Still No Rain

Posted on October 29th, 2008, by Petra

With eight scorchers over 90 degrees this month, Los Angeles has been in the midst of the second-hottest October since 1877, according to climate records.

(http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-october28-2008oct28,0,4826642.story)

Yes, the outlook is bleak. Drought conditions are becoming more obvious.

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On a hike in Griffith Park this enormous tumbleweed with a length of nearly four foot was a sharp reminder about weather conditions and the change in vegetation. Tumbleweed in the city? We are talking Los Angeles here, not a ghost town in the Mojave Desert.

After nearly eight months without rain it is time for some clouds to roll in.

Please!

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  1. Karen Says:

    We saw a few tumbleweeds on our trip. A friend collected one in West Texas, and hung it from the ceiling as art. It was pretty cool, except it kept shedding thorns everywhere.

  2. Petra Says:

    What an interesting idea for decoration. I could imagine that it looks really striking in the right surroundings.

  3. Karen Says:

    It did look neat. I’ll bet you could string some lights through one, too, and that would be interesting. Maybe it could even be used as a chandelier. I think it would need to be laquered or something first, though, to keep it from shedding and from drying out to the point it caught fire from the lights.

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