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The Countryside and School Closures

The local school is threaten with closure. Newspaper reporters dropped the bombshell to parents picking up their children. Placards are hurriedly being made.

Both my boys went to the school. 372 more words

Ushering in Autumn

Gita blew through earlier this week, dumping 96 mm (nearly 4 inches) of rain on us. She also seems to have ushered in autumn. Sultry summer heat has given way to crisp air in Gita’s wake. 104 more words


Like on "House Hunters"

On a whim (like how our youngest daughter came to be), my husband Dale and I drove to Julian. We were visiting from the Monterey-Salinas area, and spending time with our new grand baby in San Diego. 685 more words


8.5 inches of snow!

I think my Facebook friends might be getting tired of my snow pictures, but it’s been very snowy here, especially for an area that doesn’t usually get snow in February. 515 more words


The Square Trees and other natural wonders…sort of

Years ago, when my husband and I were Peace Corps volunteers in the Republic of Panama, we visited the famous Arboles Quadratos (the Square Trees) in El Valle de Anton. 422 more words