Is there hope? Two dogs were lost in six square country miles, they were the size of shoe boxes.

One of the best ways I can come up with to describe this morning is Postcard Perfect, photographs of a morning as today's make beautiful screensavers. I sat in the middle of it drinking my coffee while taking it all in. Over the weekend, I'm writing this on Monday morning, a lady lost her two … Continue reading Is there hope? Two dogs were lost in six square country miles, they were the size of shoe boxes.

Storm Damage, how can we make sense of it all? Repairs are in progress, mostly.

Looking out one window to the North this morning all I saw was a blue sky with a few clouds mingled in, I told Skunkpuppy it looks like the rain let up. As I climbed higher on the ever-expanding flight of stairs gazing west from another window the sky was ominous, dark and foreboding. After … Continue reading Storm Damage, how can we make sense of it all? Repairs are in progress, mostly.

Is Oroville Dam ready? The water is rising fast, do you wonder where it all comes from?

Wet is the best way to describe this morning, the rain let up long enough to sit in the Crows nest to take stock of the slough. Winding around our island this is a small part of the 1500 miles (2414 km) of the Delta, just over 1% of the total weighing in at 17 … Continue reading Is Oroville Dam ready? The water is rising fast, do you wonder where it all comes from?

Why are some birds out today, and not the mammals? Is it possibly a prediction of a different event?

Something is always going on along the slough, most of the time it is a subtle quiet sort of occurrence but always a "what in the heck was that?" moment. This morning was not any different, the female Red Tail Hawk is out and about again under this cloudy grey sky. Hunger is the most … Continue reading Why are some birds out today, and not the mammals? Is it possibly a prediction of a different event?

Will there ever be a way to eliminate the threat of wildfires caused by transmission lines? Yes, there is.

Most mornings I get dressed in work clothes as if I have something to do, but I feel better when I pull blue jeans on topped with a working shirt. I have a morning routine that begins with giving Skunkpuppy a biscuit after she pretends like going outside is her top priority. All types of … Continue reading Will there ever be a way to eliminate the threat of wildfires caused by transmission lines? Yes, there is.

How much disaster insurance is enough? Will Earthquake, Flood, Wildfire, Homeowners and Automobile do?

The weather here compared to nearly everywhere else on the planet is good, practically boring. Our rainy season on the west coast will be over in two months, by the middle of May it will have completed its turn in our cycle. Then the dry out begins until the winds begin in late August with … Continue reading How much disaster insurance is enough? Will Earthquake, Flood, Wildfire, Homeowners and Automobile do?