Categories
Uncategorized

Los Olivos

I recently had an interview in California for a teaching position. The school is not far outside of Santa Barbara and is certainly in a spectacular part of the country. Here are a few of the snapshots that I made along the way.

Flying into the small airport of Santa Barbara.
I had a few hours to explore before my interviews started and asked around for suggestions as to what I should do. I was directed to a chalk art festival at the Mission in Santa Barbara. It was lively and colorful and I had a great time. Santa Barbara made a great first impression on me.

After a pretty full day of interviews, I drove up a mountain pass to find a view of the sunset. This is ranch and wine country and alogether pretty amazing. Much of the time I was wondering what pigments could be used to find the earthy hues around me.
I think I see some cadmiums in the sunset.
Before flying out, I dug my feet into the sand by the pacific. The beach is no more than 5 minutes from the Santa Barbara airport. It was a good way to unwind and mull over life-direction type questions.
Flying back east, I connected at LAX. Looking down at the sprawling city drew a strong contrast from where I had been coming from.

In the end I was offered the position and I accepted. It has promise of being a pretty good adventure.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s