Desert Half Moon

It was a pleasant morning and I took the liberty of spending time on the front verandah at Casa de Sharon y Glenn here in the Southeast Kern County Desert.

When I stopped at the Shopette on Edwards AFB this morning to fuel the Titan, I discovered that they had a small variety of decent cigars………………

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Getting some heavy weather

Mother Nature is at it again. We are in for some rain and very high winds this afternoon and evening.

Our immediate forecast includes winds up to 75 mph according to the Wind Warning, with the rain. For those who think the desert is a dry and warm place should come here at this time of year………….

It has snowed a handful of times since we came to California. When I was working the ballast trains, it snowed at Amboy out there along the old 66/A T & S F in December of 2007.

California City Forecast for 31 January 2016

Back on The Verandah…………………………….For Buck

It has been too long since I did a Beer Blogging Post from The Verandah at Casa de Glenn y Sharon………………..

Too Long

It wasn’t the same without The Exile In Portales…………………………………………….

Yes, the eyes are a bit misty now……………………..as I think of my dear friend who is no longer with us……………..and I do think of him regularly

The first Verandah Post this year is for the memory of our friend and one of my blogging mentors……………………..Master Sergeant Buck Pennington……………………………May His Memory Be A Blessing

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Red Hook ESB and a Cuesta Rey Captiva
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Back on The Verandah at Casa de Sharon y Glenn

Today in The Fremont Valley

I had to remove all the stuff I had done in the front yard so the landscaper can do his thing on Wednesday. The Landlord had the landscaper over the other day and we are getting a rock front yard with a tree.

We also had a thunderstorm to the Northwest and West at the same time.

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Saturday Project

We procured this roll cabinet-work station last weekend at Sam’s Club. It is going to be the new Cake Decorating Station of Missus ORPO1. It took me about 4 hours to assemble it. The bloody thing is heavy! The pics loaded in reverse order………………………….bummer.

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Now to rearrange the dining area next to the kitchen……………………………………………………………………………argh.

Storm in The Desert

On occasion this time of year we get these big Thunder Bumpers. It makes me think of Kansas. Yeah, I miss The Sunflower State.

This storm looked like it had a lot of rain but out here, most of the rain does not reach the ground. It is the powerful wind pushing the sand and dirt. Visibility on the roads suffers because of the blowing sand.

This big puppy was to the East over North Edwards, Boron, Kramer Junction and Barstow at least.

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Looking NNE toward The Rand Mountains

 

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To the East over Casa de Sharon y Glenn in Cal City

 

My project this morning

It is a little cactus garden. In the corner of the sidewalk along the garage and the front verandah. Regular flowers do not do well in the Desert Sun, so we have gone to Cacti. The one is a Desert Succulent but still quite hardy. There are lots of little cacti in the living room along with bamboo in those green elephant pots.

Cacti are low maintenance. We like that, a lot!

I am going to need more white rock to fill in better. There is the area at the end of the verandah that could use something in it as well. I have sprayed weeds and grass out front to kill anything off. I do not plan on a lawn here. I rent.