Bird Refuge Central Coast

Happy to see some Egret action and Juvenile Black Crowned Night Herons. What a lovely spot. Also rejuvenating the spirit, body and mind.

Wildflowers popping on the Central Coast of Santa Barbara

On my walks thru farmland in the hills, as you leave town towards Gaviota, the wildflowers have been showing their beauty. I have discovered so many new flowers I never knew before. Here are some of them. May this brighten your days.

Gray Ghost, also known as the Northern Harrier

Spotted on the central coast of California, the Northern Harrier is a striking hawk. Also called the gray ghost, they can be seen sitting on low lying fence posts, just like I witnessed. Turkey Vultures are flying around too and snakes and rabbits about. The rabbit you see here, I thought for dead when I…

Winter Wonderland in Joshua Tree National Park

We were lucky to catch the aftermath of the Christmas storm that came through the desert leaving a hush and stillness in the park, a brightness and beauty everywhere. Enjoy! All images ©️perry hoffman and available as prints, cards and…

Holiday Art Sale

This coming Saturday December 14 from 1 to 5 at 1777 Calle Poniente Santa Barbara