Tecolote Canyon is Drying June 21, 2019 at 12:48PM

After this seasons abundance of the watery skies, we had an amazing spurt of growth this past season. Now we are starting to prepare fo the heat, and the drying of the hillside fuels as tinder for the upcomming fire season.

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Missy the Calico Cat June 21, 2019 at 12:48PM

From Wikipedia.

Both male and female cats can be orange or black because the gene that controls orange fur color is on the X chromosome. However, in males, an orange color is usually expressed in a striped or tabby pattern.

Female cats, on the other hand, can be tabby, calico or tortoiseshell. Calico and tortoiseshell are similar, but calicos have patches of white, orange and brown or black while torties’ coats are only orange and black.

Because the X chromosome is responsible for both orange and black fur, female cats can display both colors because they have two X chromosomes. But males, having only one X chromosome, can be either orange or black.

For a male cat to have a calico pattern, the feline has to have three sex chromosomes: two Xs and a Y.

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A little splash of color June 14, 2019 at 03:36PM

I was just playing around and like this. … So, here ya go.

by Jack Foster Mancilla – LensLord™

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Living Large June 14, 2019 at 03:36PM

Just a small lake in the middle of the night. Cool evenings in San Diego.

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The Last Time June 05, 2019 at 10:33PM

The dog does have to go out every night. She is not my Gypsy, but Sugar still needs to pee.

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Emerald Plaza June 05, 2019 at 02:42PM

The one in the middle.
"Emerald Plaza’s hexagonal design allows for the maximum number of guestrooms and offices with views, as well as minimizes wasted space typical to rectangular buildings. Further more, this design utilizes angled window sills, which reflect ambient sunlight into the building, reducing lighting requirements. The Emerald Plaza was built in 1990 at a cost of $150 million. It consists of a steel frame structure with an exterior combination of granite stone panels and reflective glass set in a custom Kynar green aluminum window framing system. The structure itself is balanced on a 9-foot deep concrete block which acts like a floating device, allowing the building ebb and flow, mimicking the movement of water. This technique makes it one of the most stable structures in San Diego."

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And then it was gone May 30, 2019 at 03:58PM

The storm brought a downpouring gush of rain. It poured rain for about ten minutes, and then it was gone.

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