Scrub Jay

While I often call it “Blue Jay”, it’s just not right. This is a California Scrub Jay, a real bully,  feeding on small animals, like frogs and lizards, eggs and young of other birds, but also grains, nuts, and berries. What’s worse, it’s regularly waking me up. On Wikipedia, its “screech” is described as “harsh and scratchy“. […]

American Graffiti, again.

Two years ago on a Thursday night, just after I had learned about the “Ramona American Graffiti Cruise Night”, I got the chance to take a couple of pictures. The pictures together with my thoughts can still be found here. Cruise Night is still going strong and there is still “no talking trash about anyone’s […]

Hometown Coyotes

The San Diego Country Estates are composed of several neighborhoods associated with the unincorporated community of Ramona, California. About 3,500 households are spread over a total area of 17 square miles, with most lot sizes are between 1/2 and 1 acre. Many of the homes were built close to one edge of a property line, […]