a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Friday, April 4, 2014

debris


A/Z (theme pictures from where we walk our corgi)

D - Debris

We had very little rain this past winter in Southern California and we are in drought like conditions with talk of water rationing come this summer.

We had one really big powerful storm the last part of February, the first part of March.  High winds, lots of rain. (And another storm with a little more rain just this past week, but mostly bone dry during our rainy season, which usually runs November through March).

These pictures are after that storm at the end of February, first part of March.

Debris in water (can you see the ball in the water?)



Dog walking through debris.


Did your part of the country get lots of precipitation this past winter?
 
(and in answer to yesterday's post, no Koda is not fond of cats, though one saved his life one time)

41 comments:

Decadent Kane said...

I've been getting lots of snow...wet heavy snow. LOL It can be 70 degrees out and 2 hours later snow...I can't wait for actual summer to hit.

Decadent Kane (blog)

JosephAlsarraf said...

Yup we have been getting some rain and snow! But you know that already also.

Great story about Koda being saved by a cat, or actually God, but I think the cat was a good idea as a distraction. I see you still have got your stick with you in that second picture, I also see that ball, lol! : )

Grammy Staffy said...

Hello Again,
I was in the hospital during the big storm and missed it. I've been praying for rain. We need it so badly and then I missed the only rain we've had. Actually we got a little bit here last week but by the time I woke up is was pretty much over.
It looks like your Koda is a shepherd. My Heidi was a German Shepherd... in fact most of our dogs were shepherds. We just love them.
Now tell us how a cat saved Koda's life... I have to know.

D Biswas said...

Where I live, in Singapore, there's never any snow. Love that shot of the dog.

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J Hanna said...

I remember that storm, but even the storm the other day scared my cat. She did not like the thunder. The funny thing is the earthquake last Friday did not even phase her, but thunder is another issue.

TARYTERRE said...

GREAT picture of Koda walking through the debris from a storm. We had a horrible winter and I'm hoping it's finally behind us.

Michelle Wallace said...

At the moment, we've just moved into Autumn... the days are not as humid anymore...
Love your pictures!

Natasha Borah Khan said...

I hope you don't have to face any kind of drought ever. Loved your bench!

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Bijoux said...

All we get is snow and rain. Our backyard is a mud pit.

lyndagrace said...

Oh please, the winter here in New Jersey has been so long. Lots of precipitation. A good deal of snow and when it’s not snowing, it’s raining. Just like today.
I like your photos!

Manzanita said...

Just this morning I hear an astrologer on "Coast to Coast" say the Cailfornia drought may last much longer but the midwest will continue to get pelted with rain and snow.
Some good pictures.
Have a great D-Day

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Storms have been coming and going for us all winter...now we'll be getting rain instead of snow. Hopefully April showers will wash the debris of winter away.

susie said...

Precipitation in some form seemingly every day...

Linda said...

Looks like it was windy! Hope you get a little more rain to end drought. Happy to share our 6-inches of spring snow this morning!

The Brown Recluse said...

Debris can ruin a good shoreline...and a walk in the park. Somehow, though, the debris on the sidewalk sort of adds character to the background of the sailboats.

Carol Noren Johnson said...

We have had sufficient rain in the middle of Florida this winter.

Who cleans up the debris here? Often supervised prisoners.

I admire that you take walks.

Jeanie said...

We are not as dry here as some years. We woke up to about 5 inches of snow yesterday but it is melting quickly. I hope you get some rain so you don't have to have water rationing.

Lexa Cain said...

Great pics! Egypt usually gets about 5 days of rain a year, but we had rain for about 4 days straight a few weeks ago. Roads were washed away and building roofs collapsed (they're all flat and don't have gutters).

Jen Forbes said...

My new favorite song is rain rain go away....

Jen Forbes said...

My new favorite song is rain rain go away....

Pat Hatt said...

We have way too much rain and snow, maybe i'll send some your way

Intense Guy said...

That walk way is a real mess! But, so many good smells for Koda to sample!!!

jack69 said...

Like the 'Debris' entry. I can almost feel the entry, having seen this so many times, but you said it well (as always). Not many dogs are crazy about cats, they seem to 'invade' the others presence. (smile)

Love from FAir Play, SC..

Cindi said...

beautiful weather for sunny FL...tho our "season" will be upon us soon June - Nov...no debris please Hurricane...

Sand Castles and Snow Forts said...

Great theme for your A to Z! I look forward to the rest. Over here in Alabama we had a LOT of snow this year. Ready for summer! Have a lovely day. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That storm looks like it had just ended before your walk! Glad we have gotten more rain recently. I think most of the country got our rain and snow this Winter....

Debby

Big Mark 243 said...

... it has just been very temperate here in fly-over country... and I will take that over a lot of snow..!

Paula said...

We had our share of snow. But the weathermen are still saying that we are behind in moisture. I wonder if they always say that!

Andrea said...

We are in Central New York...and we got a lot of snow that has finally melted this week, leaving things pretty mushy out there! (and then we got some rain) Koda is owning that walk!

Jerralea said...

We had more snow and ice than usual.

I do see the ball!

Chatty Crone said...

I don't mind nature debris as much as I do 'people' debris.

Maria Dunn said...

Amazing footage, Betty. Enjoy the A to Z challenge. Stopping by to return the hello. God bless, Maria from Delight Directed Living

Sharon Himsl said...

Yes, we did in western Washington in the community of Oso, just north of Seattle. A terrible mudslide wiped out homes and killed 30 people, and there may be more. Feel so bad for the families.
Shells–Tales–Sails

Yolanda Renee said...

It rained yesterday, but the winter was all snow! I know I'm a day late, but yesterday was my BD and I was celebrating! Wishing now I hadn't celebrated so hard! LOL

Mevely317 said...

Since you n' I aren't that far apart, geographically ... you understand our weather predicament! And here, I was attracted to Phoenix on account they said it rarely saw any precipitation.

Tho it must have been terrifying at the time, I loved the backstory of Koda v. the boxer. Suppose God's angels come disguised in all forms, don't they? ... even kitties!

Danielle L Zecher said...

It's amazing how much debris is around after any kind of storm. We live behind a mall, so any time we have a lot of wind it seems like there's always lots of trash/debris blown into our yard. We had so much rain and snow last year (and this year so far) that it seems like we're going to grow mold. We ended up with enough rain during the spring and summer to make up for previous years and get us out of drought.

Secret Agent Woman said...

We sure got rain - my basement flooded!

Marianne (Mare) Baker Ball said...

wow, looks like a powerful storm. Here in FL we have hurricanes. It's sobering what nature can do.

Linda :) said...

I got the same rain you did... :(
It's supposed to be raining now but only above 9000 feet... it's 90 here today... :)

Mary said...

Looks like that was quite a storm! We had quite a bit of precipitation this winter...lots of snow days!

Donna Amis Davis said...

I've really enjoyed scrolling through your posts! Lovely pictures. I like the theme - focusing in with a macro lens, so to speak.

Our backyard was a big mess after that storm!
Donna On Palawan @ Quintessential San Diego From A to Z