Mission Trails When the Days are Short

San Diego does not exhibit the kinds of blatant seasonal changes that you see in Vermont, Oregon or Michigan; we have a more subtle shift in the weather.  Here is what it looks like when winter comes to Mission Trails.

The sun goes down sooner…

Moon rise on a crisp blue sky is common.

Oak leaves turn orange and then drop off at their leisure.

The dam swells from occasional rainstorms.

Note:  Our iconic Mission Dam will turn 200 in the year 2016, which is the same time Cogentrix would construct their Quail Brush power plant in a spot that could be seen from just above the dam.

This is where many of us come to escape the distractions of civilization and the work-a-day life.  We all need Nature to balance us.

Have you ever sat on a rock and looked closely at the colors and patterns?

The sky flaunts drama.

Sunset signals our time to say goodbye until the next time.

Photographs copyright by Patty Mooney

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Author: pattymooney

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3 thoughts on “Mission Trails When the Days are Short”

  1. Lovely. And let’s keep it this way. Right now is the perfect time to click on the Email Activism tab and compose a short letter and send it off, if you haven’t already done so. At the MTRP Task Force meeting yesterday, it was clear that we must press on. “It ain’t over ’til it’s over!”

  2. Beautiful pictures! Thank you for taking the time to show the beauty of Santee! We must preserve Mission Trails!

  3. Thank you for the lovely pictures of a place that is so important to me … the land, the plants, the animals, the history …. JP

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