When I was a child, San Diego county outback had millions of beautiful wasps. Now days we do not see so many of them. This is at The Sycamore Canyon Goodman Ranch Open area. I love it. I will be going back. The next time, I will also take my macro lens.
In Southern California back country, like Fallbrook when I was a kid, we had these everywhere. I liked the black ones because they seemed more gentle. They also come in red. As I remember, we had about equal numbers of red and black nests. And every once in a while, they attacked each other.
Calliope, taking a break, and watching for me to be done with whatever the heck I was doing. … "You done yet?? Oh yes, that is not an overcast day, that is because of the fires in the mountains. That is smoke.
USMC Bench Mark by the 2nd Engineer Battalion, with an elevation of 1942 feet above mean sea level when it was measured and marked. … I think I will go back with my GPS and see what the elevation is saying now.
Up along Sycaamore Canyon Trail. It is beautiful, but it is also a place to be avoided in the heat of the day. Here we are at about 3pm, and the heat was starting to dissapate at about 90 degrees, and on its way down.