Hi, I’m Erica. I was born and raised in Ojai, California. My fondest memories as a child involved exploring the beaches of Southern California on the weekends with my mom and wandering the mountain trails a mile from my home every afternoon with my dog until sunset. I moved from Ojai to Santa Cruz in 2012 to earn a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies with highest honors from UCSC. During that time I also volunteered at Natural Bridges State Beach, teaching the public about monarch butterfly life cycles and tidepool ecology. I now live in Southern California again in the South Bay area and work as an environmental planner. On my time off, I explore lovely places in nature with my daughter. I seek to find exquisite natural beauty and share it with you on this blog. I take photos of all the things my eyes wander to, whether they be the tiny details of a leaf or seashell, the towering majesty of a mountain peak, or the expansive horizon of the ocean. In this way, I hope to share a visually immersive experience and bring you into the moment with me. I hope this brings a little peace and inspiration to your day.
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