Friday, December 30, 2005

one more little piece of weather... predicted rainfall totals for the Monday storm.. the map looks a bit like this time last year. its not expected to last 15 days like that storm, though Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 26, 2005

There's a pretty powerful jet stream with some big storms forming out in the Pacific. Right now they are aimed at Northern California where there will probably be floods by the end of the week. After Friday or so it will start to shift south. Although the rainy season has been slow to start, we could be in for a wet January if the storm track stays south. Posted by Picasa

the bad MSPaint art continues.. this was my replacement for a 'whiny' picture i put on the internet associade with you-know-hoody in the past. Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 23, 2005

...and i found my rain! it is in davis where it has been very wet. The storms that roll in from the Pacific are only so big, last year they all came into LA, this year they are all in northern Californai so far. I wish it would rain though, or at least not be hot. i hate hot winters. Posted by Picasa

I totally stole some of Julie's hair beacuse i am a stalker.  Posted by Picasa

The clouds started thickening up.... Posted by Picasa

a fork in the road Posted by Picasa

It was the clearest day i had ever seen in the San Joaquin Valley. Posted by Picasa

Blurry sunrise.. me and Dave went to Davis for the day since Dave had to drop some stuff there to graduate. It was a long drive, but a good one Posted by Picasa

Neat 'mackerel sky' clouds... but no rain. where is my rain? Posted by Picasa

The view from Magic Mountain... the mountain itself, not the amusement park Posted by Picasa

An 'Emo' Solstice/Holiday Blessing to Friends and Family

I'm not a huge fan of the Christmas season, and for the most part try to ignore the hype. However, the solstice, which all these pagan rituals were originally direced towards, happened Wednesday night, and on Thursday i spent about 12 hours in the car with dave talking and thinking... a better ritual for me than whatever christmas may or may not offer.

I can't say the whole year has been great, but the last few months really have been. Things have turned around so much since last summer... and it seems like many years ago that i was living in Solstice. Things are great, but most importantly, it looks like next year will be better.

So here is what i wish for next year, for me, and for all of you who read this.

(pardon the emo, but it's just one post a year)

May your winter days be cool, around 55 degrees good hoodie weather. May every day be the first clear day after the biggest storm of the year, when the canyons run full with water, the air is crystal clear, and the mountains are coated in a thick layer of snow.

May every summer day be warm, about 85 degrees on the coast, with a mysterious lack of fog and smog, and a spattering of summer thunderstorms over the peaks to the northeast.

May your springs and falls be crisp, and windy. May the hills remain green well into May, and the fires in October be small and cleansing.

May you be surrounded by friends and family, except when you are taking times to walk the canyons alone. May you have an awesome girl (or guy, per your preference) at your side to wander with when you don't want to be alone. May your car run well, your dog or cat be healthy and content, and may the road be open and free when it comes time to leave town.

Have a good holiday bizatches. Time to get back to work.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

It is portland, circa december 2005. The hipster eats the owl pellets, straight out of the owl's mouth. The raver girl offers him mcdonalds, but he declines. they are covered in ice..  Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

little Dudleyas popping up! Posted by Picasa

Back on the south side of the mountains, there is no snow. Here is a view of the city from below Mt Lowe. Posted by Picasa

acorns and ice Posted by Picasa

it's been COLD up high. Posted by Picasa

Icy Spring is well named. This is all ice from water seeping out of the ground, not snow. Posted by Picasa

The snow was all around me when i was working at the top of Big Rock Creek but it wasnt down in the canyon. Posted by Picasa

Winter has finally come to the mountains... last Friday when this picture was taken 2-3 inches of snow fell in the high country. By the time today rolled around most of it had melted... but hopefully we will get more, soon. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 08, 2005

'Oppie' the Opossum, caught on film by my parents. He/she lives in their neighborhood, and used to hang out under our house and in our woodpile. Apparently they eat young rats, so glad to have it around. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

merry christmas! Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 02, 2005

a dust storm in the desert, blowing left to right (Real estate is on the move!) Posted by Picasa

Alas, while surveying an area for work, i ended up at the bottom of Mountain High.. which is open! All fake snow, probably crappy. Still, i was jealous of those bastards snowborading while i worked. Posted by Picasa

This is looking back at Inspiration Point/Party Beer Rocks from that ridge the sun sets behind! Hohn Sweet Home is somewhere on that flat ridge between the two trees. but closer to the dead tree. (the mountain near the dead tree is Sugarloaf near Big Bear, i believe). Someday before i die i should come here to watch the sun rise... as a compliment to many sunsets watched from the other side. Posted by Picasa

Creepy Cabin II - this looks like there is a weird light eminating from inside.. it may be a flash reflection but its a weird shape/angle Posted by Picasa