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October 31, 2014

Rain on the way?

Weather stations are certain -- rain is on the way. Period. But here in dry, dry SoCal, where coyotes gather at night to lick at leaky sprinklers, writing a rain sentence without a question mark feels like tempting fate. (And raindrops.)

Still, there's yesterday's evening sky:

change in the weather

And the clouds this morning:

morning sky

And it really does seem as though rain is on the way.

clouds this morning

October 30, 2014

The view from here

A sunset:

wednesday sunset

And a couple of coyotes.

hello again, coyotes

October 27, 2014

Rinse and repeat


I know I've said this a few (hundred) times over the years but ooooh, pretty.

October 24, 2014

Eye on the ball

eye on the ball

There is nothing the little border collie would rather do than to chase and catch (and chase and catch and, well, you get it) the ball.

October 23, 2014

Autumnal, too

hello, fall

A touch of gold in the sycamores deep in the Santa Monica mountains.

October 20, 2014

There and back again

Pix from the plane, one of my favorite things:

Marina Del Rey:

adios, LA


catalina island

Two Harbors:

two harbors, catalina

Somewhere over New Mexico:


Wildfire east of LA, just getting started:

forest fire in east Riverside county

Hello LA freeways, you look even more alien from the air:

view from above: LA

October 17, 2014

Until next time

Adios, New Mexico, it's always so sad to say goodbye.

xoxo to new mexico

I'll miss your autumn rain:

new mexico rain

And your roof cats.

chimney cat in nm

hello, chimney cat

October 16, 2014

Glass fence

Among other things (pants) (no kidding) I forgot to pack my battery charger on this trip to New Mexico and because the power indicator on the little point-and-shoot capriciously moves from "fire away!" directly to "EMPTY", I've been as frugal with photos during this visit as in the days of actual film.

abandoned house near santa fe

That said, here's one of the hundreds of gently crumbling adobes that dot the landscape, some definitely abandoned, others merely decoratively melting. This one, I'm pretty sure, is home to someone, which means the glass fence will keep on growing.

bottle fence

glass fence

October 15, 2014

For lease

I don't know if you can read both of the signs but the oldest house in the US:

oldest surviving house in US

oldest house - santa fe for lease.

oldest house in US?

for lease

October 14, 2014


Here in New Mexico, far from SoCal's Ridiculously Resilient Ridge, we have rain (and rainbows) :

not just rain -- a rainbow too.

And nights so cool that autumn leaves are changing color.

october gold in santa fe

autumnal in santa fe

October 10, 2014


Vertical photos are always a challenge for the horizontally-minded blog but for the palms at Malibu Seafood, there was no other way to go.

palms at malibu seafood

October 7, 2014


A great horned owl, perched in the yucca a half hour before sunset, that's who.


daylight visitor

great horned owl

October 6, 2014


Walter, in mid-air.


low-flying walter


There's no stopping him.

happy happy ball ball

October 3, 2014

Dive in

dive in

I'd say something about the heat today but tomorrow's supposed to be even hotter so I'll save my moaning until then.

Stay tuned.

October 2, 2014

The view from here this morning

Wind stirs, moves heat down the canyon. Coyotes drowse in the brush. Out to sea the currents swirl, boats sail, and in the moment it took to tell this, it has grown even hotter still.

here comes the heat wave

hot today

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