Sunday, November 13, 2011

Urban Trees

Learn more about the Urban Trees Project here.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Urban Trees

See an interactive map of the current crop of trees.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Urban Trees - Stars!

The Port's Public Art Program conceived this temporary exhibit to punctuate and activate the postcard views of San Diego Bay and invite people to stroll along and enjoy the pedestrian promenade. Artists were invited to apply their creative energies to the design of artistic trees to add color, form, interest and fun to the waterfront.

 The 30 artworks were commissioned for the Urban Trees 6 exhibit, which extends for a half mile along Harbor Drive from the Cruise Ship Terminal to Hawthorn Street. Along the way, visitors can enjoy other attractions including the USS Midway, the Maritime Museum of San Diego, Flagship Cruises & Events, Hornblower Cruises & Events and outstanding waterfront dining.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Site of the First Padres Ballpark

Lane Field encompasses approximately 5.7 acres of land located on the north side of Broadway, between North Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway, adjacent to the core of San Diego’s downtown. From the 1930s through the 1950s, Lane Field served as a baseball stadium for the teams of the Pacific Coast League. It was the home of the Padres from 1936 to 1957. Since the 1960s, the site has been primarily used for parking.

The Port and Lane Field San Diego Developers, LLC are have entered into options to lease, activating the bayfront with two hotels, visitor-serving retail, underground public parking, and nearly two acres of public space. The development would also extend upland views through "C" Street to San diego Bay throught an east-west roadway. The roadway separates the site into Lane Field North and Lane Field South and serves as a common vehicular entrance to both sites terminating at a large public plaza adjacent to North Harbor Drive.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

A Different View of Downtown

You'll see this view if you cross the bridge from the convention center to the ballpark.  And, as we have generally pretty fantastic weather, you're likely to have the same beautiful skies!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Spotting the Elusive Green Flash

According to wikipedia, Green flashes and green rays are optical phenomena that occur shortly after sunset or before sunrise, when a green spot is visible, usually for no more than a second or two, above the sun, or it may resemble a green ray shooting up from the sunset point. Green flashes are a group of phenomena stemming from different causes, and some are more common than others. Green flashes may be observed from any altitude (even from an aircraft). They usually are seen at an unobstructed horizon, such as over the ocean, but are possible over cloud tops and mountain tops as well.

This sign, on a sculpture at Mission Beach, tells you how to see one.  I've seen a lot of sunsets on the beach and have yet to see the green flash... but there's always next time!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Need a Yummy Burger?

Stop by Boomerangs - delicious gourmet burgers with loads of interesting ingredients that you can put on (or in!) your burger!  Fantastic!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

October 13, 2011... 10:55 AM, Autumn?

Not according to the thermometer!  Fortunately it is a dry heat.  :-)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Praying Mantis

These guys are pretty interesting!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Water Lily

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011


We light candles today to honor those we lost.  May we always remember the day all of our lives changed.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday, September 09, 2011

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Friday, September 02, 2011

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another Bug!

Not a great picture as he was running away, but I really liked the color of him and just couldn't leave him out of today's post.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011