That Is The Question, Again
One of my
bird friends watches me through the leaves, while I take pictures of the flowers and bees. I know
it’s the same robin that keeps a watchful eye on my activities. The
other robins flee when people get too close, (even when they are high
above in the trees). This one usually sticks around when I am near.
This tiny bird
stuck around, too. His/her, skittish friends drifted back toward me
after awhile, but this brave one got the choice morsels of whatever they
little birds also seemed accustomed to my presence. I took their
pictures from the sidewalk below my apartment as I headed back inside
after taking about 150 pictures on an 80 degree Wednesday afternoon.
80 degrees, on the day that I wore a sweatshirt and long pants because
winter was supposedly settling in. So, the question remains in the air;
“Do we get a winter this year in Redding?”
the answer is, “Maybe”. We are starting to get fall colors in places,
and they are very pretty. There is rain and cooler weather still in the
forecast. The mountains got a dusting of snow after the last system
Perhaps we will get a day or two of winter this March. It’s a tough
call. We have had a series of record breaking warm seasons as one would
expect with global temperatures continuing to rise. This also puts more
moisture into the atmosphere, so we could get torrential rain storms,
blizzards, or drought as a result of shifting jet streams and ocean
One thing that is certain, weather forecasting is getting more unpredictable than ever.
fortunate to be one of the millions of people who live here on the west
coast. It may be decades before we start getting extreme storms like
Sandy, freak midwest blizzards, Texas sized droughts, or city choking
dust storms like Arizona.
forecast that I will start each day with gratitude, and a smile. I also
can predict that every day, I do whatever I can to reduce the burning
of fossil fuels. We might not ever return to the temperate weather that
allowed life to flourish on earth, but if we can end our obscene amounts
of greenhouse gas emissions soon enough, the planet might remain
livable in the years to come. If you want to do something to help, too,
you can start HERE.
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