Super Bloom, Spring 2017 The drought that has plagued the Southwest United States, Southern California included, has been declared over... for the most part. We saw hardly any rain over the last five years and this winter we made up for the deficit. Finally! And when the rains come, so do the wildflowers. The Torrey… Continue reading Wildflowers of Torrey Pines, Guy Fleming Trail
We have been sitting here for more hours than I can begin to count being brutally lashed by his seemingly never ending fury. I would be lying if I said it wasn’t scary…terrifying…at times, but we are among the lucky ones. We are safe and dry.
Harvey has taken so much from so many. Homes, lives, hopes, jobs–all washed into the Gulf of Mexico by his relentless anger. As the horrifying images and desperate needs flash across my screen in endless and quick succession, I sit here with tears in my eyes. Where do you begin? I have never felt so helpless. My neighbors are in dire straits and I can’t do anything but pray. It’s a terrible feeling.
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The local news had me stop in my tracks this morning- not for a shocking headline but for the sound of a new song. The music chosen to play into the commercial break was fabulous! I opened Spotify on my phone, and identified these fabulous musicians: Mariachi El Bronx. Not new, but new to me.… Continue reading Everything Old is New Again- Music
California's above average, drought-busting winter rains are the proverbial blessing and a curse- floods, rock falls and mudslides that probably won't be seen for another ten to twenty years, but the reservoirs are near to full, the snowpack in the Sierras is reassuringly deep and... oh, the WILDFLOWERS! If you have considered driving out to… Continue reading Anza Borrego Desert State Park- Wildflower “Super Bloom” March 2017