In reply to Diane in Indiana:
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Annette: I realize that you're not in the northern California region where the widespread, preventive power outages are occurring. However, my NPR radio station said this morning that PG&E is considering shutting off the power in the central coast area. So, I checked the L.A. Times, and they said that Southern California Edison is now debating whether to cut the power to southern California, including Los Angeles.
I didn't see Santa Barbara listed, but that sounds like you could be facing a blackout, too? Dang, I hope not! I read that the power could be out for a week. I'm thinking of you and hope that you won't be in the affected regions. Take care, A.
*For those who don't know: Most of California is now under a weather system that poses an extreme risk for wildfires. The power companies are shutting off the electricity, deliberately initiating blackouts, so that their equipment and infrastructure will not ignite fires.
Diane: Southern California's Santa Ana winds, which prompt the power shutoffs, are forecast to hit Ventura and LA counties - but our turn will come one day I'm sure. Meanwhile, we have been getting all kinds of "be prepared" leaflets from the city, SCE, etc. We already keep up with stocks of canned food, water, batteries, propane (for the BBQ), etc., due to the possibility of earthquakes.
Lynette: I'm waiting for someone to step in front of a camera (as Gerald Ford did after Nixon resigned) to tell us "...our long national nightmare is over." Don't know about your national nightmare. I tend to keep up with Brexit developments if only because Trump isn't involved. :-) I think our sun-loving plants just don't like their location; we'll see how the Tecoma fares now it's been relocated.
OG: Love the idea of fresh milk delivered in glass bottles. Will the milk float rattle as it comes down the street as in the old days? Too bad there'll probably be no horse attached.
Probably won't go to see Judy, as I never was a big fan of Judy Garland or her daughter Liza Minelli. I've thought about going to see the "live" opera performances on screen, but haven't got around to it yet.... They're put on by the Metropolitan Opera in New York and spectacular I'm sure.
Hummingbirds are back at the feeders even though the salvia is still blooming. Maybe the quality of natural pollen drops throughout the year?
Take care all.
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