Balboa Park in Bloom: February

How would you like to tour a magnificent urban forest without looking up from your phone? Balboa Park contains thousands of beautiful trees from around the world. Towering giants and quirky flora from Australia, South and Central America, South Africa, India, and China thrive in San Diego’s Mediterranean climate. Join me in a look at … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: February

Balboa Park in Bloom: January

How would you like to tour a magnificent urban forest without looking up from your phone? Balboa Park contains thousands of beautiful trees from around the world. Towering giants and quirky flora from Australia, South and Central America, South Africa, India, and China thrive in San Diego’s Mediterranean climate. Join me in a look at … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: January

The Best of Balboa Park in Bloom

Please join me in a look at Balboa Park in Bloom's Best! ** Flowering Peach African Tulip Naked Coral Flowering Plum Strawberry Snowball Trunk of a Floss Silk. Yeah, go ahead and climb... Brazilian Coral Helen Borcher Flowering Peach Magnolia. From the age of the dinosaurs. Speaking of prehistoric animals... Orchid South African Coral Trunk … Continue reading The Best of Balboa Park in Bloom

Balboa Park in Bloom: Stop and Smell the Roses

Balboa Park is home to an award-winning rose garden, free and open to the public year-round. The Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden is situated on the eastern edge of Balboa Park’s Central Mesa, along Park Boulevard. It was built in segments, beginning in 1973, and has been recognized multiple times for its beauty. Nationally … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: Stop and Smell the Roses

Lemonade out of Lemons

You’ve heard the saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” It means you should try to make the best of a bad situation. For example, if you’re sheltered in place during a global pandemic, you can use the opportunity to read easygoing, light-hearted books like Crime and Punishment, War and Peace, or Signs Preceding … Continue reading Lemonade out of Lemons

100 Years Ago Today: The More Things Change…

A brash Republican leader with real estate expertise, questionable ethics, a gift for snarky nicknames, and a stunning political victory over a heavily-favored opponent three years earlier, sued a liberal newspaper for libel in a fit of pique after the publication mocked the leader’s failed business dealings. Sound plausible? It happened one hundred years ago … Continue reading 100 Years Ago Today: The More Things Change…