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Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds, for the opportunity to rain on a tent.”      
~ Dave Barry, American author & humor columnist

If we all moved into tents, might the drought loosen its grip over the Southwest? We may have to consider this now since La Niña conditions [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.”
Abraham Lincoln, Proclamation of Thanksgiving
“I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”        
– John Muir, “Our National Parks,” 1901
Yes, we did just arrive home from the [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

Here in Southern California
There is a weather condition known as the
Santa Ana Winds
Fire wind
Oh, desert wind
She was born in a desert breeze
And wind her way
Through Canyon Way
From the desert to the silvery sea
~ Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys
“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” If Dorothy had landed in Southern California, instead [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“I am struck by the simplicity of light in the atmosphere in the autumn, as if the earth absorbed none, and out of this profusion of dazzling light came the autumnal tints.”
                            ~ Henry David Thoreau
Excitement is in the air! Autumn is here with its rich colors and ever-changing nature.  Thoreau’s impassioned words reflect these. [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“Seems it never rains in Southern California
Seems I’ve often heard that kind of talk before …”
~ Albert Hammond, English pop/rock songwriter, musician and vocalist

A hint of autumn was in the air over Labor Day Weekend. Mornings were a mere 60 degrees and daytime only reached the mid-80s. Come evening it was cool enough to grab [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“If you should rear a duck in the heart of the Sahara, no doubt it would swim if you brought it to the Nile.”
~ Mark Twain
I’m always watching the weather, am currently watching the Summer Olympics and, with amazement, watching the athletes. But who was watching the pool chemicals at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“Snowflakes of ash fell so lovelily you were tempted to stretch out your tongue to catch them, taste them. Only, they would have scorched your lips …”
~ Young adult book author Markus Zusak
from The Book Thief
Last week the Crescenta Valley was awash with amber-colored light as an ominous plume of smoke rose in the northwest [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time.”
~ John Lubbock, “Recreation,” The Use of Life, 1894

This past weekend found us on the Central [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“I have discovered four new planets and observed their motions … Jupiter, like Venus and Mercury and perchance the other known planets, move about the Sun … I shall send to all the philosophers and mathematicians an announcement … I shall send an excellent spyglass (to) verify all these truths.” ~ Galileo

On July 4th, as [...]


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