Traveling down Wildcat Canyon Road, between Ramona / San Diego Country Estates and Lakeside, shortly after exiting the Barona Indian Reservation, you will find the Oak Oasis Open-Space Preserve on the West side of the road. The relative small preserve covers about 400 acres of oak woodland. The main hiking trail is a 2.5 miles loop that can […]
When photographing an impressive landscape, you often want to have almost everything in focus, the tree that in just a few feet away, as well as the mountain range in the distance – so you dial-in a very small aperture like f/22.
The San Vicente Road Improvement Project, which started in September 2014, to realign the existing two-lane roadway between Ramona and the San Diego Country Estates, (between Warnock Drive and Wild Cat Canyon Road) was completed after about two years. The project reduced curves and hills, improved motorist line-of-sight, added a new turn lane at Deviney […]
The beautiful Lake Sutherland has been covered on this site before: Lake Sutherland Gorgeous Lake Sutherland and you may already know that the construction on the dam began way back in 1927 and was not completed until 1954. “Our” Sutherland Reservoir is located approximately 6 miles northeast of Ramona and when full, has a maximum […]
Twenty-one years ago, my grandfather died at the age of 92 in the same house he grew up in. Next to the old pendulum clock in his living room, above his favorite chair, hung his wedding photo, a sepia colored image in a thick dark brown frame. Besides that wedding photo, there was only one […]
Tribute to “American Graffiti” Written by George Lucas and Gloria Katz, Universal Pictures and Lucasfilm released American Graffiti in August 1973, a film featuring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, but also Harrison Ford and Mackenzie Phillips. A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies, before they go off to college. It’s the […]