San Diego (CA) Photos

March 2, 2009

Flowers in bloom all year in San Diego

Filed under: Nature, San Diego Zoo — Tags: — washaw @ 6:00 am

This wonderful bloom is just one of the many exotics found at the San Diego Zoo.

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January 6, 2009

Giant flowering tree near the Hall of Champions

Filed under: Places to visit — Tags: , , — washaw @ 6:00 am

This giant horticultural delight, an interesting find during our Sunday walk in Balboa Park, is located near the Hall of Champions.   The blooms are cataloupe size.   Anyone know what it is called?

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December 17, 2008

Red Canna at Balboa Park near the Museum of Art

Filed under: Communities, Events, Nature — Tags: , , , — washaw @ 6:00 am

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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November 18, 2008

Lantana at the Wild Animal Park

Filed under: Nature, San Diego Zoo — Tags: , — washaw @ 6:06 am

This closeup picture shows the flower of Texas Lantana growing along a path at the Wild Animal Park. Some species are invasive, and are considered to be noxious weeds, such as in South Asia, Southern Africa and Australia. Here in California they do grow like weeds but we love the beautiful flowers and are willing to spend time keeping them trimmed back.  

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