AUTUMN IN SAN DIEGO – EL NINO ARRIVES BRINGING MUCH-NEEDED RAIN & THE HARBOR SEAL COLONY RETURNS. Pelicans huddle together on the bluff while high-tide waves crash & boom. Harbor seals snooze tiredly on the beach after long swims for fish. A pelican bathes at the edge of the sea. Storm clouds filling the sky make a stunning ray-filled light at sunset with pink puffy clouds silhouettes of palm trees in the east. There’s a definite chill in the air with 68 degrees in this San Diego Autumn by-the-sea.
SAN DIEGO AUTUMN FILLS THE LA JOLLA FARMER’S MARKET WITH LOVELY ORANGE PERSIMMONS. Persimmons have a Calyx top, which can be removed & left to dry. The dried calyx look like lovely “wooden” flowers. Persimmons sliced up & put into a spinach salad with dried cranberries make a lovely Autumn salad. In Japan, persimmons are a well-known Autumn subject for paintings. The two Japanese brush paintings here are painted by me. Persimmons an ode to Autumn:
The village so old
there’s not a single house
without a persimmon tree.