Overgrown Hydrant

The barrage of winter storms is finally finished for Southern California—as sunny days fill the future forecast. Mountains are snowcapped, reservoirs are full, and total rainfall to date in San Diego is nearly twice the total for all of 2022.

All that precipitation is good for the things that grow from the earth—and do they! Driving down Camino Del Rio N, yesterday, I was delightfully surprised to see massive yellow flowers flanking both sides of the street. The city is quite literally in full bloom.

While nowhere as pretty a sight, an obscured fire hydrant—seen along Panorama Drive in University Heights on April 20, 2023—hints at the great growth that atypically fills every earthly orifice.  I used Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra to capture the Featured Image. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 10, 1/900 sec, 23mm (film equivalent); 11:22 a.m. PDT.