Last weekend it rained in So Cal. Mind you, it hasn’t rained here – like that – in months upon months of months. A long time.
During a break in the rain, I took a walk with my camera and caught some lovely photos. Enjoy…
The sky, with a bit more rain in the clouds.
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the sky with rain-fattened clouds.
Cactus do some amazing things right after a rain.
Just when you think this cactus, above, is totally dead, it comes back to vivid life.
Another pretty cactus in bloom. Same neighbor’s yard.
Aren’t the yellow flowers beautiful?
This arroyo is dry 95% of the time.
This arroyo runs through the local golf course near my house. This is the first time I’ve seen so much water in it since the late 1990’s.
Another shot of the sky.
This shot, above, had the ubiquitous So Cal palm tree, so I had to take it.
Buckets of Water
So, yeah. Like many So Cal homes, ours doesn’t have gutters. Someday we’ll get there – but for now, we collect water in used laundry detergent buckets. Both in the front and the back yards. It’s one way to keep the yards from flooding…
Many of my other photos are on my laptop, which is busy being backed up by Carbonite and, so, extremely slow when it comes to photos. I hope you enjoy!
I’m working on bringing Wine Fridays back, so stay tuned. Here’s hoping you have a happy weekend!
I have lots of summer memories – great ones that I’d like to share.
Frolicking dogs on the beach.
And this one…
Saturday’s Tomato harvest – the small yellow ones are the lemon pear tomatoes, the small red ones are the cherry tomatoes, the two green and yellow striped ones toward the back are the Green Zebra, and the orangish one at the front right is the Mr. Stripey (but without stripes).
Plus this…one of these days, Brenda Chin, we ARE going kayaking. This is a promise! My coast or yours, doesn’t matter.
Kayaks, and the garden. Two of my favorite things…
And I can’t forget this! The little dog would curl around the man, then trot out to the end of the kayak, then back to the man – but he was a real good little sea doggie.
Just taking the dog for a paddle…lol!
I really hate to say goodbye to summer, so I’m not going to. Especially since I believe we’ll get hot temps into October.
And one of my most favorite memories from this summer. The seal.
Isn’t he gorgeous?
As August winds down and September looms, may the memories you cherish implant themselves into your heart.
From me to you, with love.
Until next time, be good to one another!
So, I was filling my gas tank the other day. And I saw this cool thing for adults to stretch while they’re bored, filling their tank. Which I didn’t take a picture of. But as I walked around, stretching, the other side of the advert caught my eye. Take a look.
Hysterical. And very interesting! But it’s up so high, I’d have to lift any kid into bugs way up over my head so s/he could see. The thought is nice, though…just FYI, there were six more bugs on this that I couldn’t get into the photo.
~ Until the next time, cheers – and remember to drink responsibly! ~
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