Rising early isn’t my greatest strength but recently, I packed the photo backpack in the evening thinking that, if I’d wake up early, I would head out to nearby Lake Hodges, which is just a 10 minute drive, and walk up to “that hill” overlooking the lake.
Two Chilly Mornings
Not unusual for December, we had a couple of rather chilly nights where temperatures dropped enough to allow a little bit of hoarfrost building up overnight in open areas. Since it’s not often that there’s a chance to photograph “things with frost” at our latitude and elevation, I took the opportunity to be out early with the camera.
Staying close to home, working the scene, exploring techniques, screwing up, making believe, sunset, sunrise, twilight, infrared… and it ends in a déjà vu.
More from the Backyard Daturas
Three more photos of the Daturas in the backyard, and a time lapse video of five flowers opening, in the evening.
Rancho Bernardo Style Rock Art
Throughout Poway, Rancho Bernardo and Escondido, native American rock art from the Kumeyaay and Luiseño can be found and if you know just where to look it isn’t very hard to find and see. Here is some of it, in the Rancho Bernardo area. These maze-like patterns have been described as unique — the “Rancho Bernardo Style”.
The Human Touch
Sometime in April, when I walked through the gate on the east side of the house to get from the front yard to the back yard, I scared off a bird that seemed to be sitting underneath some of the many spider plants that grow and pretty much take care of themselves there.