Tag Archives: Balboa Park

The Florida Canyon Traihead

One of my favorite San Diego views is the view of the Florida Canyon Trailhead from the Rose Garden at Balboa Park. It is especially compelling in late spring when our rainy season is ending, and the foliage is young … Continue reading

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Palm Canyon’s Ferns, Roots, and Trees

Palm Canyon, in San Diego’s Balboa Park, is multi-level. There is a place you can stand by the roots of a great banyan tree and look across to a pedestrian bridge that goes over it as well and look down … Continue reading

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The Old Cactus Garden, II

Back in Balboa Park’s Old Cactus Garden for a third week, I turned my easel and looked south. I liked how the morning light lit the plants, the left falling slope, and the contrast of the organic shapes to the … Continue reading

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The Old Cactus Garden at Balboa Park

There is an old cactus garden at Balboa Park in San Diego. It looks out over the Cabrillo Bridge and is edged by buildings built for the 1915 Exposition. The plants have unexpected shapes and almost seem to be plotting … Continue reading

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Out Sketching in Balboa Park

Today is our second day without COVID restrictions. It feels so good to be out and about again, although many of us are still clinging to our masks. This morning I went to Balboa Park and sketched a bit. I … Continue reading

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Reflection Pond in December

It was a gorgeous December day in San Diego, warm, bright, and perfect for a painting trip to the reflection pond at Balboa Park. Before leaving the house, I had the thought to paint the pond with the Timken Museum … Continue reading

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Archer or Arches?

Balboa Park has a 30- acre archery range that winds its way under Cabrillo Bridge and along a canyon full of eucalyptus and palm trees. We painted at the target practice area at the start of the trail. It was … Continue reading

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