Author Archives: pearlsandprose

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Photography. With a little life thrown in.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is this coming Monday. It’s an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it began after the Civil … Continue reading

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Colors of Kauai

I just spent a week on the island of Kauai and it was spectacular. San Diego is indeed lovely, but the colors in Hawaii are so intense and so beautiful, they’re almost on another level…. A plumeria tree in Hanapepe. … Continue reading

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Wisteria Three Ways

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while you’ll know I love wisteria. It’s not as easy to find in California, but I’ve managed to scope out a few. The above shot is one of many I took last … Continue reading

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Borrego Springs

We visited Borrego Springs, the small town surrounded by the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, another time a few years ago, but I never posted the photos. The landscape on the drive there is unusual and beautiful… The first glimpse … Continue reading

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

The Anza-Borrego Desert gets its name from Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza, who crossed the desert in 1774, and the Spanish word for sheep (“borrego”). Those would be native bighorn sheep. This desert preserve is California’s largest state park, … Continue reading

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The Almost Forgotten Video

Oh, I meant to attach this video to my last post and just plain forgot. I hope you don’t mind one more look at the poppies. Not sure why the video’s a little jerky–the version on my iPhone isn’t at … Continue reading

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Superbloom 2019 Part II

Welcome back to Superbloom, or as some are calling it, The Poppy Apocalypse. Here’s another shot of the Elsinore Mountains with the poppies in the foreground. Really can’t get over the colors. The terrain is so unusual too. This is … Continue reading

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Superbloom 2019 Part I

As I said, I took a lot of photos at Walker Canyon, so will divide them into two parts. I forgot to mention that the sky was insanely blue that day. We have such beautiful skies in the winter. I … Continue reading

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Poppy Superbloom Preview

You may or may not have heard of California’s “Superbloom” that happened two years ago. They’re pretty rare–there must be adequate rainfall and moderate temps–but we have another one this year. I missed the last one so was happy to … Continue reading

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Lit From Within

I haven’t been doing much photography lately due to all the rain, so I’m digging into the archives for this shot of Gerbera daisies. The Gerbera is named for German botanist and doctor Traugott Gerber who was a friend of … Continue reading

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