|Gum boat Lake|
Tomorrow my son Foodie and my husband are going backpacking in the Shasta-Trinity Divide. The high country with alpine lakes that were frozen just a month ago. MY husband will go for overnight – while Foodie will take the real strenuous climbs and hikes. The area my husband hiked in last week has closed down parts of the county – No not for COVID 19 but unusual bear activity. They are hungry and grouchy. It\’s funny because he told me he came to 100 yards of a black bear, face to face. They stood and looked at each other and my husband calmly told Mr. Bear, that he was no threat and Mr. Bear moved on. I haven\’t been up that way since 2018 just a week or so before our terrible fires.
Yeah, we\’ve been HOT. 110, 117 – pretty typical – I don\’t follow it anymore. I just know its HOT. I get outside and start working in my garden by 7am on those days. I can get a good 3-4 hours of outside work before it hits 100. That\’s my cut off – 95-100. I won\’t go back out again, until early evening when the shade is out – still HOT but doesn\’t feel as oppressive. My garden does much better in the Spring and early summer. Right now the heat is hard on them and the grasses on my hill are yellow and dried out. That\’s summer!
USS Bonhomme Richard
We\’re a Navy Family. My husband is a retired chief Petty officer so when we heard about the USS Bonhomme Richard fire in San Diego, we were just sick. I\’ve been on that ship before when it was docked in San Francisco and we took a tour. Not as big as an aircraft carrier it is still quite large. I feel for all the sailors who make that ship their home. I know, how much sailors LOVE their ships and to watch it burn like that is heartbreaking. Thank God no one was hurt; just some smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion. They know how to fight fires. That is like the first thing they learn in Bootcamp. So many former sailors go on to fire fighting careers.