Saturday, December 12, 2015

It's Cold Outside!

It was cold today.  Hah!  We're such wimps when it's less than ideal here.  In between rain showers, we drove up A mountain to look at the weather.  There's water in the Santa Cruz river.  Look at the brown line at the bottom of the picture.  That's the river with water in it.


More rain.

I took this driving back down A mountain.  There is sun on the mountains out in the distance.

Overall, it was a dark and dreary day with wind and rain.  Since there can be no blog post without the hummingbirds, here they are in all of their puffed up glory.  They were cold, as well.  They puff to conserve body heat.

I don't know why the border on this picture is so wide.  Picasa is messing with me.  I did the border three times, and it refuses to look like the other two.  Computers!  Software!  It's all the work of the devil.  That would include cell phones as well.

This guy spent the day scanning the skies, driving off the competition, and eating.

I have to tell you, when the weather is bad, and someone is on crutches, it makes for a long day.  If either of us is ever seriously damaged, we'll probably have to buy a house.  Just getting out for a trip to Bed Bath and Beyond was an effort.  It'll be back in the 70's in 5 days or so.  I'm looking forward to sitting on the patio in the morning again.


  1. The good thing is this weather keeps the desert green!

    You sure are getting some awesome hummer shots! I have one hummer who has taken over my is a shame these males won't share!

  2. It was cold and rainy here, too, yesterday but at least no wind. They had a dawn to dusk mountain bike race and we felt bad for the riders since it barely got out of the 40s all day. We did get to go for a walk later in the afternoon when the rain stopped, since neither of us are on crutches, at least not at this time ;-)