The new water bill is in and compared to the last billing cycle, we reduced our water usage by 33% - from 9 HCF to 6 HCF* bimonthly. Our average water consumption per day went from 112 gallons in the previous billing cycle to 72 gallons currently. That sounds great, right? We achieved that by … Continue reading Conserving Water in San Diego
I took a slow and relaxed walk with Toni and the camera at Black Mountain Open Space Preserve this morning. A deep marine layer nicely cooled the area, there was a light drizzle, and at the highest point of the Miners Ridge Loop trail, we literally had our head in the clouds. The chaparral in … Continue reading What is wrong with this sign?
My first "super automatic" coffee machine was a Christmas present from my former boss in Germany. What's a "super automatic" you ask? That's the machine that grinds the coffee and brews it for each cup individually. Now once you're arrived on that level, there's no turning back - so after moving to San Diego, I … Continue reading Coffee Calculations
On a recent, spontaneous visit to Broken Hill at Torrey Pines State Preserve it saddened me to see two of the smaller Torrey Pines on the hill dying. I don't know what is causing it, but with California's ongoing drought I would assume the lack of precipitation is one reason. The two photos below were … Continue reading Dying Torrey Pines
I sync all my phone photos to Dropbox, and Lightroom auto-imports the photos from there (freeing precious cloud storage space occupied by 90% crappy phone snapshots;-). I tend to forget to check the auto-import folder every now and then, and just stumbled upon this image. 🙂 This is a bundle of Yellow Pages, originally delivered … Continue reading Signs of the time