COVID-19, isolation, and bright butterflies.

I tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. It’s relatively mild. I’ve been home self-isolating all week.

Unfortunately, I can’t go out on my walks. It’s a bit depressing.

One thing I can do–when not sleeping or listening to the Padres or reading a book–is scroll through my blog. To me, Cool San Diego Sights is almost like a journal. (A good reason for you to start your own blog!) The thousands of photographs and written descriptions help me to remember all the things I’ve experienced during past walks. It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been doing this blogging thing for almost nine years.

So here I am, wondering this Friday morning if there are some old images I could easily repost. Then thinking: there are so many butterfly pics!

How appropriate. Butterflies are symbols of hope, transformation and healing.

These bright butterflies were spotted all over San Diego, from Escondido to Imperial Beach, from Mission Bay to El Cajon, and everywhere in between. How many do you recognize?

Fortunately, I still have many unused photos in my computer. So this weekend don’t be surprised if you see blog posts concerning past walks in La Jolla, Carlsbad, Old Town, Balboa Park, and perhaps elsewhere!

This blog now features thousands of photos around San Diego! Are you curious? There’s lots of cool stuff to check out!

Here’s the Cool San Diego Sights main page, where you can read the most current blog posts.  If you’re using a phone or small mobile device, click those three parallel lines up at the top–that opens up my website’s sidebar, where you’ll see the most popular posts, a search box, and more!

To enjoy future posts, you can also “like” Cool San Diego Sights on Facebook or follow me on Twitter.

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

8 thoughts on “COVID-19, isolation, and bright butterflies.”

  1. I just love your site. I often see articles on my Newsbreak app and ALWAYS click on your photos. I’m sorry you’re stuck inside with Covid, but a little sunshine will do you good. Go outside for just a little while and get sun on your face. At least that’s what my grandmother would say when I didn’t feel well and she wanted me to smile.

    I look forward to more pictures and stories. I teach middle school students who are either new to America or still struggling with mastering English concepts. I’ve shown many of your pictures to get them practicing their English speaking skills and will continue to do so. Perhaps your comment of creating my own blog will be a place I can get kiddos to use skills in reading and writing to contribute information in a different way than a boring essay.

    Thanks for what you do and always bringing a smile to my heart. Patsy Steele

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    1. Wow! Thanks for the very nice comment! I’ve gone outside a few times, but my head when walking about isn’t quite right. Yes, I believe blogging would be a wonderful thing for kids to participate in. It teaches many different skills and can provide a sense of optimism and accomplishment. Thanks again and have a great weekend!


  2. Fantastic photos, these pieces of Butterly artwork look so cool, and really brighten up the day. Always enjoy your posts so much. Sorry to hear you’ve had COVID and are isolating, hope you are feel better soon. 🙂

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