Rain is almost always a welcome event in the Western United States, beginning around November it typically lasts until April. This year is shaping up to be a good rain year, we certainly need it. I was watching the weather report this morning, noticing a disturbing reaction to rain, and it happens every year during … Continue reading My views about Climate Change.
One thing I have learned in this life is if an idea for an article comes to mind and I don't do something with it I will lose it and never be able to recall it again. This afternoon is one of those times, it's overcast we are expecting the next few days to be … Continue reading “nothin’ ain’t worth nothin’ when it’s free”
Lately, upon waking I look out the bedroom window to see if it's foggy, and it was this morning again. I get dressed as if I have people to see and things to do, in reality, there is nothing I do that can't wait until tomorrow. Being overcast the fog is not real heavy, visibility … Continue reading From one small town to another, if you live in one you can laugh with me.
The reality is that one cubic yard of sea water weighs 1700 pounds (771 k), a wall of water three feet high, 100 feet long and 50 feet wide has enormous weight and inertia behind it.
The migratory animals will be returning as well, although due to West Nile Virus we lost several large flocks of birds. The Red Wing Blackbirds, Crows, and Mudhens are a few of the birds that have declined drastically.
Fog everywhere this morning, at least as far as the eye can see which is not far, I can make out the levee on the far side of the slough. Sitting there with my coffee feeling as if I should return to bed and stay there until things shape up and the sun shows itself, … Continue reading Binoculars don’t work in the Fog, neither does Skunkpuppy.
As I look out my window while I write, read, and dream of things to come I study the Diablo range of mountains that form the western boundary of the Great Central Valley. I will whenever possible sit on the deck talking to a grandchild and inevitably the conversation goes to those hills. Looking from … Continue reading “The Other Big One”, the worst natural disaster to strike the entire West Coast, and few have heard of it.