Sunday, December 13, 2009

Our rain...






Our rain hasn't happened yet. We have had the cloudy days, the winds and furniture flying across the patio, nightly frost, but no real rain.


It is as if God is teasing us with what we can't have...

We only see photos of the over abundance that the rest of the country is cursed with. As if putting frosting on a cake, the rain has been clumped in the center with the intention of spreading it to the edges. We are the very bottom corner, down by the cake plate, the area that never gets covered with that frosting.




These photos were taken last evening near our house. The structures in the left (of the photo above) are a concrete plant. Concrete plants are everywhere in our valley, with CEMEX being one of the bigger operators. There is not a day I am not passing cement trucks on the road - and gaining a chip in my windshield from such trucks!



Knowing that the weather is holding and that the dog park is just miles away, our crew load into the Mini Cooper to go. Any open car door is an invitation to jump in for a ride. Big old Gus is hidden in these photos - I think in the front seat. He's too smart to cram his bottom in the back seat with these three.!


Let's GO!
(This photo is a reflection of the paparazzi snaps of movie stars, haha).

6 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

Great photos...I'm just catching up!

Cafe Pasadena said...

4 1 second I thought with this post & the colors of this blog I had made a wrong turn onto KB's ADHiker site! The games God plays.

"It is as if God is teasing us with what we can't have..." Yes, we're used to those dark clouds up here in So Cal, which threaten rain but in the end are almost always just a mirage to fool us.

It's nice 2 know you're a lover of the dog - so, you're a good human. (Just watch your back when them feline's r around)

Tricia said...

The desert sure is beautiful w/ the long shadows cast across there.
And those dogs are a hoot!
Sorry you haven't had any rain, I'll send ours your way tho!

BANJO52 said...

That first shot really captures the vastness out there.

You realize that if you talk about no rain, everybody east of the Mississippi is going to offer you theirs (including me). I read once that Michigan is the third greyest state in the U.S., after Alaska and Washington (or was it Oregon?). I'd guess that, from now till May, we'll have two days per week of blue sky sunrise to sunset.

altadenahiker said...

We finally got our blue sky back. Yes, we really do complain when there are four days of rain.

Beautiful vistas, but I worry about your cacti. Are they still shrinking?

Nishant said...

we're used to those dark clouds up here in So Cal, which threaten rain but in the end are almost always just a mirage to fool us.

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