San Diego (CA) Photos

April 8, 2013

Sunset

Filed under: Events, Nature, Sunset — washaw @ 9:15 am


“Nobody of any real culture, for instance, ever talks nowadays about the beauty of sunset. Sunsets are quite old fashioned…. To admire them is a distinct sign of provincialism of temperament. Upon the other hand they go on.” – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) San Diego sunset, April 7, 2013, 7:13pm

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July 23, 2009

Petting Zoo, Del Mar Fair 2009

Filed under: Events — washaw @ 6:00 am

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July 22, 2009

Pride of accomplishment, Del Mar Fair 2009

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July 21, 2009

Showmanship, Del Mar Fair 2009

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December 27, 2008

Christmas at the Hotel del Coronado

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Our Hotel del Coronado is a National Historic Landmark with 120 years of Christmas celebrations.    Both inside and out the hotel dresses up nice.   It is a treasure we love here in San Diego.

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December 23, 2008

Sheep shearing at the Del Mar Fair

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San Diego is such a big urban city I sometimes forget about all things rural.  Once a year I revisit those memories by going to the Del Mar Fair and watching the kids with their animals.  Sheep shearing is pretty tricky and certainly a family affair.   The 2009 edition starts June 12, 2009.

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December 17, 2008

Red Canna at Balboa Park near the Museum of Art

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Georgia O’Keeffe said “Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower.”  She painted Red Canna in the early twenties to help people see them “whether they want to or not.”  My daughter took this picture in Balboa Park when we all went to see the Georgia OKeeffe exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art.  

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December 11, 2008

Moonrise over Del Cerro

Filed under: Communities, Events, Nature — Tags: , , , , — washaw @ 5:07 pm

San Diego had perfect weather to see the closest approach of the moon this year.   It rose over the Del Cerro hills flooding the canyons with bright reflections of the season.    As the moon rises it appears even larger than it will later in the night when it’s higher in the sky.  With this closest approach we could see this years largest moon appearance, an illusion but beautiful.   My home, third from right, sits on the rim of this canyon.  Driving home from work I saw this scene and could not pass up an opportunity to take a picture similar to “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico 1941” by Ansel Adams.  

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The hills are on fire

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Brush fires are a constant danger in San Diego.   I took this picture from the highest point inside the Wild Animal Park looking towards the southeast.   The picture looks like a lovely sunset or sunrise.   But that bright spot over the hill is a fast moving fire.  The danger was very real with the smoke rolling up into the sky and turning day into night.   

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December 9, 2008

Christmas Carols at Horton Plaza

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A visit to Horton Plaza during the holiday weekends will provide you an oppotunity to hear the Full Measure Christmas Carolers.   Check out the Shopping Concierge Center, available from 11am until 7pm, located on Level 1 near Victoria’s Secret.  See them for all your needs, including Westfield and American Express Gift Cards, Kiddie Kruzzers, gift suggestions, tourism information, complimentary wheelchairs and more.  Call them at 619-239-8180 to get the schedule for the Full Measure Carolers.

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June 20, 2008

San Diego County Fair Friesian Show Pleasure Driving Champion

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Alpacas at the San Diego County Fair

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Alpacas are gentle, elegant, inquisitive, intelligent, observant and take a great picture.  This alpacas was on display at the San Diego County Fair courtesy of owners Dave and Barbara Davies, El Cajon.

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