/*23 Breaths*/

Saturday, January 6, 2018

this is all just ones and zeros

in some computers somewhere but it looks like socal will get rain starting monday night, off and on tuesday and finishing wednesday. looks like maybe around an inch and more in the mountains some rain in the deserts. since this is our first rain of the season expect some flooding in the burn areas and there will be some nasty run off at the river mouths, as usual.

Looking at the forecast map modeling this next storm will be a "cut off" low, that is a swirling bit of energy that spins off another storm. There was a local socal weatherman, George Fischbeck, who would say "Cut off low, weatherman's woe". The woe being that you couldn't predict the storms movement with the tools available at the time. I'm not all that impressed with the tools we have now, as of late, so we'll see what we see.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Wobble

We celebrate
the wobble

as this rock
we all cling to
hurls through
the final frontier

a few small stones
gracefully swirling
around a decidedly
minor star
in a quiet
corner of the galaxy

the movement about
our planetary axis
gives us
the seasons

which make all the difference

Happy Winter Solstice

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

All Hallows' Eve

Back to seasonal weather
some clouds
a little drizzle
I wasn't looking forward
to a Halloween
in shorts and flip flops
but I could have gone
as a summer tourist...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Does any of this seem odd to you?


Enough of this! I'm going to Murrieta where its cooler...

 So I wanted a gallon of ice cream for dinner but my wife said NO! My son pointed out that the heat would kill us before the diabetes would. So we compromised on pizza. I took a couple out of the freezer and left them on the counter until the cheese had melted...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

another log on the fire

"you found it! we haven't seen the sun all day"

I haven't seen it yet but I know where the wind is

blowing
hot
usually just the Santa Anas
but today
89 degrees before sun up
these are the devil winds
the sun comes up
but I can't see it
just the dust
from another fire
burning somewhere
more carbon in the air
another log on the fire
just what we need...


Friday, October 20, 2017

eggs and coffee


Wind from the get go this morning
it must be the weekend

How many times
have I looked at the trees
then driven down
anyway
expecting
my local geography
to have changed
so the winds don't
blow it to shit

it never changed things

thousands of surfers will
trade dreams of
glassy tubes
for a plate of eggs
and coffee

Watching another Fall  morning
unfold
as the sunrises

Monday, October 16, 2017

give a sprinkle to anything living in a pot

today it's going to be hot
summer is revisiting us today
for the third or fourth time this year
it should be in the ninetys...

I celebrated summers past last week
by cutting out chunks of my epidermis and a bit of dermis
that retained the summer memories
a little too well...

Mo-vember shot from a few years ago
channelling my inner Vincent Price / Bob Dylan
without the talent or the je ne sais quoi,
but with the cheesy mustache....

so make sure the kids and pets have enough water
and give a sprinkle to anything living in a pot

Thursday, October 5, 2017

no that's the wrong franchise


Kendog with the mat that "made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs"

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Breathe


another dawn reveals
fog
which is to say
it reveals
the concealer
not like those creams
the sell on late night TV
(enjoy your wrinkles, you worked hard for them)
but a ground cloud
that removes some of the sights
that distract us and keeps us from the now
a good day to sit
enjoy a cup of joe
and breathe

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

bursts into flame

a dirty orange scar
mars the sunrise
the canyon fire

the seasonal combination
of heat, fuel and oxygen
marks the calendar
fall has begun

last winters epic rains
drives the growth of
coastal sage
fragrant and oily
the staff of life
for thousands of birds
rodents
and criters

bursts into flame