Thursday, July 31, 2014

Electrical storm weather for sure!

Medford skies yesterday afternoon.
(about an hour away from Glendale.)

This morning, our Glendale skies looked like this.

The atmospheric pressure is dropping at an alarming rate, indicating possible stormy conditions.

Funny little bulbs that come up near the pond.

The four-o-clocks are blooming, each one different.  Love these flowers.  They smell good too!

The pond is nearly dried up, we could use some rain!

Here are the sweet peas and nasturtiums that the bugs didn't eat.  I planted lots more but they got eaten before I could spray my garlic soap concoction.  

Beautiful clouds tonight before dark.

A little hummingbird is silhouetted in front of huge glowing clouds. He's making last run to feeder before bed.

Cameras can not catch the hugeness of these gorgeous clouds, but you get the idea!  

All these pretty evening photos were taken by my wonderful husband who shares my love and appreciation of clouds and weather. Love the pink!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Uh oh.....

The skies this morning looked like this.

Apples and lovely blue sky.

Then this showed up..... the arsonist clouds that started last year's fires near Glendale looked just like this. 

The flowers have been loving this 100 degree day.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A touch of rain

Mammata clouds promise rain, so far only 0.06 inches.

Trumpet vine pours over the fence from the neighbors yard, we love it!

Dark and ominous around 11:00 a.m. this morning.  These clouds slipped north and didn't rain here.

Little snail is finally free to travel across the vast expanse of dry grass, for a short while, it is damp. 

Lester likes to roll on concrete, wet or dry.

I love this little six inch purple weed, it comes up by the sidewalk and smells incredible when you touch it.

There they go, clouds head off northeast to dump their contents elsewhere.

Grape tomatoes are prolific!  Can't wait!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Incredibly dramatic Glendale sky

Big weather changes are coming, cooler and cloudy tomorrow. 

The clouds are making a big dramatic entrance.

Here's our hill to the north, being swooped upon by white vapors.

Hard working weather instruments below the wild sky.

Purple fades into cotton balls. 

Am I the only one to see an escaping humanoid alien flying off with outstretched arms on the right? 

And here, an eagle landing and about to be chomped by a grouper fish. 

Jerry and Carol's madrone as seen from our back yard.  The bark is gloriously lit up by the sun.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Another beautiful hot day!

Trumpet vine is keeping the hummingbirds happy these days.
Note the tiny white moon mid-left. It looked bigger to my eyes.

Shadow of the hardworking Davis Weather Station on the rocks at the edge of the pond.  90.0 degrees and climbing!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Yesterday clouds today none, go figure!




Today!  Trumpet vine draping over the fence from the neighbors.  We don't mind!

The pond plants are more spectacular every year.

It's 87 out and rising, bamboo and pampas grass say 
"bring it on."

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fire season starts

Firefighters in Merlin are practicing their techniques with the helicopter and bucket.

The skies have been really pretty the last few days!

Star Trek landing pod (assemble the away team!) works hard, I love this sophisticated little module full of great weather tracking equipment.  Why is this fun?  I don't know, it just is.

This big bunch of cotton balls in the sky yielded about four drops of warm rain.  Really four.

Today is much different, though the temperatures are about the same, in the nineties.

Mighty hunter Lester goes after a grasshopper.  This is his favorite snack.  Note the dry grass. Most people here can not afford to water lawns, the cost is prohibitive. We'd all like to water, after last year's fires so close. A green lawn here is a sign of real affluence. (Or a broken hydrant.)