The Holler is getting hammered by storm after storm. This is the view looking north from our back patio, taken on Valentines Day as The Holler was being hit with the most massive rain storm. You can see raindrops on the lens. My iphone sent me 6 flash-flood warnings in 24 hours.
Here is the lower pasture being chewed up by the little creek which turned into a rapid-filled, raging river. The pasture gate is the white structure in the back left of the photo. It partially collapsed in the onslaught.
The river flows.
It flows to the sea.
Wherever that river goes,
that’s where I want to be.
Flow river flow,
past the shaded tree.
Go river, go, to the sea.
(Lyrics: The Byrds)
We hiked along the creek in the pouring rain on Valentines Day. You can see my son by the oxbow, to give you perspective on how big the creek is. It was thirty feet wide at some sections and was carrying logs and trees along like matchsticks!
Our rain gauge kept over-filling at 6 inches, and more storms are on the horizon.
Southern California is getting more snow than Boston, and the Sierras have the biggest snowpack in the country.
This is The Holler looking east this morning. It is still snowing in the mountains, which are obscured by clouds, but there is sunshine here today, with more rain forecasted.
And this is the view to the west. Our multi-year drought is finally over!! Cheers to you from the very wet, and very happy, Holler~
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I was thinking of the years of drought as I was reading through your post. But that sure is an awful lot of water! Hope it calms down soon.
After so many years of drought, the water is a Godsend. I love the sound of the roar!
ahh…Here too. I poured out an inch this morning and it is on tap to rain every day this next week. this is one time I am flad not to be farming .
What is fascinating is how rapidly the ground just sucks down the water. It’s like a vacuum! I think it is replenishing the aquifer.
That is agood thing, but here we have had so much all winter the ground is rotten
Yes. At some point the ground just won’t absorb. That is scary.
Hopefully, the wildflowers will be blooming more than ever this spring…climate chaos everywhere!
They are calling it an atmospheric river and it was NOT forecasted to be this intense. It will be interesting to see what more rain will do. Our local mountain peak got 11 inches in 24 hours.
I’m sure a lot of damage has happened – I’ve seen a few pics of washed out roads and flooded areas….
Yes. It is still going on. The Sierras are telling people to stay away. People are stranded in their cars due to blizzards. Roads can’t be reached by snow plows. Commutes to ski resorts are a nightmare. Coastal areas are flooding and roads are washing out. This is a good time to stay put.
Glad to hear the drought is over, but…….what a way to go. It’s only when you look at that raging creek that you have a sense of the devastation the lashings of rain might be causing in low-lying areas.
At least the fields look lovely and green, Cindy.
Our horrendous record-breaking heat-waves in Melbourne, Australia seem to finally be over, but the towns, farms and even…..main cities…… are under water up north of the country with some folk up to their waists in flood water. Some country areas looked like vast seas with little bits of green tree tops and building roofs the only thing visible in thousands of acres. Unbelievable. At least the Government is stepping up to help the farmers who have lost everything. I haven’t checked the state of the bush fires yet.
This is just global weather chaos. Our president doesn’t understand that global warming also means global cooling, and global flooding. As one area overheats, another freezes. As one region dries, another floods. It is unpredictable. These storms weren’t forecast to be this extreme. All this rain facilitated plant growth at The Holler, means trouble, come September, when fire season starts.
I remember being in Melbourne when you were in the midst of massive drought with wildfires raging. It felt like home, except for the thirsty koalas with burnt paws who broke my heart.
Hang in there. I know how frightening it can be.
You Live in a beautiful picturesque Place. Even in the rain it retains its loveliness. New York City gets its share of rain, snow and Sleet. However unless I must go to work I stay inside on inclement days. Fortunately I’m working part time at the Brooklyn Public Library which is about 30 minutes from home. Short commute.
I have read about the onslaught on the east coast caused by the triple split in the polar vortex. Stay warm, and safe! <3
Yup. One day it’s 3 degrees Fahrenheit outside and a few days later it’s 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Fortunately I’m enjoying a wonderful long weekend Thanks to Presidents day. Enjoy your weekend.
Your kitty and you are warm & safe <3
Yes we often have cuddle and snuggle sessions. Meow. 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐈🐈🐈
Yep, same here 🐈 <3
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Thank you & all the best to you!
Thank you, my dear
Wow! After last year’s wildfires, I worried that a wet winter would cause a lot of erosion in California. I wonder what the situation is up north in Paradise. We’ve had a bunch of mudslides here in Washington state, but nothing really bad yet.
The mudslides are big problems in Ventura, and burn areas. Poor Paradise! I hope she is spared from the worst. You have burned areas too, which are so vulnerable, but your state is a bit more adapted to intense rain. Hope all is okay.
The drought being over is a big hooray. Beautiful photos, Cindy. Cheers from a colts but snow-less Massachusetts.
Snowless!! Wow! I guess your precipitation headed over here.
It must have headed your way, Cindy. Typically we have had over 20 inches by now. I think we have something like 5.
Weather is in eternal flux and flow. I refuses to be counted on to deliver what we want, when and how we want it. But I do understand the need for more water and snow in the mountains means groundwater for later. Your area is so lush and green. No wonder you love it there. Great shots of the rush of the creek.
We woke in the morning hearing this roar. I knew immediately what it was. I saw the rain gauge overflowing and I knew we were in for a rollicking ride. I’m still waiting to see how our roads do. They are undermined by extensive gopher tunneling, so they are probably filling, and collapsing, silently, deep underneath.
It’s what we don’t see that’s sometimes the most dangerous. Do be safe.
True & thank you Marlene. <3
Yes, this is a great tale of the flooding. And I see where part of the freeway 118 is washed away on the cliffside, and the 39 in the other direction, so I am wondering what is going to happen to the people up in the mountains of those areas. It looks like there is a lot of work to be done before they can manage to get anyone down safely. Thank you for sharing that beautiful area and the changes that are coming to all the different parts of it.
Gorgeous Ventura has been hit so hard the last two years. People will be stranded for yet another year. And the story is not over yet. I see our mountains encased by storm clouds as I type this, and rain and snow is forecast at least for the next week, for essentially the entire state! My thoughts and prayers are with all in harms way. Mother Nature seems highly irritated!
The grass is look very green Cindy.
It is and it is GROWING FAST!!!
Yes it does look high too…
The free range cattle have been moved, so they are not here to eat it!
Now that’s a good way to control the grasses…
They were highly efficient!
and very well fed….
That is a ton of rain! Everything looks so green and lush. Glad you’ve finally had relief from the drought. Now the flowers will bloom – yay! I’m visiting friends in LA at the end of this month and we’re planning day trips to see wildflowers. Anza-Borrego, Joshua Tree and ranunculus fields in Carlsbad are a few of the stops planned. Your neighborhood, I think!
Yes! You will be coming at a very gorgeous time. The real bloom doesn’t usually start until March, but with all this rain, everything will be gorgeous, especially in the desert, which may bloom early. The ranunculus fields usually start blooming in March. When are you coming? And for how long?
I arrive the 2/26 for a week then visit my son in Truckee the following week. They’ve had a TON of snow! Will you be in town?
Yes I will. Maybe we can meet up if you have time? I know how precious time is when visiting friends and family. Your son is going to need googles and swim fins to get out his front door in Truckee! It is gorgeous there.
Wouldn’t that be fun! I’d love it. Email me at email@example.com and I can contact you when we know our schedule.
I will do so forthwith and hope it works! <3
From what I’ve seen on golf tournaments the past two weeks, oh boy. Good luck.
Are they playing? Everything must be a water trap! I would think golf clubs would be a lightning hazard.
The tour is in LA this weekend. They are running behind schedule, but at least the sun is shining now …. and no, they won’t play in lightning.
There is a break right now, but I wouldn’t vouch for tomorrow!
Thanks for the update. I’m sure I’ll tune into the broadcast during the day.
Crazy, Cindy! First it’s a fire…. then after time heals the Holler, you get a flood. x
Fires, floods, I think famine will be next!
LOL!!!! Are you living in the bible?
I kid around, but I get what you mean! Take care, dear Cindy!
If I start building an ark, you need to come down immediately and get ready to paddle!
Well that’s one way to end a drought! It’s ironic that I moved back to northeastern Ohio largely because I missed snow, and now California’s getting more snow than we are. I guess I’ll have to move to Canada to be happy…
Also, isn’t the power of water absolutely mesmerizing? It seems like such a gentle element, but can also be so destructive.
I love the power of the water! It roars and you hear it while you’re sleeping. I can’t believe our local mountains, they ring SoCal like circular Alps. The Sierra is basically buried. It often gets incredibly impressive snow, but this is unparalleled! The avalanche danger will be very high. Canada is incredibly appealing to me too…..But, it does get awfully cold there.
I couldn’t imagine being separated from water for long: all my life has been spent either on the Pacific coast or the shores of the Great Lakes; the sound of water is the most soothing music of all to me.
Yes, Canada gets cold, but the air becomes wonderfully refreshing when it gets below zero Fahrenheit – as long as you’re dressed properly.
True! Plus it is Canada!!! I would like to live on The Sunshine Coast. You have the Pacific at you door, there are grizzly bears and bald eagles, and the coastal flow keeps the area from getting too cold. I don’t think Canadians are really eager to have a bunch of disgruntled Americans move there though. But, they are way too civilized and polite to build a border wall to keep us out, so that is a point in our favor……
Lol, then I’ll have to move to Canada before they enforce stricter immigration laws to keep Americans out!
Right now I’m in the north of 60°cold but it will be very rainy in May. However, my home in the Okanagan of BC (as well as BC generally) has been experiencing droughts and fires similar to California’s. Climate change is real but my, there are Manu people who just won’t even consider it.
Many people, not manu. 🙂
Don’t worry, I speak and write Typo fluently!
Oh you live in such a beautiful place. BC is just magical. It is better to use the term ‘Climate Change,’ so deniers don’t get confounded by complexity.
When I read that you loved the sound of the rain and water flowing, this is the thought by Hermann Hesse that came to me:
“They both listed silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.”
So glad that the days of your drought have been quenched. Hugs.
That quote gives me goosebumps. I do feel the combined spiritual impact of the rain, the river, and the Creator. Mother Nature seems a bit perturbated to me right about now, and I don’t blame her one bit!
Your Holler is still most beautiful, but flood waters are so scary.
Nature giveth…and nature taketh away.
Yes. There is such beauty in the raging waters too. I like to see human power put in it’s place by Mother Nature <3
I guess when it rains it pours. I am concerned to see that much of water at one time. I sure people there are glad that the multi-year drought is finally over.
I will tell you one thing, we did not stand close to the banks. The river was eating them alive!
Wonderful photography, and I’m glad your drought is over!
Thank you. It ended ‘not with a whisper, but with a bang!’
Glad the drought is over and loved the photos and info here – 😉 the green is nice
Green is good <3
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Cheers to you & stay warm!
Beautiful, Cindy, glad you are all safe! The wild flowers in the desert will be amazing this spring!
I am ready and waiting!!! <3
That sure is a lot of rain, but as the saying goes. “It never rains but it pours.” Stay dry, Cindy. 😘
Yes, and “It never rains in Southern California, it pours, man it pours!”
The views are quite beautiful, but your narrative prompts me to be concerned about people’s (and animal’s) safety.
Yes. In other areas, the flooding, and avalanche threat is potentially catastrophic. And in all areas, with more rain and snow to come, we must wait and see. Thank you for being concerned.
I am fluent, and quite a fan, of typo, so no worries!
Thanks for understanding the fumble-fingered, Cindy!
I perceive most typos as a sign of intelligence, if you think, and type, fast, voila’, the typo(s)!
Hi Cindy, I was wondering if you were in the storms, Now I know. Enjoy the water and the storms, but be safe. Pics were great. Can’t seem to get rid of the snow / cold around here. Ducks/geese have deserted the lake because it’s frozen over. Take care & stay dry . ………………..💙
If the geese leave, it’s bad. Stay warm cuz <3
Hurray for El Nino! Be safe.
This one snuck up on the meteorologists. I feel sorry for them. Their predictive abilities are being sorely challenged because Mother Nature is not one bit happy!
Ah the landscape is purely breath taking ! 🙂
Awww, thank you <3
Wonderful photographs of a dangerous condition. I’m so happy the drought is over but that’s a lot of water all at once. Trees floating by…. I’m glad that you’re safe and that everyone is happy. <3
Thank you for caring sweet lady.
Tom Petty said it best,
‘So close your eyes,
we’re alright, for now.’
Fascinating, dear Cindy. And a wonderful poem to wonderful photos and the gras is sooo beautiful green.Nice weekend greetings from a sunny Germany <3
Greetings back to you in gorgeous Germany! We are talking about visiting the Christmas Markets this year. I hope we do! Schöne woche mein lieber Freund!
Oh, the christmas markets are georgeous! You must vist the markets in Münster and Dortmund. I love the Dortmunder Christmas Market so much. May be we will meet us in real life? Let me know, when you where are. Best greetings to you, my friend <3
We are going to book when we get back from South America. I am excited. We will fly into Frankfurt and stay there for a few nights and visit the close by towns. And then we are thinking of driving and staying first in Nuremberg and then Bamburg. Is this close to Dortmund? I would love to meet you!
Oh, unfortunately no. Frankfurt / Nuremberg, etc. are 400-600 kilometers away. But maybe we’ll see each other another time when you’re back in Germany? I wish you a wonderful time in germany. Bamberg is beautiful!!! My best friend studied there 15 jears ago and I visited her there many times. <3
I am sorry we can’t meet but understand the distance issue. We have been to Nuremburg and Bamburg and can imagine how gorgeous it will be at Xmas. Next time hopefully we will viist closer to you! <3
I was just going to ask if California’s drought was over, as California’s a big state and I didn’t want to assume that rain in this part meant it was over. The creek is massive!
Southern California is always the driest part of the state since much of it is desert or semi-desert so when we get inundated, the northern parts of the state usually get even more so. Storm clouds are moving in now, so hopefully we will get even more precipitation in Southern California. Thank you for caring Emma & have a wonderful week.
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Cindy Knoke shares her photos of the Holler where she lives (when not photographing the rest of the world) and they are celebrating the end of a multi-year drought.. The power of the river is clear to see and lovely green pastures to nourish the amazing wildlife in the area.. Fabulous as always.
People like you make blogging a joy Sally. Thank you for your kindness <3
Your images brighten my day Cindy. ♥
Ahhh, your thoughtfulness brightens mine <3
Cindy, this is a beautiful photo story with the addition of lovely lyrics from The Byrds. I hope the rain stopped before it was too much. I’m so pleased your multi-year drought is done.
I so appreciate your thoughtful concern. Cheers to you Norah & have a wonderful week <3
Thank you, Cindy. Your photographs have got my week off to a great start. You have a wonderful week too!
I love your poetic title Cindy and the verses between the vistas.
Glad the rain stopped though as you risked flowing with that river to the sea.
You and I, and Peter Gabriel, feel the call of the river on it’s voyage to the sea. He sang:
“Going away, away toward the sea
River deep, can you lift up and carry me?
Oh roll on through the heartland,
‘Til the sun has left the sky,
River, river, carry me high.”
The beauty and power of nature is both awesome and scary at times…Beautiful images, Cindy 🙂 x Could I please have your e-mail x
Agreed. Nature has savage beauty, but I love it. I just got your email from your gravatar and will email you my address.
Thank you, Cindy 🙂 x
Welcome weather indeed, Cindy! And wonderful pictures as ever.
Grazie Mille Emma <3
wow – the mighty power of nature. Being alongside the river torrent must have been an incredible experience.
It was simply wonderful! The river rained, and carried logs and trees with it, and the rain poured down. The birds were in a dither and a hawk followed us. Beautiful! <3
Aren’t we lucky to be part of all that magnificence! X
toll, liebe Cindy, entspanne dich und habe schöne Momente
Ich wünsche Ihnen eine wunderbare Woche und danke Ihnen, mein lieber Freund!
es wird bestimmt alles gut
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Cindy Knoke sent pictures of the rain and flash flooding that ended a multi-year drought in her area of California.
Hugs to you and Happy Sunday sweet friend <3
Yes, ‘Flow river flow,’ is a good way of welcoming rain. 🙂
Lovely to hear from you my friend & thank you <3
Glad your years of drought are over but hope the rain does stop before it begins to damage rather than heal the land.
Thank you Mary. There has been a nice break, allowing the water to sink into the earth, as the next storm is now gathering her clouds.
The grass is so green! I’ve never seen it so green (coming from the east coast)
It is brand new grass, grown from the action of the rain. It makes a green velvet carpet covering the landscape. By the end of June it will all be brown and dry.
Oh the floods! We have a creek behind our house that on occasion turns into what appears the rapids. And we live in town!
Your world is looking lush. Such beauty in it all.
It is wonderful living by a creek isn’t it. The frog symphonies alone are priceless and the wild animals it attracts are even more so. I have lived by a creek for the last twenty years and I love it. Glad you experience this too, as long as the floods mind their manners.
It’s that “mind their manners” part that keeps me on my toes. 😉
I understand completely.
How wonderful the news about the rain in California! Hopefully the weather will not turn into the other extreme. Have a great Sunday, Cindy!
Hopefully it won’t rain for 30 days and 30 nights! A storm is moving in now, but we had more than a day to dry out. Thank you for your concern Peter.
Oh they are so gorgeous! I love the color variety! Thank you so much and have a wonderful week.
It’s nice that the drought is over, Cindy, but must the pendulum swing so wildly? Water is incredibly powerful, and I’m familiar with that muddy brown deluge here in Oregon. Be careful, and enjoy the greenness of your beautiful Holler.
Yes, extreme swings of weather everywhere are concerning to people who care about the environment.
I’m so glad the draught is over for you, Cindy! Still, it must be worrisome to have all that rainwater fall at once. Here, our ground is saturated from snowfall after snowfall, and with the lower depths still frozen, there’s nowhere for rainfall to go. The weather everywhere has been trying this year — I can’t ever recall having so many gray days in wintertime!
I agree. Weather patterns are changing and becoming more unstable. I have lived in the same region all my life and I have never experienced anything like the drought.
The holler looks lush and alive with the river flowing. I’m glad to hear your drought is over and didn’t know the Sierras had more snow than anywhere. I guess we all must adapt to climate change or as I’ve now read it being called environmental breakdown. We are facing a critical time for the planet and people. Hopefully, we will wake up.
They need to put down their Big Macs and go outside.
Ha, ha. Yup!
Delighted to see the drought ended. The creek at the bottom of our land frequently floods, but in order to reach the house it would have to reach Noah-like proportions, which is why we don’t bother with flood insurance!
That is true here also, but we are close to the top of a mountain, where the California Aqueduct lies, so flood insurance is a must for us.
I love your beautiful landscape photographs. The contrasting colors are lovely and your composition is perfect. The photos resemble Impressionism paintings. I could just see Van Gogh, Monet, Gauguin, any one of the amazing painters of that period standing at an easel and creating a masterpiece in this area of the world.
What a kind and thoughtful comment. I would so love to see their paintings and meet them! <3
Waht a wonderful landscape, you live in, Cindy! Wonderful, but with rain it looks like a little bit like Jurassic Park. LoL Best wishes, Michael
Yes!!! I want the nice veggie-sauruses to be here!!! They can eat all the grass.
OK, the carnivores we will send to Mr. Trump. LoL
You really need the rain and now it comes in masses. The grass looks so fresh and green. Good the drought is over. Hope you are ok though with all the storms. Hope all the water soaks really in and will help in the year to come.
It is soaking in so far and hopefully replenishing the aquifer. Thank you for your concern & Happy Sunday!
Wow! This is gorgeous.
So happy you enjoyed & thank you!
Thanks John & hope all is well with you! <3
Magnificent landscape, Cindy.
So pleased you like it & thank you for stopping by!
I am so late in reading, and I just hope the rain has been beneficial and not devastating. I am hoping that all the rain and snow will keep away so many fires this summer! Your Holler is so gorgeous!
Thanks my friend. The rain has been a real blessing. We are getting rain every week and all of it has time to absorb. Such a blessing <3
What a beautiful region you life in, dear Cindy!
thank you very much. The open spaces become a necessary part of life.
So the drought is over?!!! Sounds like a relief!! global weather is going for a toss….though some people still consider it to be a hoax still!
Denial is not just a river!
Usually your big rains become our big snows. This time around, it’s skipping right past us … the storm center is either too far north or too far south by a few miles. Anyway, we’re forecasted to have 2-4 inches of snow overnight tonight along with bitter cold temps. A couple extra logs on the fire tonight.
“Flow River Flow”, I know that as a hymn versus the song by The Byrds. 🙂
Where are you located? The Sierras are being pounded, Central Cali is flooding and roads are breaking up, our local mountains are impassable. Our wifi tower just froze, so I am amazed to get this wifi window.
Colorado Springs, south of Denver.
Beautiful! We were so close to moving to hills outside of Durango.
Durango, nice place. Maybe a good idea you didn’t retire there. They had a pair of wildfires around there the past two out of three years.
Wildfires are everywhere now.
Love the lush green and flowing river! Multi-year drought is finally over, Yay!!! 🙂
The current storm just took out our wifi tower so I am surprised to find this window open up. Oh well, it’s worth it!
Magnificent photos. I think the storms beautify the area. Raging creeks, lush grasses, droplets on your lens. Breathtaking scenery. I just got out of the hospital again and am just now able to visit fellow bloggers again. <3 you Cindy!
I hope you are doing better. Sending you healing thoughts and prayers Nancy. <3 <3
What striking emerald green grass! You have magnificent views from The Holler!
Thank you Lavinia. Sometimes it feels like one of the last undeveloped parts of Southern California that is not a formal park.
Wow Cindy ! Mother Nature has really hit you guys hard. I pray for sunshine soon for you all!
Thank you Gary, the rain and snow is so needed. Our local mountains are covered with snow and the Sierras have 30+ feet!
Thank you Juan!
Magnificent vistas. Can’t have enough of the varying moods of nature.
I love them all!
That creek looks angry, but the land is unconcerned; rather peaceful and bright actually. And I’m glad you can see snow on the mountains again.
It is snowing now as I type on the mountains! As soon as it ices over, I will lose wifi signal from out tower!
Wondrous images, Cindy. It so reminds me of the place where I house and pet-sit sometimes, in Wales…
I have not yet been to Wales, but I plan to remedy this soon!
The poem was great too
Thanks Charly & hope all is good with you!
GREAT PICTURES CINDY, CHINA
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Thank you & cheers to you China!
starte gut in die Woche und habe schöne Erlebnisse, Klaus
Danke und frohe Woche Klaus <3
prima, freut mich
das ist ja super
Vielen dank! <3
I hope you stayed high and dry! That’s a lot of water.
And it is snowing now in the mountains. I am typing fast because the ice will shut down our wifi tower!
We may get snow on Wednesday. I want spring. 🙂
Fantastic that the drought is over.. lets hope the rains do not cause too much flooding. loved your pictures Cindy.
Thank you Sue and yes, the drought is something I would love to have behind me!
It looks beautiful green which will hopefully be a plus to ward off CA wildfires. We’ve seen some scary flash flooding here in the Phoenix area, but that should make for a wonderful showing of wildflowers. The desert is doing a happy dance!
Yes, with the lemons, hopefully will come lemonade. Stay warm & dry!
Sweet shots, Cindy! 🙂 We live on the Iroquois River and are always watchful about flooding (though we are on extremely high ground).
Sounds very similar to The Holler!
Glad the drought is over for you – what a beautiful area. Rushing water can be so fascinating to watch, as long as it isn’t too damaging.
Thank you & yes the power of raging water is mesmerizing!
It looks very green Cindy! 💚
And raining now!
Wonderful images 🙂
Grazie mille <3
Beautiful! Captivating! Mesmerizing! Lovely place and awesome pics Cindy.
You are very kind & most appreciated!
We heard from relatives that the roads from Las Vegas to CA have been a mess with snow closures and traffic jams. Enjoy the green! – Oscar
People stuck in cars in blizzards, roads washing out, mud slides, ski resorts telling people to stay away. Mammoth has historic snowpack and serious avalanche risk and basically un-passable roads!
And, probability of skiing until 4th of July is good?
Moving beyond the blizzards and droughts and the onslaught of frightening fires and floods…
May nature regain its sense of balance and shower its abundance as a blessing back again.
Yes. Thank you. And nature always survives. If humans don’t survive, that is the fault of some human behaviors. But nature is indestructible. She sees ice ages, global extinctions, and she brings life back. And this is only on our planet. Imagine what nature might be doing outside of our planet.
Goodness, that’s quite something. What a beautiful spot you have.
Thank you! It is raining today, again, which is great!
Better than snow!
There is snow and ice too!!!
Oh so wonderful to get rain instead of drought. But it definitely looks fierce. Beautiful photos, Cindy.
And it is raining and snowing now in SoCal, but I am up in NoCal, visiting the twins and the weather up here is sunny!
Even with the storms and rain it still looks beautiful. Great photographs.
Thank you Beverly & be well my friend <3
The rain has really been something. My gosh you live in a beautiful place, Cindy. I can’t get over your view. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for the kind appreciation. I am in Santa Cruz now with the twin babies enjoying the sunshine!
Ah…What an exciting time for you, Cindy. I hope you’re fitting in frequent visits. Congratulations
I am on the every two month plan according to my daughter’s request. It’s just a tad tiring!!! 😉
Very poetic! But wait! U R a poet!
I wish!!! Thank you for the thought!
Don’t wish! Just accept it!
Thank you. Very kind.
Hi Cindy, I enjoying reading your post. I have been busy for a long time and haven’t visited you. Your pictures are absolutely smashing! You bring the best pictures that everyone will love. Thank you for this post, it was amazing! Juli
So kind of you and so appreciated too! Thank you & cheers to you!
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Gorgeous! Thank you & cheers to you.
We’ve been getting hailstones , slush and soft snow for sometime now, here in Northern California. ( and that’s rare ) I wonder how it’s like somewhere in the Sierras, Lake Tahoe area. I heard the snow is several feet thick.
30 feet thick+ in some areas. I just flew yesterday from NoCal to SoCal. The Sierras have epic snowpack which you can see. Mammoth and Lake Tahoe actually asked skiers and boarders to stay away. Avalanche danger is intense. Snow plows can’t reach many areas. And then I flew into SoCal, and that was where it got really weird. The mountain ranges ringing the LA and Orange County Basin looked like The Alps when the roads shut down. There were rivers, creeks, reservoirs and lakes I couldn’t identify from the air because haven’t them seen before. When I got back last night, wifi finally resumed to The Holler for the first time in days, because the ice finally was thin enough on our tower on the mountain to allow transmission. More rain and snow is due in SoCal on Saturday. Mother Nature is speaking and I love it! It’s about time!
30 ft! I can believe that. We have friends who live in Lake Tahoe, and yes, they say they get that much snow in winter. We were there 2 years ago in May, and saw there was still so much snow in the mountains. Relatives from the Philippines were so excited to see snow for the first time. They got to play in the snow, as well.
The Sierras get massive snow pack in normal years, but this year is amazing. It is so good for the state <3
Forgive me please, I don’t know if it is good or bad to you all but the place is beautiful and I wish if I could sit a while on the green. Thank you for sharing Cindy.
It is good for us and I wish you come with me and we both can sit in the green-green forest!
Oh really, you have made my day, thank you very much!
Cindy, thank you for more compelling and powerful photographs.
Cheers to you Charles & thank you always!
Cindy, you are very welcome!
You’ve lived through a lot of fear. I am sorry for you, may you not experience more floods. I live in Poland, floods are rare.
Thank you for your kind concern & lovely to meet you!
Wow it is so nice to see water running through there. This rain has been very welcome. 🙂
Yes! Thank you for understanding. People who haven’t experienced drought for many years may not understand the absolute blessing of the falling of the water <3
I am happy that your drought is over. But I also feel for your flooding. Last year – depending on who you read we tied or were over for the most rain on record. And it didn’t stop with the New Year. We’ve got little ponds (that on a nice day when we aren’t having 50 mile an hour winds) the birds have been using to bath.
Lovely views. Stay as dry as you want and can 🙂
Wow! That sounds quite impressive as long as everyone stays safe!
Moderation along with location, location, location 😉
Wow the storms are crazy everywhere this year. Here too!
It’s raining now!
Has your storms calmed down your way?
wow! what a lovely place for hiking. even in storms, nature shows its beauty.
Thanks much. Storm hiking is fun as long as there is no lightening.
I’m glad this isn’t a bad thing. We have too much water because of snow melt and lots of rain and temps too high too fast – so the snow is melting too fast. I’m good where I live – minor driveway damage, but many live in low places. Not the greatest.
I enjoyed this read. Any stories or writings about rivers will always capture my attention. https://noelliesplace.com/2019/05/07/rivers/
Rivers are magical. They feed, wash and transport us <3
Love your holler. Miss my much smaller one. Your views in every direction are wonderful. Had dinner with my son and daughter-in-law and watched a deer as we dined this evening. I even see them in the woods behind my apartment. A wild turkey spent the day on my porch not too long ago. I feel so blessed that I’ve been able to live in touch with nature, even now at the edge of our town in an apartment. Your holler is amazing. A wonderful home base after travel. Thanks for sharing the beauty.
When wild ones visit us freely, it is like being touched by God. Love to you Eileen <3