“Think as I think,” said a man, “or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.” And after I thought of it, I said, “I will, then, be a toad.” ― Stephen Crane
Thanks for the front page, CL. I have been outside since 5 this morning, burning scrap wood, trying to burn out the stump of a tree I cut down 2 years ago, and taking more sunrise and moonset pictures. It was a pleasant surprise to come back inside and see this picture here at Lem's place. And for the record, none of the pictures I took this morning were as nice as that one. You get what you get when photographing sunrises, just sayin'.
I didn't know redneck's knew how to use a camera.
Oh my, the network that gave us Dan Rather is continuing its heritage.
100% clear for the next 4 days with a 10+ mile visibility. (I can see for miles and miles and miles). One of the things I love best about my area. Wide open vistas.Thank GOD it is clear for a while. The river below our house is totally flooded. I'll take some photos this morning and post the comparison. This is the highest it has been in about 15 years. Watch out Sacramento Valley!!!
oopsy, sounds like CA during the Civil War, exact same weather.Those buggy whips really warmed up the ozone layer.
... and a beautiful morning it is in Star Prairie. 40º yesterday, and again today. It's been a long and cold winter, with more to come, but right now, and, according to the forecast for the next week, above temps. WAHOOOO!
Flooded river photosHere is what the river looks like normally in the fall.Here is what it looks like this morning before the sun came upThe tundra swans, ross geese, canadian geese, zillions of ducks and other water fowl are loving the new inland sea. The really great news is that the hibernating ground squirrels are now drowned.....yay! Die you little bastards.The only down side for US, personally, is that the erosion on the rive bank below us may present a problem. However, the bank is thick with trees that have invasive roots. Cottonwoods...I think because we are literally snowed in by the fuzz sometimes in the spring. It is freaking everywhere for a few weeks!!!Not my photo but this is what these cottonwood trees look like in our yard and on the banks. Cottonwood All this water is our gift to Southern California.....the fucking ingrates.
Well.....crap. I posted the same link twiceHERE is the fall normal photo
Leland - the desperate hack DNc media.
DBQ - lol - great photos.
Ah the weather, most saw it last week with the Superbowl, but like last week; overcast in the morning, bright and sunny in the afternoon, lows in the 60's and high's mid 70's. If you don't like it, find a State that allows men in the women's restroom for major sporting events, because its not like the women's restroom is ever busy.
sounds like CA during the Civil War, exact same weatherEd. Yes. Exactly this. These floods happen periodically in California and elsewhere. My husband and his family were caught up in this one in 1964 Christmas flood of 64 when they were logging redwoods in the Humboldt area.When California was all..."OMG drought...we're all gonna die!!!" I remembered not only these instances but others from the 1970's when we had the last OMG forever drought. These things come and go. Sure, sometimes it takes longer.The liberals never seem to have a sense of history. It is as if yesterday never happened and that things will never change. We can't control the weather. What the hell makes them think that we can control the climate of the entire planet over hundreds, thousands, millions of years? They are delusional in this issue....as well as everything else their tiny itty bitty minds focus upon.
I'm gonna take a guess and say that's a serious case of cirrus. And if those clouds aren't cirrus....nevermind.
Well, I was wrong. I think they're stratus clouds based on a three second perusal of cloud types on google. So I could still be wrong. Maybe they're tight formation cumulus. Which are probably called something completely weird, not cumulus.
I would assume that since CA is run exclusively by one party - the party of wealthy hollywood cocktail leftist elites - and dumb greenies who are not really green - that water storage in a drought state is not really a priority.Look at all go! (stolen from drudge)
Remember when Obama and his side kick Rachel the 15 year old boy promised to build more Hoover dams? Good times.
ricpic said...I'm gonna take a guess and say that's a serious case of cirrusAlways tough on the liver.
As my hero Chico Marx said "Cirrhosis are red, so violets are blue..." and so on.
Yesterday:"Butte Sheriff's Department officials said Friday afternoon that the massive crater in the main spillway of Oroville Dam likely won't force the use of an emergency spillway to divert water from the swelling reservoir."Today:"Water began pouring over the emergency spillway at Oroville Dam early Saturday for the first time in its 48-year history."Tomorrow?"If it keeps on raining...you know the rest."
@ RabelPlus...Oroville is a dirt dam. Not concrete. DirtOroville Dam is an earthfill embankment dam on the Feather River east of the city of Oroville, California in the United States. At 770 feet (230 m) high, it is the tallest dam in the U.S. and serves mainly for water supply, hydroelectricity generation and flood control.What could possibly go wrong?
build in 1968. Since then, CA moonbats have built.... ? what again? oh yeah silicone and porn.
Dust Bunny Queen said...Plus...Oroville is a dirt dam. Not concrete. DirtOroville Dam is an earthfill embankment dam on the Feather River east of the city of Oroville, California in the United States. At 770 feet (230 m) high, it is the tallest dam in the U.S. and serves mainly for water supply, hydroelectricity generation and flood control.What could possibly go wrong?Perhaps Shango can answer that question...Day after day, more people come to L.A. Ssh! Don't you tell anybody the whole place is slipping away. Where can we go when there's no San Francisco? Ssh! Better get ready to tie up the boat in Idaho. Do you know the swim? You better learn quick, Jim. Those who don't know how to swim, better sing the hymn. Tuna at the bowl. Fine fillet o' much soul. Whoo! Whoo! What can we do with a bushel of wet gold? Where can we go when there's no San Diego? Ssh! Better get ready to tie up the boat in Idaho.
I hoped that this post would draw MamaM. I hope she is OK.
Sometimes there's too much water, and other times there isn't enough.
Do you know there is a spinning technique used to create wool called the "long draw", chickelit? It's used in the creation of semi-worsted yarn. With your long draw finally catching my attention two days later. Thank you for asking. It's good to be missed. Also good to see one of Sixty's pictures show up as an addition to his General Levity! A week ago my 95 year old mom fell in the shower and fractured her sacrum on both sides. Since there is no repair for this kind of fracture, and medicare does not cover a hospital stay for it, reliable round the clock nursing care needed to be secured, with much change in the works as a result. I had been loading to car to leave for two days of silent retreat when the call came through, which required a shift in focus to attend to the not so silent work of trauma processing and problem solving on her behalf. And after that was attended to, I spent the rest of the week at the retreat center writing an icon of The Holy Protection of The Mother of God. Although I come from a protestant reformed background, I've recently come to a place in my life where I enjoy writing and using icons. This one portrays a woman holding up a shroud with a cross at the center, with the cross pairing with this quote from Richard Rohr that I've recently been been holding in mind amid the changes going on in my world and the greater one: "There is a cruciform shape to reality, it seems, and loss precedes all renewal, emptiness makes way for every new infilling, every transformation in the universe requires the surrendering of a previous “form.” Nothing in the human psyche likes this pattern. It is the big fly in the cosmic ointment!" Here's to flies and ointment, long draws and yarns, true stories and levity, along with sunrises and boon traveling companions! --MamaM
I liked that song when I heard it on the radio.Maybe it was from some stage show. Godspell?It's not quite accurate to say I can't recall.I'm pretty sure I never knew in the first place.
Good to hear from you MamaM - hope things get resolved without too many flies landing in the ointment.
Mama, These trying times pass. Ironically, my bride had to fly to Wisconsin to tend to her needy mother. The timing was horrible because our granddaughter, Gianna, just came out to visit. My bride's mom does not have faith and is terrified to let go. But, my bride got her into a hospice facility and CHF meds are now suspended. Only meds for pain and anxiety. Faith is a gift.
Thanks for checking in here, MamaM. I did miss you. Others care about you as well.
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