use. They provide shade; they like water; and they are beautiful.

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 41: Sycamore Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 41: Sycamore Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Link: “Platanus racemosa,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platanus_racemosa ..


Woodland Trail         top

A woodland trail, continuing; different kinds of plants here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 42: Woodland Trail,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 42: Woodland Trail,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0


Arroyo Willow?         top

I sort of thought, because of the riparian area right next to it, that maybe this is some kind of willow tree. But I just do not know …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 43: Might Be Arroyo Willow,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 43: Might Be Arroyo Willow,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is not that willow chaparral shrub. There are the leaves right there …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 44: Might Be Arroyo Willow Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 44: Might Be Arroyo Willow Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Is this arroyo willow? If so, then perhaps the bark of this willow, like that of other willow trees, might be boiled for a tea that has an effect like that of aspirin. There is more on the uses of Arroyo willow at these links …

Arroyo Willow uses … Link: “Arroyo Willow (Salix lasiolepsis),” in Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy … https://www.parksconservancy.org/conservation/arroyo-willow ..


Mule Fat         top

Down in the hollow here, in the riparian area, with very straight sticks for stems, is a kind of chaparral plant called mule fat …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 45: Mule Fat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 45: Mule Fat,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

. I guess that mules would eat it, when the earlier settlers came through here; and that is why they called it mule fat.

I will bet that, what with these very straight, strong stems that are tough, too …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 46: Mule Fat Stems,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 46: Mule Fat Stems,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… that the wood of this mule fat might have been used for arrows; probably arrows and not bows, because it does not get that big. Here is a closeup of the top part of the plant …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 47: Mule Fat Flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 47: Mule Fat Flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Mule Fat uses … Link: “Baccharis salicifolia,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baccharis_salicifolia ..


Black Mustard         top

This is a young, black mustard plant …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 48: Black Mustard,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 48: Black Mustard,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is very tasty when it is young like this. You can eat the leaves, especially if they are smaller than this, but even now, raw in salads. Black mustard has a very strong taste to it, and it is good as flavoring, to go with you milder greens. This here is the beginning of the flowers …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 49: Black Mustard Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 49: Black Mustard Leaves,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is delicious before it flowers, and it is delicious after it flowers as well …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 50: Black Mustard Flower,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 50: Black Mustard Flower,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Yes, a really tasty plant. Do not eat too much at one time; use it for flavoring, I say. Otherwise it might have too strong an effect.

Black Mustard uses … Link: Brassica nigra,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brassica_nigra ..


Various Habitats         top

This is a combination right here … down at the very bottom you have a riparian zone

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 51: Riparian Zone,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 51: Riparian Zone,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and then up above it you have meadowland up here ….

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 52: Meadowland,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 52: Meadowland,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and then looking over this way, woodland …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 53: Woodland,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 53: Woodland,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0


The San Fernando Valley in the Time of the Conquistadores         top

They say that, in the time of the Conquistadores … when they came through here … that all the San Fernando Valley was covered with live oak trees. There was no chaparral to speak of, here. And the Conquistadores could come riding under the cover of the great oak trees all day long, in the San Fernando Valley. It was like a beautiful parkland then.

The terrain has really changed since then, what with the grazing, and the cutting down of the trees, and so forth.


Wild Hyacinth (Blue Dick)         top

This is a kind of lily; I think it might have a bulbar base in the ground, which is said to be edible but protected, so ought not be harvested …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 54: Wild Hyacinth (Blue) and Fiddleneck (Yellow),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 54: Wild Hyacinth (Blue) and Fiddleneck (Yellow),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

I am referring to these blue flowers …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 55: Wild Hyacinth (Blue Dick),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 55: Wild Hyacinth (Blue Dick),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and not the fiddlenecks …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 56: Fiddleneck,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 56: Fiddleneck,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

The blue flowers are sometimes called Blue Dicks. Probably somebody’s favorite friend was named ‘Dick”, and the person named the flower after them. And they are sometimes called ‘wild hyacinth. I really love that ‘wild hyacinth’ name; I think it is beautiful. And the flowers are beautiful too … evanescent; only here for a little while, during the year.

Wild Hyacinth (Blue Dick) uses … Link: “Dichelostemma capitalus,” in Wikipedia …  http://mojavedesert.net/wildflower/blue-dicks.html ..


Monarch Butterfly         top

Ah, did that come through? That was a monarch butterfly …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 57: Monarch Butterfly,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 57: Monarch Butterfly,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

I do not know what it was attracted to, down here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 58: Where Monarch Butterfly Was Flying,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 58: Where Monarch Butterfly Was Flying,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Maybe it does not know either! It is going off, looking for something.

Link: “Monarch Butterfly,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_butterfly ..


About the Spirits of Trees         top

I really like this beautiful live oak here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 59: Favorite Coastal Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 59: Favorite Coastal Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

I come and visit it every once in a while. I think it is courageous, especially considering how much graffiti the young folks have put on here. I assume it is the young folks, but I might be mistaken about that … 

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 60: Coastal Life Oak Graffiti,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 60: Coastal Life Oak Graffiti,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

This poor tree! Do they not know the bark is very important to the life of the tree? I guess they do not. Well, I have talked about this before. I can understand that young people want to make their mark on the world. But the thing of it is, these are living, ancient trees …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 61: Coastal Live Oak Shelters Many Beings,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 61: Coastal Live Oak Shelters Many Beings,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… wise in their own way … and harboring great forms of life … not only physical forms of life like birds and insects and mammals and reptiles … but other, nonphysical forms of life as well. There are nature spirits living here.

That, way up there …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 62: Owl Stand on Coastal Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 62: Owl Stand on Coastal Live Oak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… I think was a platform for a bird once. It looks as if it has fallen a little sideways with time. Here is the other side of the tree …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 63: Coastal Live Oak Canopy 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 63: Coastal Live Oak Canopy 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… which goes on …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 64: Coastal Live Oak Canopy 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 64: Coastal Live Oak Canopy 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and on … Absolutely beautiful!

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 65: Coastal Live Oak Canopy 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 65: Coastal Live Oak Canopy 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0


Eucrypta (Hideseeds)         top

This is a beautiful little plant that has delicate, fernlike leaves and very tiny … see how tiny? …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 66: Eucrypta (Hideseeds) Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 66: Eucrypta (Hideseeds) Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… flowers. A lot of people do not like this plant, but I have always found it very beautiful, brightening up the forest floor in the early springtime …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 67: Eucrypta (Hideseeds),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 67: Eucrypta (Hideseeds),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… very delicate, beautiful flowers.

Link: “Eucrypta,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucrypta ..


More California Native Mustards         top

Here are more California native mustards, growing in the shade of an oak tree …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 68: California Native Mustards,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 68: California Native Mustards,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0


California (Mexican) Elderberry         top

Here is California (Mexican) elderberry. It is a small tree, out here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 69: California (Mexican) Elderberry,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 69: California (Mexican) Elderberry,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and these are the flowers here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 70: California (Mexican) Elderberry Flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 70: California (Mexican) Elderberry Flowers,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… very showy this time of year. I think you can eat the flowers (or maybe the berries) in pancakes. But you have to take some parts off, so it is important to read up on this before attempting a recipe with it. Parts of this are edible, but only if prepared in certain ways, and maybe only in limited quantities.

California (Mexican) Elderberry uses … Link: “Sambucus nigra,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambucus_nigra ..


Cheeseweed (a Mallow)         top

This is cheeseweed (a mallow) here …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 71: Cheeseweed (a Mallow),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 71: Cheeseweed (a Mallow),” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It has a tiny, not showy flower … It is hard to find this little, white flower …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 72: Cheeseweed Flower,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 72: Cheeseweed Flower,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and then it has a seed or fruit that comes in four parts, like a round of cheese, and the seed is edible … tasty too; fairly tasty.

Cheeseweed (a Mallow) uses … Link: “Mallow (Malva parviflora) an Edible Friend,” in Root Simple … https://www.rootsimple.com/2008/02/mallow-malva-parviflora-an-edible-friend/ ..


Live Oats         top

These are live oats, an invasive grass in California …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 73: Live Oats,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 73: Live Oats,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

These are a little stunted. Sometimes they grow very, very tall. The seeds are edible …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 74: Live Oats Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 74: Live Oats Closeup,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

You have to be very careful to take them out of their green sheath. Or you can wait until the seeds are mature and hard, and then you can grind them up and use them in your food. It is very important to get the sheaths off though, because they can stick in your throat and feel funny.

Live oats … whole fields full of them! There are some of them up there, across the road. These are all live oats …

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 75: Live Oats Afar,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 75: Live Oats Afar,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Wild Oat uses … Link: “Avena,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avena ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 76: Castle Peak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Wild Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains 76: Castle Peak,” by Alice B. Clagett, 20 March 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0


EDIBLE AND USEFUL PLANTS OF THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS         top

Citation: “Edible and Useful Plants of California,’ [with recipes] by Charlotte Bringle Clarke, 1977, University of California Press Berkeley and Los Angeles, California.

Citation: “Peterson Field Guides: Western Medicinal Plants and Herbs,” by Steven Foster and Christopher Hobbs, 2002, published by Houghton Mifflin Books.

Citation: “Early Uses of California Plants,” by Edward K. Balls, 1962, University of California Press Berkeley and Los Angeles, California.

Link: “Native American Usage of Plants Found in Fallbrook (Shrubs, Vines, Wildflowers),” Copyright © 2000 by Elizabeth Yamaguchi … http://tchester.org/fb/plants/na_uses.html ..


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CLASSES IN NATIVE AMERICAN SKILLS         top

Link: “Earth Skills,” 1113 Cougar Court, Frazier Park, CA 93225, class descriptions …  http://www.earthskills.com/class-descriptions.html ..


RESOURCES FOR SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS PLANT IDENTIFICATION         top

Link: “Wildflowers of Southern California: A Photographic Gallery,” by Barbara J. Collins, Ph.D., California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California 91360 …  https://earth.callutheran.edu/Academic_Programs/Departments/Biology/Wildflowers/index.htm ..

Citation: “Wildflowers of the Santa Monica Mountains,” by Milt McAuley, photography by James P. Kenney, 1985, Canyon Publishing Co., 8561 Eatough Avenue, Canoga Park, CA 91304.

Citation: “Flowering Plants: The Santa Monica Mountains, Coastal & Chaparral Regions of Southern California,” text by Nancy Dale, photography by members of the California Native Plant Society, 1986, Capra Press, PO Box 2068, Santa Barbara, CA 93120 in cooperation with the California Native Plant Society.

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