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glass of water

Southern California plants can bloom any time, responding to heat, sun, & water. I took these photos Friday ‘just walking around.’
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These ‘spring green’ sycamore leaves are fairly new: they may dry & fall later on this fall:
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new-pine-growth-9-23-16-o-c-mp-renfrew
purple-berries-9-23-16-o-c-mp-renfrew
red-trumpet-flowers-9-23-16-o-c-mp-renfrew
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fall-vine-9-23-16-o-c-mp-renfrew
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This is new growth.
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Copied & pasted from http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?prod=XXXAFDLOX&wfo=LOX:

Indoor weathermen's brainsArea Forecast Discussion
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
445 PM PDT SUN SEP 25 2016

SHORT TERM…(TDY-WED)
“Our area remains under the influence of the high pressure system
to our north which is producing offshore flow to the
south and west.

L.A.'s High pressure winds are onshore at the shore, not "offshore"ACTUAL “SHORE” WINDS TODAY:
Weather Conditions for:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, CA.  KLAX  (NWS/FAA)
Elev: 125 ft; Latitude: 33.93806; Longitude: -118.38889

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=lox&sid=KLAX&num=72&raw=0

Time Wind Wind
Direction Speed
(PDT) (mph)
25 Sep 7:10 pm SW 8
25 Sep 7:05 pm WSW 8
25 Sep 7:00 pm SW 8
25 Sep 6:55 pm WSW 9
25 Sep 6:53 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 6:50 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 6:45 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 6:40 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 6:35 pm WSW 13
25 Sep 6:30 pm WSW 10
25 Sep 6:25 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 6:20 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 6:15 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 6:10 pm WSW 13
25 Sep 6:05 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 6:00 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 5:55 pm W 13
25 Sep 5:53 pm W 14
25 Sep 5:50 pm WSW 13
25 Sep 5:45 pm W 12
25 Sep 5:40 pm WSW 12
25 Sep 5:35 pm WSW 9
25 Sep 5:30 pm W 13
25 Sep 5:25 pm W 14
25 Sep 5:20 pm W 13
25 Sep 5:15 pm W 12
25 Sep 5:10 pm W 14
25 Sep 5:05 pm W 12
25 Sep 5:00 pm W 13
25 Sep 4:55 pm W 14
25 Sep 4:53 pm W 13
25 Sep 4:50 pm W 13
25 Sep 4:45 pm W 15
25 Sep 4:40 pm W 14
25 Sep 4:35 pm W 17
25 Sep 4:30 pm W 14
25 Sep 4:25 pm W 14
25 Sep 4:20 pm W 14
25 Sep 4:15 pm W 14
25 Sep 4:10 pm W 13
25 Sep 4:05 pm W 13
25 Sep 4:00 pm W 13
25 Sep 3:55 pm W 13
25 Sep 3:53 pm W 13
25 Sep 3:50 pm W 12
25 Sep 3:45 pm W 10
25 Sep 3:40 pm W 12
25 Sep 3:35 pm W 13
25 Sep 3:30 pm W 12
25 Sep 3:25 pm W 10
25 Sep 3:20 pm W 10
25 Sep 3:15 pm W 10
25 Sep 3:10 pm W 12
25 Sep 3:05 pm W 9
25 Sep 3:00 pm W 10
25 Sep 2:55 pm W 12
25 Sep 2:53 pm W 12
25 Sep 2:50 pm W 13
25 Sep 2:45 pm W 14
25 Sep 2:40 pm W 14
25 Sep 2:35 pm W 14
25 Sep 2:30 pm WSW 13
25 Sep 2:25 pm WSW 13
25 Sep 2:20 pm WSW 13
25 Sep 2:15 pm W 12
25 Sep 2:10 pm WSW 10
25 Sep 2:05 pm W 10
25 Sep 2:00 pm WSW 10
25 Sep 1:55 pm W 12
25 Sep 1:53 pm WSW 13
25 Sep 1:50 pm WSW 13
25 Sep 1:45 pm W 13
25 Sep 1:40 pm W 14
25 Sep 1:35 pm W 15
25 Sep 1:30 pm W 13
25 Sep 1:25 pm W 12
25 Sep 1:20 pm W 13
25 Sep 1:15 pm W 14
25 Sep 1:10 pm W 13
25 Sep 1:05 pm W 14
25 Sep 1:00 pm W 14
25 Sep 12:55 pm W 15
25 Sep 12:53 pm W 15
25 Sep 12:50 pm W 13
25 Sep 12:45 pm W 14
25 Sep 12:40 pm W 10
25 Sep 12:35 pm W 9
25 Sep 12:30 pm WSW 9
25 Sep 12:25 pm WSW 8
25 Sep 12:20 pm W 10
25 Sep 12:15 pm W 12
25 Sep 12:10 pm WSW 9
25 Sep 12:05 pm W 14
25 Sep 12:00 pm W 10
25 Sep 11:55 am W 9
25 Sep 11:53 am W 8
25 Sep 11:50 am W 9
25 Sep 11:45 am W 7
25 Sep 11:40 am W 8
25 Sep 11:35 am W 8
25 Sep 11:30 am WSW 6
25 Sep 11:25 am WSW 6
25 Sep 11:20 am WSW 5
25 Sep 11:15 am WSW 6
25 Sep 11:10 am WSW 7
25 Sep 11:05 am SW 8
25 Sep 11:00 am SW 8
25 Sep 10:55 am WSW 10
25 Sep 10:53 am WSW 10
25 Sep 10:50 am SW 7
25 Sep 10:45 am S 3
25 Sep 10:40 am SSW 3
25 Sep 10:35 am CALM
25 Sep 10:30 am CALM
25 Sep 10:25 am CALM
25 Sep 10:20 am N 3
25 Sep 10:15 am CALM
25 Sep 10:10 am NW 5
25 Sep 10:05 am NW 5
25 Sep 10:00 am NNW 3
25 Sep 9:55 am NW 3
25 Sep 9:53 am VRBL 3
25 Sep 9:50 am CALM
25 Sep 9:45 am N 3
25 Sep 9:40 am NNW 6
25 Sep 9:35 am NNW 6
25 Sep 9:30 am NNW 5
25 Sep 9:25 am N 5
25 Sep 9:20 am N 5
25 Sep 9:15 am N 5
25 Sep 9:10 am N 5
25 Sep 9:05 am WNW 3
25 Sep 9:00 am CALM
25 Sep 8:55 am CALM
25 Sep 8:53 am CALM
25 Sep 8:50 am CALM
25 Sep 8:45 am NW 3
25 Sep 8:40 am NNW 5
25 Sep 8:35 am CALM
25 Sep 8:30 am CALM
25 Sep 8:25 am CALM
25 Sep 8:20 am CALM
25 Sep 8:15 am CALM
25 Sep 8:10 am CALM
25 Sep 8:05 am CALM
25 Sep 8:00 am SE 5
25 Sep 7:55 am CALM
25 Sep 7:53 am CALM
25 Sep 7:50 am CALM
25 Sep 7:45 am CALM
25 Sep 7:40 am E 3
25 Sep 7:35 am CALM
25 Sep 7:30 am ENE 3
25 Sep 7:25 am E 3
25 Sep 7:20 am E 3
25 Sep 7:15 am ENE 3
25 Sep 7:10 am ESE 8
25 Sep 7:05 am E 3
25 Sep 7:00 am SE 7

offshore episode 2The Weathermen's Brains, Dr. M P Renfrew's cartoon

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Phlox, Artemisia, Laurel sumac-RedRockThis will be an assignment due in October, but we’ll go over it this week if Thursday cools off enough for nature walks during class.

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I’ve been asking my dad to tell me his train stories on email, and this is one he sent today:
“I WAS AT A CONFERENCE IN RIJEKA, CROATIA WHERE I DELIVERED A PAPER. SEVERAL FRIENDS ASKED WHERE I WAS GOING NEXT, AND I
TOLD EACH – TO BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA. NO ONE SAID BOO RE A VISA.

THEN IN TRIESTE, I BOUGHT A FIRST CLASS RAIL TICKET TO BELGRADE, AND NO ONE SAID DIDLEY-SQUAT ABOUT HAVING TO HAVE A VISA. I HAVE BEEN TO ALL OF THE LEADING COUNTRIES OF EUROPE AND NEVER HAD TO BUY A VISA TO GET IN.

SHORTLY BEFORE THE BORDER THERE WAS AN
INSPECTION OF OUR LUGGAGE, WHICH WAS A SURPRISE. THEN WHEN
WE DID CROSS, IN CAME TWO SOLDIERS W/SHOTGUNS.
WHEN I WAS ASKED FOR A VISA, I SAID I HAD NONE, SO I WAS FORCED
AT GUNPOINT OFF THE TRAIN.

map-of-vukovar-and-vincoviciTHEY PUT ME IN A SMALL TENT AS THE TRAIN PULLED OUT. LATER I WAS GIVEN SOME LUKEWARM SODA POP. MY QUESTIONS GOT NOWHERE UNTIL ONE OF THE SOLDIERS SUGGESTED I TAKE THE NORTHBOUND TRAIN, DUE IN SOON, AND GET OFF AT VINCOVICI.
THERE I COULD TAKE A BRANCH TRAIN UP TO VINCOVAR WHERE
I COULD APPLY FOR A VISA.

BUT OF COURSE, I HAD NO TICKET FOR THESE OTHER TRAINS. AT THE
FIRST TERMINAL, I STOOD IN LINE ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS AND
HAD STILL NOT BEEN TAKEN CARE OF WHEN THE “ALL ABOARD” SOUNDED. SO I RUSHED TO AN EMPTY CAR, GOT ON WITH NO TICKET.

SOON A CONDUCTOR CAME THRU, FOUND I HAD NO TICKET, SO I ASKED
IF I COULD BUY ONE THERE. NO, THEY WOULD NOT TAKE AMERICAN
MONEY OR TRAVELER’S CHECKS OR A CREDIT CARD. IT WAS GETTING
TO BE AROUND 1800 AND I KNEW THE CROATIAN VISA OFFICE, IF I COULD FIND IT, WAS PROBABLY CLOSED.

GUESS I LOOKED DESPERATE, SO THE RAIL CONDUCTOR TOOK MY U.S.
DOLLARS AND I RODE THE TRAIN TO ZAGREB, GOT A HOTEL, AND
POSTPONED MY WITCH HUNT UNTIL MORNING. I TOOK A CAB TO THE
EMBASSY. LOOKED LIKE A PIECE OF CAKE; BUT NO, AFTER A LONG WAIT, AN EMPLOYEE SAID THEY HAD ENOUGH VISITORS FOR THE
SUMMER AND WERE TAKING NO MORE.

“NO VISA.”
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Today Google has you avoid this area.

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from Manhattan Beach

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Nasa_earthSept. 4-5, the “G20 Summit” took place in Hangzhou, China (not to be confused with Guangzhou). Without looking up first, can you guess which countries are in this ‘Group of 20’ major world economies?
(I only guessed 18.)

post-tropical cyclone Hermine off NE U.S., 9-5-16
Click to see winds in motion, https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-72.31,38.08,1605

I kept praying this last week that Madeline would veer farther South, Lester go North of Hawaii.
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madeline
Lester going North of Hawaii Sept. 4, 2016
It’s not that they aren’t having high surf & wind, but that the main power of the twin storms would veer off from direct hits.

 

I like Hawaii, and identify with island peoples.
Images courtesy of NOAA, National Hurricane Center, http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/, and Central Pacific Hurricane Center, http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc/.

Earthquakes, hurricanes, post-tropical cyclones, remnant lows skull crossbones,
it’s a reminder to get ready for ‘anything’ that might happen,
but not live in fear.

From https://earth.nullschool.net, http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
5 tropical circulations, 8-29-16 Earth wind map
Hurricanes Madeline, Lester in Pacific; Tropical Storm Hermine headed for Florida, Tropical Depression 8 & Hurricane Gaston in Atlantic

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Madeline, Lester Tropical storms Pacific 8-27-16

https://www.ready.gov/september

This is my brother’s dog, Denali from Alaska:
Denali 2, 10-10-13
Denali at Vail Pass
Denali at Deadman's Pass Rest Area

Peach pancakes w cayenne, MP Renfrew 6-26-16Ripe peach, cut up
Pancake mix
Total or wheat flakes cereal
Little oatmeal
1 egg
Orange juice
Cayenne pepper

Good without syrup or butter;
taste better if they don’t burn.

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