Saturday, December 17, 2016
Picture of the Day - Why It's Called Oyster Ridge
This afternoon into this evening I worked a wedding at Oyster Ridge Barn within the Ancient Peaks vineyards within the boundaries of the southern annex of Santa Margarita Ranch south of Santa Margarita, CA. In case anybody might be wondering why a place 20 miles inland would be given such a name just consider these are all over the place either as scraps laying here or there or loosely incorporated into the landscaping or cemented into walls. These are Miocene-era fossilized oceanic oysters eroding out of an prehistoric near-shore submarine deposit of which the low-lying ridge is comprised. Photo by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).