San Diego Gives Kids Permission to Play

Finally. After SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2)—also known as COVID-19—restrictions shut down playgrounds across San Diego County in mid-March 2020, they reopened on October 2. Strange juxtaposition? Same day, the President of the United States was admitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, after testing positive for the disease. What’s that saying about coincidental timing? If there is one.

Along with the playgrounds, public libraries reopened—and the timing is quite deliberate. California has started sending out mail-in ballots for the November 3 election (we received ours yesterday). Drop boxes will be placed in libraries.

I used Leica Q2 to capture the Featured Image, today, at Old Trolley Barn Park in University Heights. Photo is composed as shot and straight RAW to JPEG conversion; meaning no editing. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/2, ISO 100, 1/800 sec, 28mm; 8:52 a.m. PDT. After days of blistering sun and unseasonable heat, the morning was overcast.