We Needed That

On February 7 – 9th we got rain, lots and lots of rain. But we really needed it as we are experiencing a serious draught here on the west coast. Mount Tamalpais, which is just a few miles from the house, got 21 inches of rain during this weekend! This is what those three days looked like here at the… Continue reading

Between Rains

This holiday weekend was supposed to feature a visit from family, but the weather forecast called for rain; so, they rescheduled. And rain it has. We got out briefly this afternoon, got rained on a bit, but got a few pictures between raindrops. The smell of the sage and other desert plants was scrumptious! The wind was delightfully vigorous. By… Continue reading

We Survived the Storms!

I’m not too sure how much rain fell over the past 3 days, but it seemed to be of Biblical proportions. One of our friends posted that his dog, Madison, was upset she wasn’t going to be allowed on the arc because she had been neutered. When the rain is pounding, you can hardly hear anything in the house but… Continue reading

Knock, Knock! Who’s There?

Winter! Yesterday I was on my way to Safeway when I noticed the change: the hills are definitely beginning to turn green. The bay area is probably not unique in this regard, but I’ve never lived in an area that greened during the rainy winter season with fewer hours of daylight but turned dry and brown during the longer days… Continue reading

Under Siege!

We have had 4 days of heavy, solid rain here in the Los Angeles area—totally out of the ordinary for paradise. What’s interesting is this is like snow in Atlanta. The city starts to fall apart. They can’t cope with rain since it never happens. Of the 6 elevators in the building I was in today, only 2 were working!… Continue reading

It’s Following Me!

First it was Ireland: record rainfall and driving through unbelievable flooding. Then it was Arkansas: record rainfall and driving through unbelievable flooding. For the past three days, with more in the forecast, it’s now here in southern California! Stop the madness! (Actually, I’ve rather enjoyed the rainfall. And yesterday I heard one of the most virulent thunder rumbles of all… Continue reading

Going As Fast As It Came

I’m just sick over it, literally. Last Sunday my cousin, Susan, unexpectedly called and wanted to come over from Birmingham to visit.  I was delighted.  I haven’t seen her in a of couple years.  She was going to be in town on business and thought we could visit. I’m not so sure this was a good idea really.  We always… Continue reading