Wednesday, November 26, 2008

There were scribbles then...

Contrails in the sky.
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I didn't see any jets flying overhead during the firestorm. However, a few days after it was contained, they were up in the sky criss-crossing leaving their contrails behind. They were like little kids scrawling on a wall, having fun. It was then a warm sunny day.


Grey sky over my little downtown.

Last night, however, I could hear the rain pouring. It had come, our much needed rain of the year. We hardly have any this year and we welcome this precipitation. On the other hand, there is danger of mudslide on places ravaged by the fire, especially on the hillsides. Without any vegetation to hold the water the ground will likely slide downhill and drag with them homes.



Mist has covered the hills beyond.

When I woke up this morning, the ground was soaked by the downpour, and it was still raining. Mist has covered my little town and the hills beyond were not visible. The trees, grass, flowering plants and other vegetations were gloriously soaking in the precious water. Everything was washed down clean ...even my dusty old car parked in the driveway.

Later in the day the sun came out for a little while. These two black birds were perched atop these evergreen trees taking in the sun; waiting for the day to end as tomorrow will be a big event in every home.

To everyone...

Happy Thanksgiving!

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16 comments:

Nance said...

Alleluia for the rain! Just pray though that mudslides will not happen. I remember hearing news last year about a newly built million dollar house gone downhill.

Love those two birds on top of the evergreens. our minds think alike, mari, evergreens are also part of my post today. :)

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Hi Mari, all I can say is that, you got a very good camera, because it has captured the jetplane lines. :)

nini said...

happy thanksgiving, mari. i still remember your turducken gift from your son one thanksgiving day. did you get one again?

i love that pic with 2 black birds on the top of their world - good choice lol...

nin

niar said...

thank you Mari for your greeting to me. I like to say happy thanksgiving too..
I really glad to sharing everything with you, and I am glad to know your condition in your circumstances seems much better...hope God bless you and your family...enjoy your day

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

Hello Mari,

Happy 1st Advent to you n to your family.

Like the last pics......sana ganoon din sa amin, clear sky and the birds flying in the sky.

how´s your thanksgiving day?....hindi na lang ko greet, kasi huli na ako.......

regards..........

Nona said...

There's always a brighter tomorrow after the rain and gloomy days 'ayt?
Happy Thanksgiving to you and family, spare some roast turkey for me.

REDLAN said...

I love to watch the jet on the sky. The weather there in California is like in the Philippines no? Some part walang snow, di ba? Sa place nyo, nagso-snow ba?

lady cess said...

i hope there'll be no mudslide *crosses fingers*

the first picture is amazing. but it would have been a lot of fun kung may message yung contrails, hahaha!

Dennis Villegas said...

I'm happy that the weather has improved on your side of the world! Belated Happy Thanksgiving, and Advance Merry Christmas!

Mari said...

nance,
Yes, mudslides can drag with them anything-cars, trucks, houses.

Those are their fave spot to land on. Yeah, evergreen, I have them in my front yard...on the slope.


grace,
The contrails stay there for a while, until wind disperses them.

Mari said...

nini,
Alleluia!!! Thanks for coming out of your hiding. LOL No turducken this year. I had a tur...key. LOL

Mari said...

niar,
We're having nice weather now. No more fires.


vicki,
My Thanksgiving was fine. We have lots of leftover, so, I have turkey in the morning, turkey at noon, turkey in the evening...turkey, turkey. Sawa na ako. LOL I cut it up and stored in my freezer.

Mari said...

nona,
Marami akong tirang turkey. LOL Emailan kita. LOL Gumawa ako ng turkey arroz caldo...sunod turkey soup naman...turkey omelette. LOL

Mari said...

REDLAN,
Edwards Air Force Base is about 45 miles away, so the jet planes are always up above.

We have mild weather here. There are times it's hot, but not humid. Now that it's autumn it's a little cold. We don't have snow down here, but there are some on higher elevations - on mountain tops.

Mari said...

lady cess,
Thankfully, there were no mudslides. The rain lasted only a day and a half.

Sana na nga may message. I caught one once and it was a heart shaped contrail.


Dennis,
It's the last few weeks of autumn and we're still having mild weather...but, no more rain. :,-(

May you have a Merry Christmas.

ev said...

I love the shots...

happy thanksgiving...sorry am late for the party:)