Kelly Stewart

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Natural La Jolla

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  • Natural La Jolla: Do early blooms signal an early spring?

    Natural La Jolla: Do early blooms signal an early spring?

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: It was an exceptionally warm fall here in La Jolla, with record high temperatures being observed day after day. Temperatures on Thanksgiving Day tied the previous high record for that late in November (87 degrees F). Now that we are into winter, many of the flowering shrubs and...

  • Natural La Jolla: So much beauty under the sea!

    Natural La Jolla: So much beauty under the sea!

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: Our beautiful fall sunsets full of red and orange tones are in full bloom; the sun is still warm during the day, but there's a cool breeze and chilly nights. Lobster buoys bob offshore (the season has been open about a month now) and each morning you see little boats tending to...

  • Natural La Jolla: African tulip tree stuns with gorgeous blooms

    Natural La Jolla: African tulip tree stuns with gorgeous blooms

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: It's the beginning of fall here in San Diego, but our temperatures are still lovely and warm. This amazing climate allows us to have beautiful flowering trees and shrubs all year round, even as the weather starts to cool. One stunner of a tree is the African tulip tree (Spathodea...

  • Natural La Jolla: Summer fun in La Jolla as days wind down to fall

    Natural La Jolla: Summer fun in La Jolla as days wind down to fall

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: Summer is slowly drawing to an end as many kids are already heading back to school. It will still be a while before our temperatures dip down and we return to the cool breezy days of the fall, so there are plenty of things to see and do in La Jolla before summer fades away. Snorkeling...

  • Natural La Jolla: Clever oystercatchers forage along rocky shores

    Natural La Jolla: Clever oystercatchers forage along rocky shores

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: The black oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) is a conspicuous shorebird that may be found along the west coast from Alaska down to Baja California. It is seen less often in Southern California, because the birds prefer rocky shorelines. Oystercatchers are entirely black except...

  • Natural La Jolla: The fragrant frangipani is in bloom!

    Natural La Jolla: The fragrant frangipani is in bloom!

    NATURAL LA JOLLA: Associated with tropical climates and swaying palm trees, the frangipani (Plumeria rubra) is a beautiful flowering tree that can be found here in La Jolla in a more shrubby version of itself. The gorgeous flowers vary in color from pure delicate white, to white tinged with yellow,...

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