I went by this car on fire before the police, fire trucks, and ambulances got there. There’s no additional information online so I presume everyone involved is okay. In pre-dashcam days I would have stopped to take a picture. I always felt guilty about stopping to take pictures of accidents and such. I like post-dashcam days better.
This is one of my favorites of the Trichocereus grandiflorus Thai hybrids growing in my gardens.
I see Mama wearing a beautiful hat and with all her children gathered around.
I think they are going on a spring outing to a botanical garden somewhere.
Trichocereus are some of the most popular cacti because of their huge, magnificent blooms.
It keeps raining.
This is not the San Diego that I’ve come to know and love.
It does make for some good macro pictures of itty bitty teeny tiny little raindrops on the plants in my gardens.
Following are my favorite two from today and yesterday.
Macro of a raindrop on a
Sprenger’s Asparagus Fern (Asparagus aethiopicus),
not a true fern:
Itty bitty teeny tiny little raindrops
itty bitty teeny tiny little succulent flower.
Recently I was on Amtrak somewhere between San Diego and Los Angeles, and the sun was setting.
It was beautiful, but I have discovered that trying to take pictures of sunsets through Amtrak windows while the train is cruising along at 92 mph (it’s top speed here in Southern California) makes for some, uh, interesting sunset pictures.
On this day, though, the train stopped at a station that was perpendicular to the sunset, allowing me to get a pretty nice sunset picture.
Who knew that bad meerkats got arrested?
Here are the recently released mug shot photos for Mickey the Meerkat, arrested for abandoning his post.
Here is what Mickey the Meerkat should have been doing at his sentry post:
Here is what the Meerkat Police, San Diego Zoo Division, found Mickey the Meerkat doing:
It’s amazing how having a great macro lens for one’s camera causes one to see things that one has never seen before, like these itsy bitsy teeny tiny little beautiful flowers.
The city of San Diego, as well as its suburbs, love to paint their streetside utility boxes.
I’m not complaining.
I love ’em, and I’m always on the lookout for the coolest of the cool ones.
Utility boxes are usually at street corners or in heavily trafficked areas where there is no parking so they often are difficult to get a picture of.
I have been known, however, to go around the block several times looking for parking so I can get out and take a picture.
Here’s one of my favorites from this past weekend:
I believe it’s the very rare Agave utiliensii, not normally seen in cultivation.