Boarder Jennifer sent me a picture she took yesterday. It’s of a Birthday Ride, for our boarder Cathy. Here they are, lined up along the river, with Birthday Girl Cathy on the left. It’s a pretty good-sized group, for these days; at least eight. Notice the pipe protruding from the bank behind them — one of several that dumped waste water from the oil fields in the Bad Old Days.
I enjoyed this especially, because it reminded me of the ladies’ rides Billy’s mother Irma used to head up. They would have averaged about seventy — in age, not number. I’m sure these ladies are mere spring chickens by comparison!
They got their ride in during the morning hours, which was a good thing. The afternoon was marked by thunderstorms, with a pretty good lightning show. Some places in the mountains got over an inch, but we only got a good shower. It cleaned out the air, though, and this morning it was clear as crystal.
There are thunderstorms in the mountains again today. A flash flood advisory is in effect again, and it says that places in the desert and near Lake Isabella have gotten over two inches today. Here, though, it’s only muggy — so far. There are supposed to be yet more storms tomorrow, due to tropical storm Dolores.
It’s all welcome — except maybe in the flash flood areas.