Had a lovely weekend in Rancho Cuyamaca, camping. The pine and oak forest there is just beginning to recover from the 2004 fire, so there are stretches of trees with blackened branches amidst clumps of scrub and undergrowth. Some trees oddly sprout green crowns, and others are unscathed. As the year's been dry, the meadow grass is brown and bleached gold. I saw an oak with mistletoe, and wanted to immediately cut some, but since the tree was within sight of the ranger station, decided against it.