Castles in the Sand …

Just about every time I roam up to the beach behind the Hotel del Coronado, there's some kind of special sand castle. I don't know if the hotel has a sand castle specialist—I've seen ones for weddings and even proposals, I believe—or there's just a talented sand castle builder who stops by on a regular... Continue Reading →

Spring Is in the Air …

Spring is definitely in the air here in Coronado, as the photo above shows. While most of the trees around me—palm and evergreens—stay green year 'round, some with flowers (along with bushes) are starting to come into full bloom. This lovely scene is from the old ferry landing in Coronado, with downtown San Diego off... Continue Reading →

Unstable Cliffs …

I feel like the world is on the precipice right now, just dangling on the edge. It's so difficult to find some sense of normalcy. We start to come out of a two-year pandemic siege and the nutjob ruling Russia decides to start invading Ukraine, with some unspecified restoring Mother Russia glory in mind. Will... Continue Reading →

Who Wants Pizza?! …

Who doesn't want pizza? In my humble estimation, it's almost the perfect food. It's tasty, portable, and ubiquitous, especially in New York City where this shot was taken down in the lower East Side. In fact, the block it was taken on was like a pizza block. I believe there was at least one more... Continue Reading →

Little Red … Nash Metropolitan?

Well, it doesn't quite have the ring of Prince's "Little Red Corvette," but it sure is a cute little car. I find some of the most unusual cars on my walks here in my native Coronado, along with Volkswagen vans, golf carts of all shapes and sizes, and—unrelated—free little libraries. But this little beauty is... Continue Reading →

Arrangement …

I love displays of all types and this lovely garden wall here in Coronado caught my attention for a number of reasons, including the orange frames with the blue sky color-combo, and just the kind of randomness of it. If I did it, it would all be gridded-out, lined-up, and orderly, so I intensely admire... Continue Reading →

The Traveler …

I see this a lot on my walks: A person calmly paddling along in the San Diego Bay, commuting to or from their destination. It's something I would never think of trying ... I'm not a water person, but I admire those that do choose to be out there. While I was able to keep... Continue Reading →

The Bridge …

It's the thing that separates us from yet connects us to the mainland. I travel this 2.1 stretch of arching steel two or three times a week, to and from visits "over there" and I am never not in awe of it ... it's beauty, it's architectural excellence, it's engineering precision. The view coming across... Continue Reading →

Another Day, Another Sunset …

I missed a gloriously colored sunset the other day, so I tried to time my late afternoon walk the next day to grab some photos if it happened again. I failed to realize that while there's always another day and another sunset, each one is different, like snowflakes. This one was the polar opposite of... Continue Reading →

Moody Sunset …

Back in 2018 I took a walk up to the Hotel del Coronado here in my current hometown and found one of the most incredible sunsets I've ever seen: bright, vivid oranges and pinks silhouetting the people, lifeguard station, and even a passing seagull on the beach. This past Christmas I made my usual holiday... Continue Reading →

Reflections …

They say the New Year is a time for reflection, so here you go. But seriously, folks ... I have a few "resolutions" for 2022. Be more careful with my money (less Amazon and eBay); isolate more until this Omicron thing peaks and hopefully goes away; and while I'm hopelessly addicted to Instagram (check it... Continue Reading →

Framed …

I used to stay in that hotel in the center of the palm trees when I worked for that big pop culture convention. It's called the Hilton Bayfront San Diego, in a bit of Yoda-like language that seems a bit stilted and opposite ("Hotel name out of order, it is."). This shot was taken on... Continue Reading →

Just Around This Corner …

Another shot from a night walk from late last year. This restaurant is near my apartment complex and its warm glow really complements the city of San Diego behind it, off across the Big Bay. I don't go out much at night, but when I do, I'm often rewarded with some great photos (if I... Continue Reading →

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