Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Showers

Late April 2014
As I've shared earlier, we, in California, are heading for a very dry summer; so, it's with happiness I can announce that we're having some April showers; more importantly, we're getting some good snow-fall in the Sierra.  For those Californians among us who remember draught years in the 70s, any little bit of water helps.  

Unlike the stats for many of our United States, California (most of it) can pretty well count on there being NO precipitation in the months of July through October.  It's even a rarity to have any measurable rainfall in May or June.  Now that we're coming to the end of April, we know that it's kind of "now or never" for having water to store for the upcoming dry months.  Our beautiful mountains and hills will change to golden, then brown.  That's normal.  But, what we're lacking is our storage potential.  When our storage is low, or non-existent, we have to have water rationing, which is not fun. 

April 30, 2014
Yup, here we are, ready to hop into the merry month of May.  The weather in California, for most of the spring, has been beautiful, with a few showers thrown in, to help us not despair, regarding what's probably up for us this summer . . Hopefully people will be resourceful in limiting water use and preventing forest fires.  I'm currently very concerned for all who live on the East Coast, the South, and the Mid-West with all the weather devastation going on.  I keep all my virtual friends, wherever you may be, in my prayers in this overly antagonistic year, weather-wise.

 Hope this American flag made of growing flowers fosters a little patriotism and hope for you . . . Flower Flag
Happy May, Friends!

10 comments:

  1. Lots rainy days here, now problem with that.
    Love that flower flag

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    1. Hi George:
      Could you transfer some of those rainy days to California? We're in our beginning of the hot weather - 93F (33.889C) yesterday - expecting 95F (35C) today.

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  2. Happy May to you Mary-Pat! I hope that you continue to improve with each day and get back on the road soon...

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    1. Just had the physical therapist in this morning - he says I'm doing rely well. While I know the exercises are helping, they sure are hard to do!

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  3. How is your knee? Are you walking with support equipment or mostly resting it now. I had knee surgery a few years back...torn liagaments...the main liagment. I had braces from my thigh to my whole left foot. I had to learn to walk on crutches including going up and down stairs. Boy I never knew how important handicap ramps are...it's a life saver when on crutches and probably a wheel chair. Just wondering how you're doing.

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    1. Hi Rita:
      I'm using a walker for safety sake only. Weight bearing on my operative side does not cause any pain; but they tell me to use the walker so that if my knee gives out (which they say happens a lot) I won't fall. The physical therapist says I'll go to a cane, again only for safety sake, in a few weeks. Thanks for your well wishes; I can't wait to be out on the road again.

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  4. Funny thing about California. Everyone calls it the sunbelt. I call it the disaster belt. You guys are either shaking, burning or flooding. I do not see the attraction...

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