Saturday, January 26, 2008
rain cloud views and the puppy

The view has been quite something these last 5 days or so what with the rain that we have had, on and off now, since late last Monday night. And they say it is going to rain ALL weekend long....Of course, they are wrong a lot...But in this case, I hope they are right....Besides the amazing sky's....there is the extreme need we have had for all this rain, too. What has been wonderful, at least where I am, the rather steady rainfall has been mostly gentle enough that it is soaking the ground in a nice slow easy way....And the cloud formations each day have been very beautiful.... .....And I want to share a few more of these amazing sky's with you...These are from the last two days.....This next one below is the view looking towards The Pacific, and as you will see....my favorite trees are right there in all their beautiful glory....... I love that little bit of sun peeking through----trying hard to come through in a bigger way.....And in some of these pictures you can see that it is raining in certain places, but not in others.....I love that....! You can see the rain in this picture above, coming down in large clumps....A fascinating phenomenon, I think. I love that I can see what is happening all over the city....And in this next picture below, you see another view of Downtown Los Angeles in the distance....I will post some more rain=cloud pictures next time, too.....

And By The Way: I apologize to everyone...The "puppy", that I said was in that second video on my last post, was NOT in that second video....I made a mistake and posted the wrong one---it had the right amount of MB's, but----no puppy. See, I never checked it! So....here is the very short video with the little puppy....! And he is very very cute!




More To Come.........







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39 Comments:
had this to say:

the sky line is heaven


awww he is so cute
I get my little puppy tommorrow


michelle sent me btw

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 3:28:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

And thank you for sharing that lovely rain with us! We need it too :)

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 7:57:00 AM PST 

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Love the sky views...hey, at least you know how to get a video...you are way more technical than I am...
I have no idea how to do that.

The puppy is cute!!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 8:35:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I saw on the Weather Channel LA was getting rain and I immediately thought of you! I know you all need it.

Chickens!! Woo-hoo!! What? You don't want a rooster crowing?? There is one up the road from us, about 1/4 of a mile I guess, and if I'm outside I hear him crowing at all hours!! I go out on the porch at night and he's crowing! I think he is a confused rooster!! I don't mind it, as I can't hear him when I'm inside, and it brings back memories from being on the farm.

I don't have a clue as to what else your neighbors intend to get with that sliding door thing. Maybe they'll get rabbits next!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 8:49:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I'm so glad you posted, Naomi. I'd been reading about the mudslides and avalanches, and I worried about you. The news says the hills outside LA are supposed to get three inches of rain today!

Your photos, as usual, are stunning. You take such joy in the world around you -- thanks for sharing it with us!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 8:50:00 AM PST 

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I absolutely love the view from your home. The sky is wonderful. My nephew tells me there will be a full bloom in the dessert this spring due to the rainfall. He lives is Vista (north of San Diego). We have never seen a full bloom and plan to visit him during that time. He's a wonderful tour guide.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 9:46:00 AM PST 

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Naomi, In response to 'why those people were in my home.' We have very large live coral reef tanks in our home. As the coral grows it needs to be pruned (much as your shrubs do) in order to keep the reef right-sized and healthy. The pruned pieces are called "frags." Other hobbiest buy the frags to grow in their own tanks. The husband called and asked to see our tanks and to buy a few frags. When he came he brought the whole fam-damily! That wasn't expected but we tried to welcome them with true southern hospitality. NEVER again!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 10:24:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I LOVE the view from your home, Naomi! The scenery is wonderful all around! The skyline is stunning too!

Have a nice weekend!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 10:30:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

the rain kachina has come to bless the day! and brought the puppy along!!

wonderful photos! what a view you have!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 11:16:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

We've had rain for weeks (certainly since Christmas), but it's finally stopped for a few days so I managed to get out to take some photos.

Thanks for sharing your photos :)

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 11:22:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

You have an award waiting for you at my blog...

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 11:58:00 AM PST 

Blogger PI
had this to say:

It is such a panoramic view. Are you ever tempted to take a deep breath and say 'Friends, Californians and citizen;s - lend me your ear...'from your balcony? That would make the lady with the chickens stop and stare:)
Michele sent me - always a pleasure.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 12:06:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Nice to hear your voice, Naomi!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 4:59:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

You know you're blessed, don't you?? :) That view is divine. I, too, love the pic of the half rain/half clear sky. I love it when it does that!!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 5:06:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Beautiful sky pics Naomi. Stay dry!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 5:18:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Thanks dear Naomi for your nice comment about my flourish tree!

Have a good Sunday!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 6:07:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Awwww, he's a cute, white little doggie to go with your white, fluffy Sweetie. He'd probably chase Sweetie though, and Sweetie would most likely give him a good face clawing.

You've needed the rain there, and boy oh boy! you're getting it!!

The sky photos are wonderful.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 6:41:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Those clouds make me want to reach out and touch the sky. I have visions of you sitting with your camera in hand, waiting for THE perfect moment when the clouds are lined up Just So in the sky and the light is pitch perfect.

Michele sent me to take in the awe inspiring beauty that you manage to capture both in and from your home, again and again.

I've been quiet this last little bit. Workload (extreme) and sickness (running rampant through my immediate and extended family) have kept me away from blogland for a bit. I'm trying to keep my fingers in the pie, so to speak. Not succeeding. Thanks for not giving up on me. Out of sight is definitely not out of mind.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 6:44:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

naomi- I like those photos, I always find clouds fascinating anyway. They can convey feeling and emotion depending on their color, shape, intensity, height, etc. And yes, we DO need the rain!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 8:25:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi! Thank you for the good post and pictures. Love them all. Hope for more rain though.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 8:44:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I'll bet the puppy is being trained to keep the farm animals in line!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 8:56:00 PM PST 

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Is there a rooster with those chicks? And does it wake you up with it's cock-a-doodle-dooing in the morning?

I am jealous of the view from your place.

Oh, I'll be visiting LA and northern Cali in a few months time. I'll keep you posted.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 9:26:00 PM PST 

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You're having a great time videoing aren't you? *heehee* You so make me smile. Seriously.

I would love to visit you in the hills sometime and see those cloud formations over the Pacific and Downtown LA. How fabulous!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008 at 9:57:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Great set of pictures, Naomi.

Michele sent me here.

Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 1:19:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Ah yes, Naomi. I do remember that song. I didnt really get interested in music until the Beatles came along, but I do recall hearing many songs my family played on the radio. I was thinking that was Peggy Lee??? Dinah Shore??? I think even Olivia Newton John sang it. One singer I do recall and was very impressed by was a lady who sang a French song and oh darn...now my memory is escaping me, tho I can hear the tune in my head. Well, I loved it then LOL! Take care. xoxoxo

Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 2:18:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Wonderful sky pictures! I love the heavy clouds in the second one - they look so moody! Rain is something we are very familiar with in the UK at the moment! It is necessary but I think we are having too much of a good thing!

Thanks for your visit. I haven't been in blog land much as I have been very busy and things are quite stressful at the moment, so your visit was very much appreciated. Thank you :)

I have a small confession to make. I have given you a blog award in my new post. I know your views on this so I don't expect you to pass it on but I wanted to pay you this compliment. Please do me the homour of accepting it?

Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 3:15:00 AM PST 

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Nope, it wasn't Edith P. But I just remembered the title. It was Se Sebone...Say Seebone..la la la la la la.. and I KNOW that is not spelled correctly but that's how it's pronounced. The lady had a very husky voice. I can just picture her in a smoky bar, dressed all in black, lots of eye makeup, maybe even a hat, blond, singing......

Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 4:40:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi! Just dropping by to say that I updated the post Pets III. I hope you enjoy it!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 7:25:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Man, you are GOOD Naomi! But I dunno. I looked it up (now that you spelled it for me) and seems everyone sang it from Sachmo to Eartha Kitt to Lena Horne to Dionne Warwick and even a country singer in between. Sigh....Guess I'll never know who my memory is calling up. It prolly WAS Eartha Kitt and the blond in black in the smoky bar was no doubt Marlene Deitrich, who I can't find ever sang that song. Oh well. :)

Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 9:24:00 AM PST 

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I am glad you are happy to accept the award. Don't worry about passing it on. As I said, I know very well your views on this and I gave it to you knowing your views and of course I respect them. I just couldn't not mention you in conjunction with the Excellent Blog award. It just wasn't right as your blog is excellent in every way.

Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 9:31:00 AM PST 

Anonymous Lyn
had this to say:

The photo of rain falling brought back a fond memory.
When I was a child of 4, my family lived on the 3rd floor of a tenement house and when the rain fell on hot summer days, we went outside in our bathing suits to cool off. This day, the rain was falling on our side of the hill while the other side remained sunny, and afterwards there was a beautiful rainbow.
I'm glad you are enjoying the blessed rain and all it's accompanying pleasures.

Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 9:59:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

We just can't make it without the rain so I am happy to hear you're getting some much needed water. I love it when you can see rain off in a distance. It always amazes me to see it coming!

Your pictures are fantastic. I thought of you when the rooster woke me this morning. Thats what happens when I forget my ear plugs or they fall out during the night!

Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 10:34:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I'll trade ya some of your rain for some of our snow!

Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 12:23:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Beautiful sky photos. I think only people in desert areas can really appreciate rain like that. The puppy is cute

Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 12:36:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

The sky towards the Pacific is my favorite photo. The best sky pictures I've taken face west (away from the Atlantic); that's where the sun sets so it gives us the prettiest view of the Florida skies.

I loved the white pup on his quest to find the chickens. He's adorable.

Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 1:24:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I saw a news report about all the rain in S California over the past few days, that's really quite unusual to have so much rain in your area. But I'm sure you need it. Your post about your neighbour's puppy remined me to post about my grandpuppy. I was puppysitting all weekend, and now I'm exhausted! That puppy has springs instead of feet, I am convinced!

Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 3:02:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Thanks Naomi for your nice words about my Pets'post. I am glad you like such cuteness! Flora says to you thanks and send also a big hug!

Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 3:43:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

It was so crisp and clear this weekend, we could actually SEE snow on the San Gabriels. Actually, it was so clear, we could see the San Gabriels. lol
Lovely photos. I love clouds.
~S

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 12:25:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I love everything about the rain. The clouds, the smells, the water, the cold weather. We were in Santa Barbara that weekend & it really poured there.

I find it amazing that no matter how much rain we get they always say, "This isn't enough to help the drought."

Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 11:10:00 PM PST 

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