Sunday, January 01, 2006

A New Year

Happy New Year to all those who visit here, and the same to all those who do not. 2006 is the year of the dog, of course, so here is a recent picture.

Here in northern California the weather is wild, rainy and windy, with cracked trees, strewn about branches and leaves, power outtages, and floodings, gutters, creeks, and rivers swelling beyond capacity. Flood warnings interrupt radio and television broadcasts. We have candles and dimmed lights, as storm after storm sweeps in from the Pacific ocean. During breaks between the storms we make runs to the store or dash out to walk the dogs, or check the grounds. We're safe, but others in flood prone areas are evacuating to higher grounds. We've had some really heavy downpours.

The biggest crisis for us right now is our pet turtle has taken advantage of the weather to "escape" his flooded pen and his collection of feeder fish.

I'm saving and posting now. Another storm is blowing in, and the last one knocked out our power for a few hours.

Safe keeping to all in 2006.