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.
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