Category: Photography

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

We finally made it back down to San Diego’s Balboa Park to visit some more museums with our Balboa Park Explorer’s passes. The Rueben H Fleet Science Center We started at the Reuben H Fleet Science Center, which is a highly acclaimed hands on learning center. Unfortunately it was a bit of a bust for …

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December 2015 California Native Plants Photos

Arctostaphylos, Manzanita beginning to bud

It’s just an incredibly beautiful winter day here in Southern California so I grabbed the camera and took some shots of my California Native plants to share with you. While it is winter and snowing and plants are dormant in some areas, here in my yard the California Native plants are just starting to awaken …

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A little perspective from the garden

Wayne Roderick daisy - Erigeron glaucus

For anyone exposed to media of any kind this week there is no denying things have been overwhelmingly morose. Besides the happenings in World News, personally things have been a little bothersome too. Add in the lovely menopausal hormone fluctuations and I was headed for a meltdown of epic proportions. And then I went outside. At first, I …

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Jasper the Alpaca – Photo Friday

My son’s second grade class is learning about production. Things we buy don’t just magically appear in the store, some one has to grow them or make them. One of the parents arranged for a special visitor to help demonstrate this: Jasper the Alpaca. Jasper is a pretty special Alpaca, he is the first Therapy Alpaca in …

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A Red, Red Rose

red rose macro

O my Luve’s like a red, red rose, That’s newly sprung in June: O my Luve’s like the melodie, That’s sweetly play’d in tune. As fair art thou, my bonie lass, So deep in luve am I; And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a’ the seas gang dry. Till a’ the seas …

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I am going to my happy place

Murrieta, CA snow on Dec 31, 2014

Summer is unofficially over. Too bad no one told Mother Nature! Our 5 day forecast: UGH! It is so miserable out there my yard looks hot and tired. Which, for California native plants, is actually quite normal. They go dormant in the dry and heat. Come cooler wet weather they will perk up again. I am …

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Cheap and Easy Ways to Commemorate the School Years

Ways to Memorialize the school years

Super Moms have been pinning and planning since their child’s birth for ways to mark their child’s passage through school. Some plans are quite elaborate and expensive. Me? not so much. Truthfully, his first day of preschool I didn’t even think to take a picture before school. Sorry, kid! I wish someone had given me …

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Down low in the garden

pink water lily

Last week I posted some close up photos of the flowers in my garden. This week I decided to get down low and take shots from another angle. I only lasted a short while out there, because it is rather hot out there, and when you are a woman “of a certain age” the heat …

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