Tuesday, December 16, 2014


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W is for WATER
You may have heard about California's four years of drought.  In the last couple of months there have been several episodes of rain from Los Angeles and north of there.  But we, down in San Diego, have missed most of these episodes, which is probably to be expected because we are officially a desert climate.  L.A. is typically expected to get more rain than us.  

But we too have suffered less than our usual 10" a year -- only 4"  so far this year-- that is until this past weekend.  Our poor creek had almost dried up but look at it now:
 These photos are taken from the end of of our yard.  The bank is steeper than it looks.

 Our new tree, planted by the park HOA on the bank last week looks a little bedraggled but I think it is still alive.  It took quite a pounding with winds and heavy tropical-type rain.

 Our neighbor's new tree, a pepper tree, so I'm told, looks like it really relished the rain.

 The water was really surging down under the bridge.  What excitement to see and hear the waves rushing along down to the ocean about 2 miles away! 

 I took this shot while sitting up in bed !!  I can actually see the creek, when it's full, without getting out of bed!  Not to worry, though. Within 24 hours the creek is almost back to its normal depth.
A beautiful rainbow appeared later that afternoon.  So beautiful!  In all, we received 1 1/2 inches of rain.  Everything looks so clean and green.

God is good all the time.  All the time God is good.

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craftydvl said...

These are beautiful photos! And yes, I live in L.A. so I know just what you mean about the drought (although the weather's been trying to make up for it this past month). I love San Diego, by the way :-) I go to Comic Con every year and I also love the Zoo, especially the koalas. So glad your creek has more water and that you saw a beautiful rainbow ^_^ <3, Donna

Roger Owen Green said...

TOUGH stuff. Drought then flooding and landslides.


Photo Cache said...

that same storm visited us first and wreak havoc, flooded many roadways and downed many old trees, but we need every drop of rain we could get.

frankly my dear.

Wanda said...

Just beautiful Chris. You live in a corner of paradise.

snafu said...

You creek looks better with some water. Pity it just runs away afterwards. You need a few wiers to retain some so that you can water the garden.

Reader Wil said...

Everything looks so green and fresh. Water is what we need , but not too. much of course!
Best wishes.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Was monitoring the weather channel...glad to see that rainbow♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/woodlands/

Joy said...

How exciting to see the landscape change so quickly,
Joy - ABC Team

sandy said...

wow Chris - beautiful photos! It's been too long since I stopped by.

I hope your holidays are wonderful.

kaybee said...

Wow! i would love to see your creek that high! It's always been so dry when I've been there. Your little Mexican man doesn't like it much, he's turned his back on it ☺️

Black Jack's Carol said...

I am so, so happy that you finally had a really good rain! Had to smile at the thought of you sitting up in bed to catch that shot of your beautiful creek.. now more of a river. Something I would do :) I hope your new tree will have a long, happy life. As for the rainbow.. well, they're one of my very favourite things! Wishing you health, peace and love over the Christmas season and into 2015.