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Dead trees in San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

Dead can be beautiful

Picture of the Moment

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Long-time readers know that I have a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management from Texas A&M University. My minors (if Texas A&M recognized minors) would have been civil engineering and organic chemistry.

My intent when I enrolled at Texas A&M was to go into structural engineering, i.e., gaining as much from the forest as we could to build our homes and businesses. Research and development with a forestry company like Weyerhauser, Texas Pacific, Louisiana Pacific, or Georgia Pacific. Even though I have never used my degree, I still have a great appreciation for trees, even dead ones.

Dead trees in San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

I found that beauty in the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge where I have been hanging out on a regular basis.

For more about the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge see these posts:

I’m trading in my beach sandals for hiking boots

A lonely sycamore grove

It’s a staredown

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

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Dead tree in the boondocks

Scenes from……………the boondocks

Out & About

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My home inspection yesterday was out in the boondocks, and not just any boondocks. These were boondocks I had never been in before. Enjoy.

San Vicente Avenue, the main “street” into the subdivision.
(Avenue? This wasn’t looking good for the city boy.)Main street to the boondocks

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Poor tree (but nice picture!)Dead tree in the boondocks

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Photogenic birds in the boondocksBird in the boondocks

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Front lawn ornaments were different from in the city Front lawn ornament in the boondocks

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Historic home in the boondocks
(love the fire hydrant on the corner)Historic home in the boondocks

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Rocky Lane — the street where I would be doing the home inspection
(this city boy has a different visual for “Lane”)Street in the boondocks

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Grandpa’s backyard chair at sunriseBackyard sunrise in the boondocks

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Boondocks pets were larger than city petsPets in the boondocks

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Swimming pools were a little different
(this was a community pool shared by six families)Community swimming pool in the boondocks

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Toys from four generations
(Not a computer or television anywhere!)Toys from four generations

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Street addresses were differentStreet address in the boondocks

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A boondocks kitchen
(just like my wise old grandmother had;
yes, originally I am from the boondocks, in Texas) Kitchen from the boondocks

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One of Grandpa’s farming implementsGrandpa's farming implement from the boondocks

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Lastly, if your house burned in the October 2003 Cedar Fire, be sure to rebuild a bigger and badder house, even if you’re already on top of the mountain. That will teach Mother and Father Nature a thing or two! Ha!

Big, bad house in the boondocks

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The boondocks map
(It looks like a nice subdivision on the map! Ha!
The only paved road is in yellow in the lower left corner.)Map of the boondocks
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