Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What's in the water but rain?

My parents told me LA was expected to get hit by a flood of biblical proportions.
Where'd you hear that craziness? I asked.
We read it in the LA Times!, they laughed, but my mom did say they were thinking of building an Ark.

I suppose we have gotten quite a bit of rain in a short amount of time.  Though "biblical" may be a bit off the mark, on my way to work this morn,  I had to walk around what appeared to be a mini swimming pool at the edge of Dolores Park.  The fire hydrant was only half visible.  Obviously the drains had gotten backed up in all the rain...  Maybe RK and I should look into some sturdy 2 by 4's ourselves...

In December, when the weather in Southern California was still gorgeous, my siblings and our spouses all took long walks on the cliffs. One day, in particular, there was quite a bit of commotion over the wales swimming by. They would blow their water spout and a big gush of human Ohhhhhhh!'s would be heard over the whole of the cliffside. Though I grew up with this wale watching, it still seemed like a bit of miracle to imagine these huge beauties out there, just out of reach.


Ivanhoe Books - Art And Design said...

Gorgeous post. Love these images of whales. It is raining cats, dogs, lizards and birds here in LA. It's bananas! I saw my first whale a couple of years ago in Mexico - I was so awed by it's massiveness that I ran away (I was on the beach).

kaari marie said...

that's a wale of a tale!

love you and see you in a week!