Tag Archives: California drought

Buckets and buckets and buckets!

Just when it seems your prayers are never heard, the skies just open up and the benisons pour out. Yesterday it was a torrent, a deluge of blessings to soothe our long California drought. It rained. Oh how it rained! … Continue reading

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Take nothing for granted.

I’m going to make a confession and I hope you won’t think less of me. Occasionally – not all the time – but sometimes, when I’m in NYC, I let the water run while I brush my teeth. I watch … Continue reading

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Walk With Me.

Dateline, NYC, but I am thinking this morning about California. Met a woman on my flight – polo shirt, pearls, Connecticut, of course – who literally had never heard of Santa Barbara and who was none too impressed with the … Continue reading

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Coyote. Ugly.

They are everywhere. They are nowhere. I set out on a walk with Chloe off-leash and one appears in front of us, ghostlike, staring us down as if we have no right to be there. Chloe thinks it’s another dog … Continue reading

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Taking a Shine to the Rain.

So many things I used to take for granted, among them, sanity, a waistline and rainfall. ┬áThe first two appear to have departed for good, but glory be, it rained last night! I know exactly when it started, because at … Continue reading

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The Birds and the Bees and the Drought.

We all know what the current drought in California is doing to the flowers and the trees, but I’ve recently been thinking about the birds and the bees as we enter the driest months of the year. The drought hits … Continue reading

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