Monday, October 27, 2014

Hanks Nature Art on FaceBook

To keep up with what's new with me and Big Sur news, like my FaceBook page Hanks Nature Art

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Big Sur update February 20, 2014

Seeing some flowers this week as the little rain we have experienced has awaken mother nature. The Weather Channel's 10 day forcast shows rain possible starting middle of next week, but it actually backed off significantly on the % of possibility just from this morning. With every passing dry week, the situation for all of California (and for consumers country wide for that matter)becomes more dire! Without the Winter Storms and swell, Jade hunting is slow. Occasional great pieces do find someone, but overall a subpar year. A beautiful piece of Vulcanized Jade was found last month at Willow Creek, one of the nicest I have seen, But things have been scarce for me. Presidents's Day W/E was crowded with campgrounds full and HWY 1 a summerlike nightmare. Glad to see everyone who visited... Cayucas Sea Glass Festival is coming up March 8th and 9th. This is a great show with music and food and some awesome glass. Perhaps I will see you there. If you do make a visit, beware that the recent rains have loosened the cliff walls and rock debris on the road is typical in the early morning hours before Caltrans has a chance to make a sweep.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Short Video of the Russian River and Sonoma County Coast on Sunday February 9, 2014

After we had such a potent storm system come in and after so long a dry period, the Russian River came alive. I took a loop drive out the river and southward along the coast, taking video of all the water.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Acquire A Cappella performance video

This is a Cappella group from UC Santa Cruz. They are performing on a street corner of downtown Santa Cruz. I'm experiencing a problem here with links, and I apologize for that.

Friday, January 17, 2014

New Days and Better Ways...

A changing of views. I experienced a great deal of negativity in my life about eight months ago, which led to a "life event". What those negative experiences were is not at all important here, so I won't go into detail. What's important is how I processed them. I could have grown bitter, angry or hurt, but I knew to survive...better yet, to thrive, I had to face them in a different manner. I chose the karma of Big Sur, California as a place to heal. I spent months contemplating what happened, how it affected me and how I needed to make changes in who I am to prevent anything similiar from happening again. I have gone deep within myself, explored, and started developing a new set of values that are leading me down this new path. These values are about me, not so much others. I have finally understood the meaning of being true to ones self. In a nutshell, it's ALL ABOUT RESPECT. I feel that I have always practiced respect towards others, but cheated myself by allowing others to be disrespectful towards me! I have now set up "House Rules", a set of values that I expect from others if they want to be welcome within my space. And, I am rigid about them. If someone does not respect my values in my space, I will distance myself from them in one manner or another. My "House Rules" NO DISRESPECT NO CONFLICT NO ANGER NO HATE TOWARDS ME OR ANYONE ELSE WITHIN MY CIRCLE. PERIOD. IT IS SO DRAINING! Follow those rules and You will not only be welcome in my space, you will be appreciated, and will recieve the same courtesy's I have just outlined. Eight months ago, I was empty, spent, had lost my karma. Now, I am whole, full of positive energy and am recrafting my reality to be exactly what I want in life. The late, great Zig Ziglar loved to talk about how what you allow into your life manifests into your reality. I fully believe this. The more that I practice positive energy/karma the more it becomes my reality. By rejecting those things noted in my house rules, more harmony comes to me each and every day. My outlook on the future is exceptional and I am excited by what each day brings. I share the positive on my facebook page and if you practice similiar values, you are welcome to join me there. Facebook Hank Springer 7. Peace, Love and Karma to you. Hank

Friday, December 20, 2013

Pfieffer Fire update, Big Sur 12/20/13

The fire is now over 90 % contained. Some of the evacuees were to be allowed back today. There have been at least two reports of thefts from fire victims vehicles. That is pretty low. Karma will catch up with thise responsible! Here are two links to keep abreast of things. Kate has a great blog on Big Sur and has tirelessly kept current with the fire status. A community venture to raise funds, support and awareness for the Pfeiffer Ridge fire. This page is a celebration of an incredible community, which is facing immense adversity. This page will disseminate information, raise funds, coordinate efforts, and share the stories of those affected by the fire on Pfeiffer Ridge. Please use this as a source to be in touch with all relief efforts. Our Wild Coast... Wild and Lonely, but never alone. We are in this together. . The Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade's page. Thanks you to all of its members. There is a long road ahead for those who have lost property to the fire. One of the beauties of Big Sur is its community. I have read accounts of those who did lose property, spending their time and efforts helping neighbors defend their homes instead of just grieving their own loss. To all of Big Sur, the firefighters especially, all of you who have jumped in to help those affected, and who will continue to support others through the process of rebuilding and cleanup and everything that come, a BIG THANK YOU.

Monday, December 16, 2013


A fire started on Pfeifer ridge last night. I've posted pictures to my FaceBook page and also recommend you look in at Big Sure Kates blog Godspeed to all those affected, and to the firefighters.