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Weather in the foothills

Weather in the foothills

By Sue KILPATRICK

“Can such things be
And overcome us like a summer’s cloud,
Without our special wonder?”
– William Shakespeare, “Macbeth”

Persons reading this quotation in India and southern Asia would not understand the significance and “wonder” of a cloud on a summer’s day. Living in a Mediterranean climate as we do in Southern California, our summers are sunny [...]

By Sue KILPATRICK
“Dad! … You’re Paul McCartney, aren’t you?”
“Yes darling, but I’m Daddy really.”
– Paul Mc Cartney, recalling raising his children in the 70s, as said to him by his little girl Stella Mc Cartney as they rode their ponies in Scotland.
Those years go by quickly, but remain as memories forever. With only a [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

By Sue KILPATRICK
“So mellow the gentle breath of
June day breeze.
The birds rejoicing on the leafy
trees.”
– Francis Duggan, Irish poet,
lives in Australia
This week’s weather presented us
with a warm and beautiful Memorial
Day, as a short lived high pressure
hovered over southern California.
Most of spring has been mild, but
there has been a constant pattern of
change – warmer then cooler, [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

Upon stepping foot on the Moon, Buzz remarked to Houston, “Beautiful, beautiful. Magnificent desolation.”
~ Buzz Aldrin, July, 20, 1969
Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11 and 2nd astronaut to step
foot on the moon
By Sue KILPATRICK
Long before our historical landing on the moon, we gazed upon it in wonder and awe. Its beauty on a clear night [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“The fog comes on little cat feet.
It sits looking over harbor and city
On silent haunches and then moves on.” ~ Carl Sandburg
By Sue KILPATRICK
Only a poet would attempt to compare fog to a cat. But, as I gave the quotation more thought, the similarities were there. Cats are quiet, often times drifting in and out [...]

Weather in the foothills

Weather in the foothills

“My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather.” ~ Loire Hartwould
By Sue KILPATRICK
Last Friday morning I was awakened by chirping birds and the tinkling of wind chimes. Upon opening our French doors, I was greeted by another beautiful spring day – definitely warmer than I had predicted. As mentioned, though, there was a weather tournament being played [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”~ Claude Monet
By Sue KILPATRICK
Whether in the foothills of the Crescenta Valley or a European village in the 1500th Century, the blossoming of spring flowers signifies a change of weather. Winter and its effects are waning, the days become warmer and the sunlight-time grows longer. For us, [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

By Sue KILPATRICK
Water. Its presence and ability to create landforms were experienced with last weekend’s trip to Yosemite.
We hoped to enjoy one last snow storm of this season but the valley and higher elevations received only a light dusting of snowflakes during our visit. The many waterfalls and the Merced river gushing over and through [...]

Weather In the Foothills

Weather In the Foothills

By Sue KILPATRICK
“March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.”
~ English Proverb
This well known saying is most likely derived from the observation that March begins in the winter and ends in the spring. Thus being so, we could expect fierce (like a lion) storms at the beginning of the month and calm [...]

Weather in the Foothills

Weather in the Foothills

By Sue KILPATRICK
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
– Henry Van Dyke, American author and Clergyman
No “super moon” visible here, but spring’s ferocious beginning on Sunday certainly made up for it. The torrential rain was not [...]


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