Summers End September 29, 2020 at 02:45PM

The season is upon us that the circle of life is visible in children. Here we are at a place where we can see a mother and some of her babies.

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Starlight Bowl September 26, 2020 at 08:08PM

The Starlight Bowl is an open air amphitheater located in Balboa Park. It was constructed for the 1935–1936 California Pacific International Exposition and seats 4,300. It was originally named the Ford Bowl because the automobile manufacturer sponsored outdoor concerts at the venue during the exposition by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the San Francisco Symphony, and other performers.[1]

Until 2011 Starlight Bowl was the outdoor home of the San Diego Civic Light Opera, also called Starlight Musical Theatre, which presented several Broadway musicals each summer. The Civic Light Opera company was founded in 1945. It was one of the oldest musical theatre companies in the United States.

The amphitheater sits almost directly under the landing path for San Diego International Airport. During musical performances the conductor had a set of lights that indicated the noise level from passing planes. When the noise reached a certain level the conductor signaled everyone to pause, and the musicians and performers froze in place until the plane passed.

The San Diego Civic Light Opera struggled financially in recent years and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In 2012 there were no productions, and the company’s website was still live but was only advertising shows at other venues. As of 2016 the company’s email no longer works and its Facebook page has been removed. The unused Starlight Bowl theater is falling into disrepair and has been described as an "attractive nuisance".

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Mount Woodsen Sunset. September 24, 2020 at 02:50PM

Sunset at the top of Mount Woodsen. It was a shortish 2.2 miles from my car to this peak, but it is also an elevation gain of 1184 feet. It took me a while to get up there. 😉

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Woodsens Shadow. September 24, 2020 at 02:50PM

There are three peaks on the far horizon just to the right of center. The tallest peak, with the little higher peak, in Mount Laguna. The haze in the sky is the remnants of smoke from the recent fires.

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Mount Woodsen Crack September 24, 2020 at 02:49PM

The access road serpentines its way up the north side of the mountain. In some places, this place in particular, the road barely makes its way between giant boulders.

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Trailside Memorial September 24, 2020 at 02:48PM

Someone lost someone dear to their heart. Might not even be a human someone lost.

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A Tree September 24, 2020 at 02:47PM

Halfway up the backside of Mount Woodsen, from the 67 access area. That is mostly Ramona in the background.

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In the Shade September 22, 2020 at 11:05PM

Calliope, taking a break in the shade, as we walk the five mile loop of Lake Miramar Reservoir. It was a fairly warm day, and we got our required number of shadow breaks, where we consumed an adequate amount of water.

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Key Lime Interior September 21, 2020 at 12:34PM

I love the smell of these wonderful little citrus fruits.

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San Vicente Reservoir September 20, 2020 at 08:10PM

From the Scenic Overlook along the trail from Oak Oasis County Park, in San Diego County. I think the closest town is Lakeside.

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