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
Is this what we want to have happen if we allow Cogentrix to steamroll us and get their way with an already-archaic fossil-fuel power plant which is slated to spew over 200,000 TONS of toxins into our air? The Quail Brush Power Plant would be located just behind these zombies.
All kidding aside, we must continue to be vigilant on this important issue, or we will wake up to a humming, whirring, belching, farting power plant right on top of our beloved Mission Trails Regional Park, and we will belatedly wonder if there is something more that we could have done to prevent it.
Just one of the many critters who make Mission Trails their home.