Hanging Houses

A quick, placeholder post replaces the one previously planned. In uncharacteristic fashion, Cali made a bed out of my lap tonight—and I let her. The other musing, dealing with today’s experience at the San Diego Library book sale, must wait.

These bird houses hang from one of two young trees planted where were a magnificent pair of Canary Island Date Palms. A few years ago, the city chopped down both, after the dreaded South American Palm Weevil infected them. Causalities are too many in my neighborhood of University Heights. I still mourn the palm that had been across the street from my office window and which similarly had to be destroyed

I used Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra‘s Portrait mode to take the Featured Image. The artificial blur helps to obscure the busy background (garbage day cans and that car). Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 10, 1/450 sec, 23mm (film equivalent); 12:40 p.m. PST, Nov. 16, 2023.