Friday, January 21, 2011

1987--Lippitts in the Snow

This was our big Feb. 1987 snow. On the left is Snubbers (Ryegate Nubinette) and on the left is Robbie (Heathermoor Rob Rita). Snubbers was 3 at the time and Robbie was 4.
I like the snow on Snubber's ears!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Sunny Day--finally--but not warm

It wasn't warm, but the sun was out. So I invited the cats out into the yard (I open the door, call "Cats Outside!" and get out of the way.). This is Summer Clouds, aka Mr. Dominant, also aka The Big Guy.

Notice the collection of stuff starting to accumulate on him as he rolls.

And more stuff. A lot of the leaf debris did make it into the house.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Rain & Snow

The storm this past Sunday night into Monday gave us the closest snow we have had this season. There was snow on Cauhilla Mtn (5500') but none on Little Cauhilla Mtn. (5000'). Close, but so far. But the snow was heavy on Mt. San Jacinto, San Gorgorino, the San Bernardino Mtns & the San Gabriels. Lots & lots of beautiful snow.
As to rain, yeah we got some. This is a La Nina year, where So. Calif. has colder then usual temps (yep, that has happened) and less rain (nope, that has not happened yet). So far in Oct. Nov. & Dec. I've measured about 14.5 inches. We had a freak heavy rain in mid October to start the season. Then unusual rains in November, then December really cut loose. During the "Pineapple Express" sequence of rain, we got 8.5 inches in 6 days. This was not a record, but close. Back during an El Nino year in the 90's we got 9 inches in 4 days. However, we did get a new record for 24 hours--4 inches from noon Tuesday to noon Wed. beating out the old record of 2.5 inches in 24 hours.
Yeah, lots of wonderful rain to soak the ground and recharge the wells.
Now, if only we can get some snow at my place!