Closed or Open: A True Story

I collected and put away today’s yield from the home garden. Four turnips and a radish. Still waiting on most of the winter plants to start producing, and it’s a first season growing everything from seed, so there’s a lot that could still go wrong in the garden. Left the house, and started walking to … Continue reading Closed or Open: A True Story

Balboa Park in Bloom: December, 2020

If you’re like many people these days, you’re wondering when you'll get back to your old social life and don't know when you'll travel next. And you still haven't made up for those travel plans you cancelled. Why not tour one of the most magnificent urban parks in the United States without looking up from … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: December, 2020

Balboa Park in Bloom: November, 2020

If you’re like many people these days, you’re still partly sheltered-in-place and desperate for a diversion. And really want to make up for those travel plans you cancelled. Why not tour one of the most magnificent urban parks in the United States without ever looking up from your phone? Balboa Park contains thousands of beautiful … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: November, 2020

Balboa Park in Bloom: October, 2020

If you’re like many people these days, you’re still partly sheltered-in-place and desperate for a diversion. And really want to make up for those travel plans you cancelled. Why not tour one of the most magnificent urban parks in the United States without ever looking up from your phone? Balboa Park contains thousands of beautiful … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: October, 2020

Balboa Park in Bloom: September, 2020

If you’re like many people these days, you’re still partly sheltered-in-place and, having watched "The Social Dilemma," are looking for other ways to fill your time besides interfacing with social media apps. And you’d really like to make up for those travel plans you cancelled. Why not tour one of the most magnificent urban parks … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: September, 2020

Balboa Park in Bloom: August, 2020

If you’re like many people these days, you’re still partly sheltered-in-place, tired of streaming EVERYTHING and looking for something to do besides your essential job. And you’d really like to make up for those travel plans you cancelled. Why not tour the largest urban park in the United States without leaving your living room? Balboa … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: August, 2020

Balboa Park in Bloom: July, 2020

If you’re like many people these days, you’re still partly sheltered-in-place, tired of streaming EVERYTHING and looking for something to do besides your essential job. And you’d really like to make up for those travel plans you cancelled. Why not tour the largest urban park in the United States without leaving your living room? Balboa … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: July, 2020

Balboa Park in Bloom: June, 2020

Take a break from Netflix and enjoy a look at Balboa Park’s flowering trees. You’ll learn a few fun facts about each and get a couple surprises along the way. The Balboa Park trees in bloom, June 2020 are: Tipuana TipuGold MedallionBeestillMexican Palo VerdeMarkhamiaAustralian WillowCrepe MyrtleCockspur CoralJacarandaMagnoliaSweetshadeAustralian Flame Tree ** Tipuana Tipu https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/tipuana-tipu Location(s) in … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: June, 2020