Backyard Coyotes

“Really, you live in Ramona? That’s way out there, in the mountains, isn’t it?”   I hear that quite often, when the conversation comes to where I live. We actually live in the San Diego Country Estates, which are composed of several neighborhoods associated with the unincorporated community of Ramona, California. Regarding “the mountains”, we […]

September Equinox

In North America, autumn is usually considered to start with the September equinox, which this year was on the 23rd day of September. And just a couple days later, a glimpse of fall could already be spotted east of San Diego, 6,000 feet above sea level, in the Laguna Mountains on the eastern edge of the Cleveland National Forest.   […]

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Between 1769 and 1833, Catholic priests of the Franciscan order established 21 Spanish missions in California. Mission San Diego de Alcalá was the first, founded in 1769. The Mission featured in this post, San Juan Capistrano, was seventh, founded in 1776. Looking down a typical exterior corridor Mission Architecture The typical mission architecture still influences […]