And then there were none
December 11, 2017 | When the wind blew one of my mesquite trees down last week, it was the beginning of the end. Inspecting the fallen tree and comparing it with the three still standing forced the conclusion that the trees were a disaster waiting to happen. All it would take is some winter rain to loosen the dirt and a strong wind to do the tipping.
Palm Springs Festival of Lights parade 2017
December 3, 2017 | Palm Springs always holds its Festival of Lights parade on the first Saturday in December. Some years it is bitterly cold; other years quite balmy. This year it was clement: cool, but not so cold as to induce shivering.
Uh-oh, something's not quite right
November 28, 2017 | There have been high winds for the past two days. So this morning when I heard a small crash from the patio I assumed it was one of my patio chairs being knocked over by the wind. Which it was. I was not, however, prepared for what I saw when I rolled over in my bed to look out the window and check on the coming dawn.
November 23, 2017 | Thanksgiving Day was served up as a near-perfect day: clear skies, soft breezes from time to time, warm (yea, a bit too warm, TBH).
Palm Springs Pride 2017
November 5, 2017 | This past weekend was the Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival and Parade. The usual suspects assembled.