Sunday, February 27, 2005

At the Stanley party with Kim and Steven... lots of fun to be had in LA seeing people i havent seen in forever, drinking too much, and dragging NPS interns into LA's social scene. haha. I missed Alexis jumping from the cake, however. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Another flood picture.. this is Arroyo Sequit pouring into the ocean. Posted by Hello

This s a waterfall pouring down towards PCH from the cliffs. Posted by Hello

All around the mountains, there are waterfalls. Everywhere. This is Long Grade Canyon. Keep in mind that for three years some of these were not even seen once and they have been flowing on and off now since the end of December. Posted by Hello

Goodbye, Derek and Katie

Tomorrow, Derek and Katie, two of our SCA's, are leaving our park. They are my 'employees' and my friends and i will be sorry to see them go.. although they are both moving on to bigger and better things. (In Derek's case this mostly involves sleeping and fly fishing, and in Katie's place, probably running around with her big goofy dog). Anyway, they will be missed, i had a lot of fun working with them, and i hope they had a good time as well, despite the odd conditions.

Monday, February 21, 2005

this is a bad picture but... the santa clarita river is flooding. it was so impressive it backed up traffic two miles before the bridge, everyone had to slow down to look at it. Posted by Hello

La Conchita mudslide Posted by Hello

oaks, rainbow Posted by Hello

Those anvils rolling over like that arent something you usually see in California. Posted by Hello

another view of the storm Posted by Hello

Really, it looks like Nebraska. Posted by Hello

Looking out the window, at a line of storms we'd just driven through. it poured insanely hard and hailed on us for a few minutes on highway 46 near the junction with highway 41. Posted by Hello

The sign says 'Impassible During Wet Weather'. We drove down one of these roads anyway.. Posted by Hello

Antelope on the Carrizo Plain. That lake in the background is usually dry. Posted by Hello

The Carrizo plain and mountains beyond. It's too early for lots of wildflowers (there were some goldfields and fiddlenecks) but it is very green. Posted by Hello

This is the Cuyama River, which is almost always a dry, sandy wash. On friday, it was probably about a quarter mile wide.  Posted by Hello

Sespe creek was flooding... Posted by Hello

I just got back from a trip to Tahoe with Julie and another friend from up north... i don't have pictures of the snowy mountains, since my camera had dead batteries. But i do have some sweet storm pictures from the drive up and down.

This is the topa topa mountains with storm clouds hanging over them. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

So, i was trying to figure out why every time i drew a creek it looked dumb. i decided it might be fun to draw over a photo i took a while back to see how the colors come out. it's kind of like vegetation mapping, finding different areas of a color and filling them in. it also looks like an emo album cover or something. its kinda 'fake' since i didnt draw it freehand but still it looks cool. Posted by Hello

Friday, February 11, 2005

I was looking through some old e mails and found some pictures of Nevada. This is the Jarbridge area. Posted by Hello

A pretty wicked storm has moved up from the south and is dropping more rain on southern california than anyone expected. We arent having floods in malibu but the creeks are up, and its been raining most of the day. Looks like we will be in for an extended period of rain for the second half of next week also.....

too bad my car leaks. Posted by Hello

Sunday, February 06, 2005

i drew a picture of the desert.  Posted by Hello

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Just something different for a change... this is a picture i drew Judy a while back, from the summer of 2004. Posted by Hello