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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

We Have Weather

We do get weather in Pasadena. I haven't seen snow, although we often see it in the mountains above town and it's been known to happen here in the lowlands.

But hail is common here, at least in my experience. Once a year or so it comes crashing down for a few thrilling minutes. IT SOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF RAIN, if you know what a lot of rain sounds like, and if you don't, it sounds like the gods are on your roof, grindinging their bingo ball churner as fast as it will go.

Yesterday it was cold--for Pasadena. But as John said, it must have been a lot colder up where the gods make their bingo balls in the first place.

19 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Gorgeous, rich colours!

Honest Abe said...

We get it all. Hail, the size of tennis balls, ruined roofs and they all had to be replaced. Mine was paid for by insurance company and three skylights. Cost was over $16,000.00.

We have had no snow this winter.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

We got some of those tiny bingo balls yesterday... Right before they dropped it got eerily cold... The plopping freaked my cat out for awhile...

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you, llandudnopictures. Because we're in a "desert climate," I grab those colors when I can.

Abe, I'm glad you have insurance. You are having a hell of a year out there. So strange to have no snow.

Today's supposed to be more normal, Kalei. We'll see about tomorrow.

Amin said...

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Petrea Burchard said...

Amin Amin Amin! You are my 600th follower! Thank you, and my goodness, you have a beautiful blog (which I will follow as soon as I'm on my other computer).

Deb said...

Hope you didn't get caught in the hailstorm getting the picture, it can be a painful experience. Love those fresh colours.

TheChieftess said...

Shhhh! On Saturday and Sunday we had more rain in 24 hours than SoCal and NorCal combined for the whole year! Nope...I'm not in Mammoth!

Bellis said...

Chieftess, tell us where you were!! England?

Abby and I were caught in the hailstorm in Hahamongna, with nowhere to shelter. The white cloud sweeping down from the San Gabriels was dramatic.

Love the colors in your photo, and very much enjoyed the link to the 1949 snowfall on Lake.

Petrea Burchard said...

Deb, we'll have to ask Bellis because she was out in it, but these were tiny. I imagine the hailstones you get in York are more like actual stones.

Yes, Chieftess, while we're on the subject: if not England, perhaps the Amazon rain forest?

Bellis, did they little buggers hurt? What did Abby think? (Abby is Bellis' constant companion, a beautiful Aussie Shepherd.)

Katie said...

If you squint at your photo it almost looks like snow. I like hail because it's loud and usually unexpected.

Margaret said...

What a great picture. I am enjoying this cold spell. I hear it might rain tomorrow night and Thursday. Love the rain!

Ms M said...

Beautiful photo with the gorgeous colors!

We're having a cold snap here, too. It might snow tonight or tomorrow morning. But only a wee bit in the valley; predicting 10 inches in the mountains.

Desiree said...

Cooold! Lit a fire

Petrea Burchard said...

Ooh, a fire, how lovely. We are cozy now, all snug at home and not going out again tonight! 10 inches of snow in the mountains, Ms. M, that's great! I think the west needs all the precipitation it can get.

Bellis said...

Abby never noticed that there were hailstones on the fur of her back. She's getting bomb-proof in her old age. The hailstones weren't very hard or large. I've known Australian ones the size of tennis balls, and they dented cars.

TheChieftess said...

We arrived in Kauai Satuday! We had solid rain for about 36 hours...7 inches on Sunday...thunder and lightning too! Since then, it's been cloudy and warm...with a shower here and there! No hail though! Great photo Petrea!

Petrea Burchard said...

I remember big ones in Illinois, Bellis, but not that big.

Thank you, Chieftess. It sounds dramatic where you are. We rarely get dramatic weather here as you know, so I hope you're enjoying it.

Irina said...

I miss the comments reading in your blog so much. What a pleasure!
This week I watch "Treme" DVD when have time. Movie is very much about things which I love about America.
Nothing to say about hail, sorry..)))