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Let’s Wander: Bates Nut Farm

A fairly new tradition that my mom and I have adopted is going to the annual pumpkin patch at Bates Nut Farm each year. Bates Nut Farm, if you’re not familiar with it, is a 100-acre ranch hidden away within Valley Center, CA. The farm itself has been around for 90 years, and is open year-round to visitors. They have a farm zoo where you can feed all kinds of animals from goats (my personal fave) to donkeys, geese, pigs,...

Let’s Wander: Desert X

Alison Leigh S. blog

If you’re not already familiar with what Desert X is exactly, it’s basically a series of art installations that are set up in spots located within the Palm Springs to Coachella Valley areas, available for free, public viewing from the end of February to the end of April. This year, one of my best friends, Taylor, and I set out to go see some of the installations ourselves. While we didn’t make it to every single installation, as several of...

Let’s Wander: Coronado Ferry Landing

With some inspiration from one of the several great books I’ve read so far this year, All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, I have decided to use the idea of ‘wandering’ as a way to present my photographs of the places I go – hence the ‘let’s wander…’ heading. To provide some context, last weekend my family and I headed down to San Diego and took the ferry over to Coronado to celebrate my little cousin’s 13th birthday, and...