A dear friend gave me wool yarn from Australia to make a warm sweater as a departure gift from Colorado Springs. It was summer, and even in Colorado we weren’t thinking about cold weather, but certainly not in Tulare County where the 90 degree temperature recorded at 5:00 a.m. almost persuaded us to find a job elsewhere. I wondered if I would ever need a sweater! Was I ever naive! While the temperatures rarely get below freezing, sweaters are VERY useful.
This first picture, taken December 4th, shows the basic gray that indicates that winter is upon us.
Last January, while hustling to a meeting, the picture above demanded me to stop, and remove my camera from its bag, and click it. Where we only get 10 inches of rain a year, 99% of it comes in November – January. Rain could start any minute – and it did.
When the rain stops, dastardly Tule fog creeps across the landscape blinding drivers who can not longer see two feet away from them in the daytime! On this beautiful January last year the sun broke through, dashing the plans of Fog’s armed clouds that stuck close, protecting their earthly territory. Warrior Sun fought valiantly for two or three days to slash through thick foggy armor to free us. We have not had fog this year, but we all know it’s on its way.
Justice For Raymond, written by Ray’s Mom, differs from most of the blogs I see. The first time I visited it, I thought, “Wow could that happen?” So far in my blogging travels this blog challenges viewers to do more than like the article or write a response. The blogster says it best,
“http://www.denied-justice.com is a web site that holds documents, court transcripts, autopsy for Raymond Zachry, the reason for the blog, Justice for Raymond. Ray suddenly, unexpectedly died September 25, 2007. The autopsy revealed that he had a huge amount of lethal poison in his system. Still the coroner refused to cooperate and allow an investigation.”
In this season of giving, I need to pause sometimes, and think seriously about the meaning of life and my purpose for enjoying the privilege of being here. Thanks Ray’s Mom for reminding me that life is precious.
More ideas for Changing Seasons
- Marion Driessen
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons | Figments of a DuTchess
- Weekly Photo Challenge – Changing Seasons | Just Snaps
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons – Joy and Woe
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons « « The Great Escape » Life from behind a lens
- Changing Seasons | Empire of Lights
- Changing Seasons « Fenland Photos
Celebrate the season!