Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Summer-charred sycamore..

Spring arrived...the dormant buds unfurled...the bare trees got back their green crown....

But some of them were not lucky...

The prolonged and harsh summer has taken toll on some of them...This sycamore is all dry ..no signs of life...such sights make me scared of the imminent summer..


Balboa park in Spring......

Weeks before, we paid a visit to the famous Balboa park...........

Some pink trumpet trees were in peak of their bloom and were grabbing much eyeballs...


Such a delightful sight it made!


The Callery pears were getting ready to put on their floral best, the moon was rising behind the iconic fountain..

Friday, February 20, 2015

San Diego beaches..

Beautiful San Diego beaches............

Mission beach.............


Point Loma........

Torrey Pines........

Sunset cliffs....

 La Jolla...........

Pacific beach..........

Ocean beach.......

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Spring is here...........

Spring is palpable in every nook and corner......in the blooms of plants and in the appearance of fauna...

Aeonium............

Geranium........

Callery pear.........

Avocado bloom...........

Pine pollen........

Sea lavender........

Song sparrow.........

Bluebird...........

 Tree squirrel...............


Sea lavender on Sunset cliffs.......

Sea lavender by the sea..........heralding spring...

At mid-day...

At sunset.......

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The season when Callery pear blooms..........

The brief but very appealing time of the year, when the Callery pear trees are coverd in zillion white blossoms..



In less than a week, the flowers will wither away and the tender green leaves will dominate...

Spring sycamore....

The sycamores are sporting tender green foliage.......



Hard to believe they looked like this just a month back......

Friday, February 6, 2015

Pear tree...

Barely a month back, the old pear tree looked  like this.....vibrant, the glory of the property.....

After braving many storms and rain showers, now it looks like this...

Song sparrow nests...

We know that birds can build there nests anywhere.......tree branches, dead tree hollows, well walls, roofs, underneath the overbridge, fields....just anywhere...
The other day I spotted these well-camouflaged nests on the baby sun rose-draped slopes near my house... these pretty green abodes belong to song sparrows!!




Rainbow sighting..........

The other day, on my afternoon walk, I was treated with this stunning rainbow.
What made it more interesting is its one end merged just behind my University, SDSU campus.