Saturday, October 23, 2021

Tour around La Palma Island before the eruption.

Name this model


Those ears....


I wonder how many hours of hand work this represents




Go ahead and get in. The water's fine.


Cool Blue

                                                                          Thanks, Chris!


I think the LT needs one of these for Christmas


Chinook Salmon and Trout juveniles in Nur Pon Open Space Side Channel, Redding, Ca

While historically low levels of rain and snowfall, hot and dry conditions and elevated water temperatures have created some concerns for the health of the local Salmon population in the Sacramento River, the reality paints a much more positive picture! Recent scientific discoveries are showing that these conditions have not compromised the salmon population, as previously believed.
“Based on what we’re seeing, the high mortality rate that was expected isn’t happening. If those baby fish are swimming in the Nur Pon side channel and hundreds of thousands have made it down as far as Red Bluff, they are still alive. While there is no guarantee all of them will make it to the ocean, this is a very good sign,” says Josh Watkins, Water Utility Manager with The City of Redding.
According to a recent article by the Northern California Water Association, the local salmon population isn’t just surviving - it's thriving: “It appears more than 9,500 adult winter-run Chinook salmon returned to the Sacramento River to spawn this year. This is the largest number of returning adults based on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife carcass counts in the last 15 years and follows similar returns of 8,128 in 2019 and 7,428 in 2020.”

Friday, October 22, 2021

My plan for the weekend


Marilyn Monroe and Eartha Kitt at the Milk Fund For Babies benefit, 1957.


Drought's Over. Let The Ice Age Begin!


The strongest and wettest storm in this weather pattern will arrive Sunday along the West Coast.

Very heavy rainfall will accompany this storm in Northern California and parts of the Pacific Northwest since it will tap into a potent atmospheric river of moisture. 

In fact, according to the National Weather Service, this atmospheric river Sunday could contain a record amount of moisture for October for the Bay Area and central coast. 

The Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes is forecasting a Category 5 atmospheric river event for the San Francisco Bay Area, meaning a prolonged and extremely wet plume of moisture is expected throughout the weekend. 

Classic Dash


Qasr al-Farid, 1st century Nabatean tomb, Saudi Arabia


His and Hers


Watch out!


Beware of shipping costs, unless you've got Prime


Constructing the USS Akron airship, 1930




Friday Open Road