A Change in the Weather

Today at mid-morning we’re sitting out on the back porch, looking down at the greenery of the garden and relishing the end of our mini heatwave—a week of temperatures where the thermometer went all the way up to … wait for it … 95.  Even as I wrote those words, I felt guilty about it because I know that many of my readers, fans, and relatives are suffering.

People in northern California are staring into the eye of towering infernos. They’re having to leave their homes with five minutes of warning and the clothes on their backs.  The devastation to people, livestock, pets, and wildlife are unimaginable.

Yesterday in Phoenix, there were 74 mph winds along with dust and rain.  The storm took out trees and power lines and left a hundred thousand people without power in the face of one-hundred degree temps.

Please know that while I’m sitting here in this little haven of beneficent weather, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with those of you who aren’t.

Stay safe.

5 thoughts on “A Change in the Weather

  1. This seems to be a rough summer. Wait. It IS a rough summer. Usually high temperatures and grass turning brown in places where that doesn’t usually happen. I can’t imagine what being in a fire would be like. I hope it ends soon.

  2. In the Upper Midwest winters are harsh, but the summers are glorious. So grateful to be here this morning when thinking of AZ friends are cleaning up from dust in triple digest weather, a cousin firefighter at the Carr fire in CA, drought, floods, tornados. Farmers are being hit from every angle this year.
    Yes, be safe and hang in there.

  3. I remember it well, looking out over Lake Washington from the Bellevue hills. (I think that is where you still are.) A little slice of heaven. We’re typically about 5 degrees higher than you, here in Portland.
    Yes, I’m also sending cooling vibes to my family in Redding, CA, and in Chandler, AZ.
    Love and warm fuzzies your way, Judy.

  4. We have been living through the triple digits, dust storms, high winds and thank God some rain. We live in Arizona. We are thankful we live in a area where there is no fires. We are very lucky we have under ground electric, so no outages. We do have nice winters here to make up for our very hot summers.

  5. Since moving to OK, I realize that breathing in So. FL was heaven. There is absolutely no oxygen during the summers in OK. We have triple digit feels like most of this summer. . . ozone warnings all the time. Still, a lot better than fires, dust storms (went thru one in the 1960s with hubby), . . .I don’t care what they says 119 in Needles is 119 degrees. . .Rt. 66 those were the days. Guess I got off track. (HUGS J.A.)

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