Frank B. Baiamonte

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Emerald Monitor - More of the Big Green Lizard

A while back I posted a picture I got at the San Diego Zoo, but at the time I didn't know what kind of lizard it was, so I just called it a "Big Green Lizard".  Today I paid a little more attention to the signage - this is an Emerald Monitor, native to the Island of New Guinea.

Click here to see a few more pictures from the San Diego Zoo on Sunday, May 14, 2017.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Temecula Valley Vineyards

We spent a few hours wandering around the vineyards in the Temecula Valley wine country area (about 50 miles north of San Diego) on Saturday.  For the most part it was cold and gray, with off-and-on rain, but that was fine with us.  Usually it is in the 90's out there this time of year.  Here are a few pictures.

This wall of wine bottles in the tasting room at Avensole was cool.

Click here to see a few more images from the Temecula Valley wine country on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Nikki the Cat Goes Wine Tasting in Temecula

This is Nikki, and apparently she likes to go wine tasting with her family from San Diego.  We met her today in Temecula, at the Avensole Winery.

If that look is any indication, this particular white wine may not have been her favorite.

When we first saw Nikki walking into the tasting room, Heather suggested I should get a picture so that we could show it to Aldo, saying something about how we would never get him to agree to do this.


Sunday, April 30, 2017

If You Decide to Hang a Slab of Ribs in Your Backyard . . .

I'm not sure why anyone would, but if you should decide some day to hang a slab of ribs from a tree in your backyard, be careful where you put it . . . because . . . 

. . . you just never know when the neighborhood cat will come wandering by.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Easter Weekend with the Tigers - San Diego Zoo

I spent a good portion of Easter Weekend with the Malayan Tigers at the San Diego Zoo.  Here are a few pictures from Friday and Sunday.

There was a lot of lounging and napping going on Friday.

I did get at least one picture of something other than a tiger - this little green lizard on the face of the cliff above the pond in the tiger habitat.  

Connor came out at about 9:30 on Sunday morning.

Within just a couple of minutes he was busy munching his way through breakfast.

Click here to see a few more images of the Malayan Tigers at the San Diego Zoo on Easter weekend 2017.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Pride of Madiera and Cactus - Balboa Park (San Diego)

There is a nice little Desert Garden next to the Rose Garden in San Diego's Balboa Park.  We wandered through there early on Sunday evening.

There is only small Pride of Madiera in this garden, but we found it at just the right time in bloom.


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About me . . . When I'm not working I like to be out exploring and photographing. I do this blog just for fun, and to be able to share these images with friends. I hope you enjoy viewing these images as much as I enjoyed creating them.

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Header image: Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Cibola, Arizona. End image: Downtown San Diego, California skyline from Coronado Island. Profile picture: Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, by Heather Baiamonte.