Sunday, February 28, 2010

Last Day, February 2010

Johnson Field, 2/21/2010

Here's my most recent shot of our Last Day location. As an experiment, we've been checking in to this spot monthly since last September to view the subtle (or not) changes to one spot over a one-year period. To see all the Last Day posts so far, click on the Last Day Project label below.

The photo is representative of Pasadena's weather this weekend: cloudy and wet--though believe it or not, not quite wet enough. We've had more rainfall this season than in recent years but the drought's still on.

We've got some catching up to do. If the rain keeps up like it was today, however, I believe we can do it.

15 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

Wet and cloudy always says to me that it's tea and scones weather. We're having some of that ourselves at the moment...

JT said...

Nice shot for the last day. It makes me want to go for a walk!

Petrea said...

And we've got a sunny, gorgeous day today! So I believe I will have that walk, thank you very much. Saving the tea and scones for this afternoon. A very good idea.

Katie said...

Lovely to see this scene so green now (and the big clouds add to the drama). I'm East of SF this weekend where the hills are amazingly green. Rain can be annoying, but I sure love this time of year in CA for the intense greens. Oh and what time should we stop by this afternoon for tea and scones?

Bellis said...

It's very dry on the west coast of Hawaii (the Big Island) because their rains have gone to California this year. I wish it could be shared out evenly around the world.

Cafe Pasadena said...

B4 I 4get, in case I 4got: P, have a happy new yr!

First Day, March 2010 begins our rainy season, or at least the wettest month of the year in our area.
So folks back east and in the mid-east, any sunny weather you see on here on TV on the First Day, January may as well be tv production hocus pocus.

We, like you, are also waiting on a sunny day. Gonna chase the clouds away. May have to wait a couple more years. But, don't worry we're gonna find a way. And, everything will bee okay.

Greg Sweet said...

If they are just gauging the "drought" status by CURRENT reservoir levels, they may have a case. But I just got back from two weeks at a family home in Three Rivers (Gateway to Sequoia National Park) and the big headline in the local paper was that the snow pack is 190% of normal; and building. We just have to wait for it to melt. Hopefully, we may have enough water for Los Angeles, the farmers, AND the Delta Smelt!

Petrea said...

Sounds lovely, Katie. Rain used to annoy me when I lived in Chicago, but since I've lived in a drought state it doesn't annoy me anymore!

And Bellis, of all states to be suffering from lack of rainfall, I never would have thought of Hawaii. But there you go. Global warming? I'm no scientist but it keeps getting weirder.

Cafe, it turned out to be a lovely day today, n'est-ce pas? (paw?)

I hope that's enough for California, Greg. That would be welcome news for a state that sure needs it.

J+P said...

I used to play drums for the Delta Smelt.

altadenahiker said...

During drought years, nothing much would have changed, it would just look a little more brown and little more brittle. But you chose this year where every month we see a transformation.

Petrea said...

J: Didn't you guys used to open for Country Joe and the Fish?

I hadn't thought of it that way, Hiker. But you're right, this year we've had so much more variety than before.

J+P said...

Yeah, but they stank. We just … y'know …

MmeBenaut said...

We're a little short on rainfall at the moment too so I'll take a rain check (sorry) on the tea and scones.
Love the photo.

Petrea said...

Collective moan for J+P...(and I do mean +P).

Hi Mme B! I'm feeling fortunate that our most recent one didn't cause more awful mudslides--which means it was a particularly good rain. Wish we could share some with you.

Above the City said...

Love this weather!