Shooting Spree in the Storm: Forecast for Healthy Future

It was a dark and stormy night. I crept out of the house, weapon in my right hand ready to shoot.  My sunset shooting spree had begun in Elderwood, CA.

oak tree
It was a dark and stormy night. I waited, lurking above the creek bank.

Woodlake Valley lies in the semi-arid fertile Kaweah Delta in Central California. It has suffered one of the worst droughts of recorded history with aquifers being depleted at an alarming rate.

Cottonwood Creek
The winding creek bed waits for rain.

Without rain, the world will lose thousands of acres of oranges, peaches, walnuts, grapes, dairies, rangeland, cotton, and all the food products it takes for granted that come from the Central Valley.

The Woodlake Valley grows thousands of acres of oranges as well as other fruits and nuts.
The Woodlake Valley grows thousands of acres of oranges as well as other fruits and nuts.

Our valley predominates in oranges. These stormy sunset shots foretell a brighter future for the life we love. Pray for rain.

Here are the rest of my futuristic shots. Some are taken looking away from the sunset. That ominous vista first attracted me. I think these need to be darker to show what I actually saw.

For more on the future click below.

I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2016
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Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. For thirty-five years, I lived in the most beautiful area in Central Valley of California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains minutes from the Sequoia National Park. As a child I moved from Indiana to Oregon. With my first husband I moved from Oregon to Colorado to California. Every time we moved, it hurt so much to leave friends. I never wanted to move again. After Mark passed, I married again. I told Vince that I could never budge from my roots in California. He said he loved the high desert. I don't think he ever thought he would realize his dream. In November, 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

16 thoughts on “Shooting Spree in the Storm: Forecast for Healthy Future”

        1. Wish we had. It turned sunny in the afternoon, which Vince liked. He went outside and worked for a couple of hours in the yard. I took a nap and tried to get over my nasty cough. I think I did it – FINALLY! I am not a good sickie. 🙂

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