Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

CaliforniaPeggy

CaliforniaPeggy's Journal
CaliforniaPeggy's Journal
November 28, 2015

Thanksgiving Day garden photos:

We had dinner with our oldest daughter and her boyfriend and his family!

An old-style Camellia:



Bougainvillea:



And one of their pooches!



November 24, 2015

Nearly Full...

I was having fun photographing the moon late this afternoon, when something else showed up...



November 17, 2015

A story about El Nino, from Daily Kos:

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/11/16/1450700/-El-Ni-o-Does-Something-It-s-Never-Done-Before-Watch-Out-California?detail=facebook

The weekly average equatorial Pacific ocean sea surface temperature in was 3 degrees or greater (5.4 degrees F) above normal in the key region from 170 degrees west to 120 degrees west for the first time on record.

Tropical Pacific water temperatures are shockingly hot. Last week equatorial Pacific water temperatures averaged 3 degrees Celsius above normal for the first time ever in the key Niño 3.4 region. The previous weekly high Niño 3.4 value of 2.8 degrees was tied last week with Nov. 28, 1997. The Niño 3.4 region, used to measure the strength of an El Niño ranges from 170W to 120W from 5 degrees north to 5 degrees south of the equator. If temperatures continue to rise, or plateau for a few more weeks, this will be the strongest El Niño in history.


All of it at the link, above.

November 17, 2015

Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye, on a Blog by David Kanigan.

Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any Arabic, please come to the gate immediately.” Well— one pauses these days. Gate A-4 was my own gate. I went there.

The whole story at the link:

http://davidkanigan.com/2014/11/16/gate-a-4/

November 7, 2015

Question submitted by CaliforniaPeggy

The text of this question will be publicly available after it has been reviewed and answered by a DU Administrator. Please be aware that sometimes messages are not answered immediately. Thank you for your patience. --The DU Administrators

Profile Information

Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: At home
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 02:41 PM
Number of posts: 150,362
Latest Discussions»CaliforniaPeggy's Journal