Observations and occasional comments about San Diego county weather - nature - and the world around us.
By: WatchinTheSky, 12:48 AM GMT on January 01, 2016
Backyard birds are the theme for the new blog!
There is always someone on guard, looking over the territory!
Sometimes you get the sun just right to really light up the Anna's gorget feathers a fiery red!
This Anna's has the same head feathers but a little different angle and they look almost black.
We haven't seen the scrub jays for a while, but they came to visit this morning so a little bribe was...
Updated: 12:23 AM GMT on February 05, 2016
By: WatchinTheSky, 1:56 AM GMT on December 23, 2015
I hope for Happiness and Health for all this season :-)
And of course :-)
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Updated: 12:58 AM GMT on December 25, 2015
By: WatchinTheSky, 10:48 PM GMT on November 30, 2015
Beginning a new week, last week saw almost .4" of rain from a cold Alaska system - not the expected direction of an El Nino storm. It is early in the rain season, so far at home we are at around 50% of normal. Just 30 miles south in San Diego, they are about 10% above normal. But to keep things in perspective, we should be around 2" - a bit more for home, a bit less for SD. (I can hear the snorts and sneers from Texas and farther east!)
Since we are not ...
Updated: 8:19 PM GMT on December 22, 2015
By: WatchinTheSky, 4:56 AM GMT on November 18, 2015
For this trip, this was C's 'must do' segment! Being a big fan of the Bubbly, getting to see the area of origin was not to be missed.
We are there after the harvest, Fall is in swing so colors are changing.
I didn't realize most of the big champagne producers have their vineyards one next to the other with no barriers/fences, just small access roads running between the vines. Generally, nothing can be labeled as Champagne unless it ...
Updated: 5:00 PM GMT on November 20, 2015
By: WatchinTheSky, 9:41 PM GMT on November 12, 2015
A little bit of a random mix of sights in Paris, not there long enough to see all there was - for sure ;-) The weather was mostly super, I recommend early November for traveling Europe - at least Italy, Ireland, and now France ;-)
No museums this time, though there is the saying that if you stand on the 'zero mile' marker just outside of Notre Dame - you are assured a return visit!
Well, OK then! :-)
Let's get very random out of th...
Updated: 6:33 PM GMT on November 17, 2015