Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach, showing that famous turquoise water and powder-white sand.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Hang Gliders on a Hot Day

Hang Gliders lining up along the cliffs of La Jolla.  These were both dual seaters with the back person steering and controlling the hang glider and the front person there to enjoy the ride.  Below them, the famous sands of Black's Beach.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

San Diego Evening Skyline

San Diego evening skyline.  You could see the lights of the planes as they fly in low over downtown.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bernardo Fire Raging in San Diego

We had a really dry Winter in Southern California this year.  Even some of my cacti are shriveling up...  The wild shrub/chapparal is tinder dry.  I shot this picture out of our office building looking North at the Bernardo fire (at around 2pm).  As of 6pm, over 800 acres burned, 20,000 homes evacuated, BUT we've not lost any homes.  I can smell the smoke all the way down in Mission Valley.  Let's hope they get it under control soon. Meanwhile, it's air conditioning for the dog and I.  The temperatures are in the high 90s and tomorrow in the low 100s with a moderate hot, dry breeze from the East.  If you want to read more about this fire, here's a link.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Green Sea Turtle

Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas.  These used to be pretty rare when I was a kid.  However, the population has rebounded significantly, now that they are no longer hunted.  They are generally unafraid of people and can often be seen coming up to breathe, even at some of the most busy beaches.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

San Diego American Orchid Society Awards for May, 2014

Here are the American Orchid Society awards from the San Diego Judging on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

 Ansellia africana 'Arnilicious' AM/AOS

Cattleya intermedia coerulea '6760' AM/AOS

Monday, May 05, 2014

Ocean Beach, San Diego, California

I decided to try the new wide angle lens during a sunset at Ocean Beach California.  Here's what resulted...(note, the first one is with a zoom but #2 and #3 are with the wide angle).  Doesn't it just make you want to move to San Diego?

 The last bit of sun before the sun dipped below the waves.

The ever-present Seagulls looking for clams.

A good wide angle shot of the beach and fishing pier.