I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Well, I would modify that to say you can, it will just take a while. Unfortunately, I am talking about myself. You see, I finally got a smart phone and took some pictures – then it took me two months to figure out how to get them off my phone and onto the computer and eventually here on the blog to share. So, though it took a while, here are some pictures I took in April when we were in California driving along Hwy 166. You probably know there is a drought and I cannot believe how very dry it is there.
In April the hills should be green and lush with fresh grass, this is what they looked like instead.
There were still cattle “grazing” in the hills, but honestly I don’t know what they were eating.
Many ranchers have been forced to sell off their herds because they have nothing to feed them. The cost of hay is sky-high if you can get it.
It is a sad situation for those folks; they desperately need rain.
This is the river bed – which had not one drop of water that I could see.
Over the edge of the bridge you can see the high water mark on the hills. I have seen the water that high there in one of those El Nino or La Nina (which one means it rains a lot?) years. They could sure use some of that rain now.
The only place it is green is where there is irrigation of some kind.
This whole situation makes me very thankful to live in a place where water is abundant.