Clearly, they need to come visit
Wednesday May 21st 2014, 11:01 pm
Filed under: Family,Life,Wildlife

There’s an old family tease as the siblings in both our families moved around early in their careers of, “I don’t see how you can live in such a dangerous place…”

Drab dry California-summer hills nearby, birds that blend into them… and every now and then something with color pops up. The chest on this one is bright orange in the sun.

I only get to see black headed grosbeaks a few times a year and it’s been a treat to have this one hanging around under the olive tree the last three days.

The plums and Yellow Transparent apples are growing fast with harvest next month. Then come the peaches, more apples, and the blueberries seem to just be nonstop…

Meantime, I stumbled across a pair of photos someone took today near where my brother lives–I was checking the Denver weather reports after his county had a tornado warning. Click on the one on the left to get the full effect of those tennis-ball-sized hailstones. Yow.

I’d smirk, because, you know, little sisters do that sort of thing, but you know I’d get thwacked with an earthquake if I did.

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yes, here in hail/fire/tornado country, my daughter says “I’ll trade the tornados for earthquakes any day” — this from a child that clearly remembers the 1989 Loma Prieta quake!

geeesh, there just isn’t anywhere that doesn’t have any kind of “natural” disaster lurking as a possibility

Comment by Bev 05.22.14 @ 11:40 am

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