March 17, 2010
February 06, 2010
photo credit: TWC ©
January 30, 2010
photo credit: TWC 01-30-10
January 28, 2010
The city lights are Corona and that's the Hollywood Hills way off in the distance thru the canyon (center right)
photo credit: TWC 01-28-10
January 28, 2010
January 21, 2010
January 16, 2010
January 13, 2010
December 25, 2008
The rainbow shimmered and vanished and reappeared several times over the space of an hour. Since we could see both ends of it touching the ground one would assume that there would be a pot of gold at each end.
December 08, 2008
Snow is rare at this elevation
November 15, 2008
Taken from the deck at Casa de Las Rocas Grandes.
This fire came to be known as The Triangle Freeway Complex Fire that flared up at the base of Prado Dam on the Santa Ana River. It was thought to have been ignited by stopped traffic on nearby Highway 71.
The lights you see are Corona Ca and the fire is burning west toward Yorba Linda where it will eventually burn more than 125 homes.
June 23, 2008
June 09, 2008
Sunset across Lake Mathews taken from the upstairs deck. Except to be resized and cropped this photo has not been to visit Photoshop (I rarely tweak photos)
June 15, 2007
Snipped these just before Mrs TWC rolled in from Surf City on June 15, 2007
September 02, 2006
Sunset across the lake with the city lights just beginning to twinkle in the distance
May 28, 2006
With the exception of one very unusual late spring thunder storm, this May in Southern California has meant June. We've been suffering; trapped in the throes of So Cal's notorious and detestable June Gloom until today.
That smaller peak in the lower distant center is Mt Wilson in LA some 75-80 miles from here.
April 28, 2005
From Casa de las Rocas Grande looking due west through Santa Ana Canyon (center) toward Yorba Linda (right side of the canyon end) and ultimately LAX at lands-end. Aircraft landing lights are fruequently visible from the LAX landing pattern some 90 miles away. Corona lies along the base of the Santa Ana Mountains to the left as they rise into Saddleback Peak which is just out of the picture on the left. Lake Mathews to the right.
February 24, 2005
One of the big rocks from which Casa de las Rocas Grande takes its name
July 03, 2004
In Honor of the 4th of July
May 04, 2004
Taken from our bedroom deck during the So Cal firestorms of May 2004
March 27, 2004
Iris with Breath of Heaven. Red Bougainvilla in thebackground