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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

Balboa Park in Bloom: May, 2020

If you’re like many people these days (May, 2020), you’re sheltered-in-place, tired of Netflix 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 Park … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: May, 2020

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. Except when there is a global pandemic, at which time you can only enjoy the garden’s beauty from the street. The Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden is situated on the eastern edge of Balboa Park’s Central Mesa, along … 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