Thursday, December 18, 2014


Trusty weather station and the darkening sky.

  1. Pretty sky layers and sun.

 Dollar Mountain to our north, below a pretty blue sky.

Our year round hummer on his favorite trumpet vine branch.

Spot and Toby playing leopards.

The beautiful pampas fronds are beaten and brown 
after the rains and wind.
 Toby on the scratching bench.

Toby pondering life.

The view from a local mountain top.

Mammata clouds raining in the distance, around dusk.

Toby scratching the heck out of the bench.

Grey grey grey sky.

The silly calendula just keeps blooming!

The two fluffy girls Spot and Ethyl, 
hanging out together being pretty.

Ocho is pretty too.

Oh yes. She is gorgeous in fact!

Tricky is growing a few white whiskers just to be different.  
She used to be our 100% black kitty.

Toby is shredding like a mountain lion grrrrr.  He's so tough!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Big rain event.

Nearly an inch of rain yesterday and over an inch of rain today before noon, exciting!

Yesterday had ominous clouds and a touch of blue sky.

 The giant taffy pull in the sky.

Our poor bamboo being bent way way over by strong winds this morning. Lester doesn't mind.

I don't usually run cartoons, but this made me laugh.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Pretty day and rain is coming!

Year round resident hummingbird is sitting up in this trumpet vine clicking. 

A bird heading west over our pretty Dollar Mountain to the north.

This is the view to the southwest. It's coming...
(cue up "Jaws" music)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

December weather isn't bad this year so far!

Full moon was Saturday, here's how it looked from our front yard.

Clouds coming in.

Lester in the wet grass.

Colorless overcast.

No I didn't swallow a basketball, why do you ask? 

Pretty fog on Dollar Mountain.

These guys just aren't giving up this year!

Clouds and pods.

Kit is looking fabulous these days.

Ocho with reflected plants.


Where's our mountain? Webcam snapshot from this morning 
around 8:30 a.m.  Brrr.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Any guesses what this is on my weather cam?

We can't decide if this is a swarm of tiny bugs or swirling fog in front of the camera.  When we go look at it in person, there is nothing there.

December 1, 2014

What a funny day.  Lots of sun, a little rain, many clouds. 

It may look bleak but it was downright balmy at 57 degrees!

Stark and yet beautiful.

Love Glendale's skies.

Dollar Mountain to our north.