How is that for a few topics? Yes, just as the National Weather Service reported. We are having the largest weather event to strike this area in the past 30 years.
With the day after day of dark skies, sometimes fog (very unusual), rain (frequently very heavy) and cold temperatures, my activities have been less than productive. It just feels so good to lie on the sofa with soft yummy cozy warm blankets and stay warm. And it helps to have a nice cup of tea or maybe cocoa nearby.
Even though I have been diligent in energy conservation and sleeping in the living room (the warmest room) with the thermostat set at 67 degrees, my Electric Bill was $220.00 for the past month! My heart goes out to the folks that do not have proper protection from the elements and others that have been impacted with structural destruction and devastation.
This is a tree down along a nearby roadway that caused a multi-vehicle accident. Night time darkness sure adds to the danger.
This is the Little Community Park and Creek that is a five minute walk from where I live. The area has been closed to through traffic due to roadway flooding. The water from my little stream (roadway culvert drainage) is one of many tributaries that flow into The Creek.
There are many photos in the newspapers of flooding and heavy rain damage.
Kimono on the Left side.
Fallen Petals on the Right side.