Monday, December 31, 2012

The Calm Before the Storm - Mission Bay

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Balboa Park Founders

Two of the founders of Balboa Park, Ephraim Morse and Alonzo Horton.

OK, actually statues of two of the founders.  

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

Sunday, December 09, 2012

John Williams is the Man!

Our third fabulous concert in as many weeks.  We saw John Williams conduct the San Diego Symphony - they played a number of his famous compositions, from Close Encounters to Harry Potter to Star Wars.  Fabulous show!

Star Wars fans may enjoy this tribute to John Williams.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

A Little Christmas Color

According to the Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, California, 80 percent of all flowering poinsettias in the world get their start in the greenhouses on this coastal city just north of San Diego. The Ecke Ranch ships several million vegetative cuttings to growers in over 50 countries, and finishes thousands of potted flowering plants for Christmas, sold to wholesale and retail florist outlets in California, Arizona and Nevada. In fact, the poinsettia is arguably the most popular potted plant in the world today.

A native of Mexico, the poinsettia had been introduced into the United States in the early 1800s by its namesake, Joel Roberts Poinsett. The poinsettia's yearly cycle of blooming during the winter, near the holiday season, gave Paul Ecke the notion that this would make an ideal official holiday flower. Over the years, Ecke's, and later, his son Paul Jr.'s, tireless cultivation and promotion of the flower grew the popularity of the flower into the holiday symbol that it has become today.

Today, the Paul Ecke Ranch cultivates a wide variety of poinsettias that produce a variety of blooms and an array of different colors. Along with the traditional crimson red, poinsettias now come in pink, white, coral, salmon, and a number of different shades of red.

By the way, the beautifully colored petals really aren't flower petals at all, but actually leaf-like bracts. The yellow centers are the actual flowers! In addition, The widespread belief that poinsettias are poisonous is a misconception. Studies conducted by The Ohio State University in cooperation with the Society of American Florists concluded that no toxicity was evident at experimental ingestion levels far exceeding those likely to occur in a home environment. In fact, in 1992, the poinsettia was included on the list of houseplants most helpful in removing pollutants from indoor air. So, not only is the poinsettia a safe and beautiful addition to your holiday decor, it can even help keep your indoor air clean!

Friday, December 07, 2012

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Coming Soon to a Chimney Near You!

20 Days to Santa!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Buses and Trucks

Loading post-Trans-Siberian Orchestra Concert.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Whole Lotta Hot

Another harvest of scorpion peppers, ghost peppers and cayenne peppers.  That's a spicy... fishball?

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Another amazing performance!

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

When Will Pigs Fly?

Perhaps Wednesday.  Until then, they'll just be milling about.

They are good at it though.

Monday, November 26, 2012


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Straight No Chaser

The concert was amazing, the gents gracious and interesting after the show.  Unfortunately, the quality of the photos don't match the quality of the music.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey on the grill - traditional So Cal Turkey Day dinner!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Autumn Sky

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Orfila Afternoon

Beautiful afternoon at the winery!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

In Flight

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Rose By Any Other Name

One of Shakespeare's many famous lines.

O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I'll no longer be a Capulet.

[Aside] Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?

'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.

I take thee at thy word:
Call me but love, and I'll be new baptized;
Henceforth I never will be Romeo.

Monday, November 12, 2012


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day - Air Force Academy Drum and Bugle Corps

Today we remember those who have given their lives to protect our freedom.  We honor those who have spent their careers defending our liberty.  And we thank those, like the young men and women here, who have promised to keep our future free.

God bless our veterans, and God bless America.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Friday, November 02, 2012

Thursday, November 01, 2012

November Theme Day: The Water's Edge

Today is Theme Day for our City Daily Photo community, do visit, or go directly to the theme day page and see for yourself.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sunflower Fit for the Day

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Does Anyone Recognize These Folks?

Jeremy, Richard and James atTop Gear Live - Birmingham!

Back to San Diego Daily Photos tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Moon and...

... surely someone recognizes this building...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Two Birds...

... atop what iconic structure?

Monday, October 22, 2012

From the Parthenon ...

... does this give you a clue as to where San Diego Daily Photo flew off to?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

World Record Attempted...

Do you think it was successful?  What do you think it was?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

5 Captains, One Stage...

... any idea where we are?

Thursday, October 18, 2012