Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Peace

My New Year's wish is that everyone will find their happy and inner peace, so we can have "Peace on Earth."

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas

Christmas through a child's eyes,

Noelle Sky,

My "Joy to the world."

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Gold

Each time I see a rainbow, it is as spectacular as the last one.

I'm still looking for that pot of gold!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lucky

What's it like to be lucky?

I'm thinking, enjoying life!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Doppler

The Mega Doppler Radar 7000 HD, a gadget used by your favorite Eyewitness News station to dictate your dire, daring, dauntless, dismal, drizzle, drenching, dazzling, dashing, darn, daytime weather dilemma.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Blow'in

Yes, how many times must a man look up before he can see the sky?
Yes, how many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry.
Yes, how many deaths will it take til he knows that too many people died?
The answer my friend is blow'in in the wind. --Bob Dylan

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Second

Fierce winds are going to make a return in Malibu, expected to begin late tonight, where 70 mph gusts through mountain passes and canyons will create critical weather conditions and pose extreme fire danger.

Second wind is also a phenomenon in long distance running, such as marathon runs, where the runner is so tired to continue then suddenly finds strength to continue at top performance.

I'm thinking there are at least 5 people who welcome the second wind.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Winds

Cirrus and alto-stratus clouds appear to shuffle through wind blown skies.

Very strong and damaging Santa Ana winds, 30-45 mph with excess gusts to 80 mph expected after midnight, lasting through Friday.

In other words, nerve-racking toupee!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Crescent

Last night we were dazzled with the view of the thin lunar crescent Moon and the blazing planet Venus, left, in the Southwest sky.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Look

One day at a time-this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.  --Ida Scott Taylor

So, What are you looking at?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sun

With the help of mother nature, I was able to photograph the sun as it made a quick peek through fast moving storm clouds, then darkness and rain.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Carpool

Carpool lanes in Southern California require two or more people per vehicle......and a few exceptions.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mobbing

Flying above hawks and mounting aerial attacks, a behavior called "mobbing" by biologists, and it really persists because --well -- it works.  Smaller birds being smaller and more dextrous can get away with such harassment without fear of reprisal.  The larger bird is often slower and less agile, so it accepts the smaller bird’s message -- get out of town.

From a crow's perspective, mobbing behavior on a large potential predator, in this case, a red-tailed hawk, in between meals, might be stalking the crows eggs or babies in the area.

If a red-tailed hawk reached out and grabbed a crow with its talons, in scientific terms, "The crow would be toast."

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pearl


 Pearl is a 2 1/2-year-old miniature horse.

Her owner, Victoria Nodiff-Netanel, is a 26-year Malibu resident.

And so the story begins.

They are one of the city's best loved pet therapy teams, where every Tuesday, they make weekly visits to the Veterans Hospital in Westwood and visit patient's bedside with "Pet therapy, unconditional love."

Today, they were one of the featured speakers at the Veterans Day ceremony at Legacy Park in Malibu.

Oh, in case you were wondering, "Pearl is fully house-trained."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tandem


Angelique Capaldi and Lionel Brunier of Nancy, France, flew to New York in July from Paris, to cycle West across the United States to their destination of South America.

And yes, he is a backseat driver steering from the rear.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Rainbows

Appearing out of nowhere, something about rainbows enters a special place in our hearts and gives ourselves a reminder that life can be magical.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Winds

The same off shore winds that create potential fire conditions also create perfect surfing conditions during our first Santa Ana winds of the year.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Droplets

Morning mist transforms a backyard spider web to a beautiful bright necklace of diamonds.

Hope the "wife" doesn't get any ideas.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Oaks

Oak trees can live 200 or more years.

The largest oak tree of record, believed to be more than 400 years old is the Wye oak in the community of Wye Mills, on Maryland's Eastern shore.

Worms play an important role in the tree's growth by eating his way around shallow roots conditioning the soil.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Greedy

“A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush,” is a proverb saying that it is better to stick with something you already have, rather than pursuing something you may never get.

The basic warning  is that you must take care not to get too greedy in life. If you are holding a bird in the hand, you have your meal for the evening. You can take that one bird, and be well fed. If instead you let it go to pursue two birds you’ve spied in a bush, you may catch neither, and wind up hungry for the night.

I'm thinking this guy is not doing the tofu turkey this year.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hunter's

The October full moon is traditionally called the Hunter's Moon because the light helped hunters in their pursuit of prey.

According to astronomy experts, October's full moon is the smallest full moon of 2011, 12.3% smaller than the largest full moon of 2011, which occurred in March.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Shade

It's so hot, sometimes the best parking space is determined by the shade instead of the distance.

Long Beach set a record today at 102-degrees beating the 96-degrees in 1963.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cowabunga

Urban dictionary defines cowabunga originating as a greeting by Chief Thunderbud (the only indian ever to have a moustache) from the 50's program "The Howdy Doody Show."

The term was later adopted by surfers in the 60's.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rainfall

Malibu is seeing Autumn's first rainfall today and residents are urged to avoid the ocean for 3 days because of the "first flush," debris and toxins accumulated for months being washed down storm drains and flowing directly into the ocean.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Woodpecker

Woodpeckers can peck more than 20 times per second, an estimated 8,000-12,000 times per day.

To prevent brain damage from the rapid and repeated pecking, their very small brain has very little contact with the skull surrounded by a spongy bone.

They can hammer acorns into crevices so tightly that no other animals can remove them.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bull

Malibu's oceanfront "Billionaire's Beach" house went on the auction block starting at $22 million.

Previously the home was on the market for $65 million in 2008.

Not sure if the bull is at bargain price or parting gift for the new owner.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Birthday

Cindy Lou, the mother of our beautiful daughter, Rebecca Lynn, the angel in everybody's lives, the wife who holds my heart and keeps our dreams alive, Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Autumn

Although Autumn doesn't officially start here in Malibu until Friday, there is a nip in the air, the leaves on the trees are changing colors and the nights are getting longer where the fog rolls in and continues through the morning.

As Charlie Sheen would say,  "Bring It."

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dressed

Really?

Could it be more perfect than this?

A visitor dressed for remembrance and enjoying almost 3000 American flags on display for one more day, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Harvest

The Harvest Moon is the one closet to the beginning of Fall, September 23. It's time for the crops to come in.

If you are wondering, the moon is rising through clouds.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Supermoon

Experts say the moon made its closest approach to Earth in 18-years, making the so-called supermoon the biggest full moon in years.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tribute

And so we remember,
and never forget.
10-years later...
Pepperdine University
pays tribute.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Heat

Eat salty snacks, loosen clothing,
never mind, remove clothing.....
Couple of more weeks of heat, right?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

fair



This year marks the 30th year of the Malibu chili cook-off, carnival and fair during the Labor Day weekend.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pooped

Many people refer to the phrase "Dog Days of Summer" to the laziness of domesticated dogs (who are in danger of overheating with too much exercise) particularly during the hot and humid days of August.

So, what do we call our really hot squirrel, "Pooped?"

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ride

The West Valley division of the Los Angeles Police Department hosted its annual fundraising Memorial ride Saturday through Malibu Canyon.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hand























Dare to reach out your hand into darkness, to pull another hand into the light.  --Norman B. Rice

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Voyagers

The group, known as the Pacific Voyagers set sail from New Zealand, down the West Coast of the Americas, anchored in Paradise Cove, Malibu this weekend before continuing their voyage to the Solomon Islands.

The seven traditional canoes, called "Vaka Moana," were built in New Zealand and are powered by the wind and sun.

"We are voyaging to strengthen our ties with the sea, renew our commitment to healthy ecosystems for future generations, and to honor ancestors who have sailed before us," the mariner' website states.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Window

My window of opportunity for a Wednesday morning.....priceless.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Love

There is no other love in this world than a mother's unconditional love.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Meals























Looking for that happy meal?

Maybe in Malibu, but not in San Francisco where they recently passed an ordinance forbidding resturants from offering a free toy with meals that exceed certain levels of calories, sugar and fat.

It also requires restaurants to provide fruits and vegetables with all meals for children that come with toys.

Mmmm, maybe we should go to another burger joint and "Have it your way."



Sunday, August 7, 2011

Surfin'

Don't be afraid to try the greatest sport around.
Everybody tries it once
Those who don't just have to put it down.
You paddle out turn around and raise.
And baby that's all there is to the coastline craze.
You gotta catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world.  --the Beach Boys

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bow-Wow

Bicycle riding with your dog?

Why not, as long as you steer.....right?

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Monsoon

The peak period for monsoonal related thunderstorm activity in southern California is from mid July through early September.

Oh, that saying, "it's five o'clock somewhere,"

How about a Monsoon cocktail.
1 1/4 light rum
4oz sweet and sour
1oz pineapple juice
1oz passion fruit
lots of dark (Meyers) rum.
Cheers!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shelter

Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away.  --Rolling Stones

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Raccons

Raccoons are commonly known as the "Masked Bandit."

They can literally open doors, unlatch a cage and even unlace a shoe.

They live by one set of rules-theirs, and they can change the rules whenever it suits them.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Graffiti

Graffiti, is it a form of art or just plain vandalism?

In other words, one taggers's imagery is another person's ugly scrawl..

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Carmaheaven

'Carmageddon' became 'Carmaheaven' where motorists experienced heavenly highway conditions in spite of 10-mile closure of the 405 freeway for bridge construction.

Guess folks decided to customize their rides and take the scenic route.