Dale and K’lee‘s Cosmic Photo Challenge theme for this week is I’ve Got the Monday Blues. Visit both their sites to see the beautiful, cool, and crazy stuff they came up with, and learn how to play along.
Smooth as Mirrored Glass
San Diego, California in the USofA, is located in a coastal desert. Authorities claim we’ve averaged 10.34″ of rainfall a year over the last 30 years, but I suspect they round up to the next inch every time they measure — real glass-half-full kinds of folks.)
Every now and then, we do get enough rain to saturate the clay-infused ground and create some splash-worthy puddles. Some last a few days. That’s what I found a couple days after one of last winter’s storms, with the wind at a complete standstill.
I do love my iPhone camera — convenient and always ready.
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“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” William Cullen Bryant
Dale and Klee’s Cosmic Photo Challenge — oh, how I’ve missed you! Nature is just beginning to anticipate her chance to rest and recuperate from months of riotous revels reaching up to life-giving sun. To help her celebrate, Dale decided this week’s theme is The Trees. You can see Dale’s entries there, K’lee’s entries here, and how to play along on both sites.
Living in southern California, we see little of the deciduous glory so much of the world experiences. But we do have the liquid amber (Liquidambar styraciflua), commonly called the American sweetgum.
May I present, A Bit of Autumn in San Diego.
Hugh and Mina loved to run, and I might be in my early-ish 60s, but I wasn’t so old I couldn’t indulge them. The summer evening was dark, but still warm. Running felt like flying with 30 pounds of dog pulling me along. Old neighborhood, tall trees in the tree lawns, their roots shaping the sidewalk. No street lamps.