Climates

Tuesday, June 08, 2021   (June’s full [“Strawberry”] moon rises in 16 days, on the 24th.)

It’s the weather, stupid!

Last week our local temps reached the hottest high-nineties in recent memory. One just kept wiping away streaming sweat even while sitting around. This week it’s the opposite. Local temps are averaging in the low sixties. We’re bucking chilly winds, sometimes rain. This week returns us to coats and hats weather.

And it’s June, stupid!

My cousin writes that Southern California’s temps are hanging steadily in the rather comfortable eighties. Why, oh why, won’t Central Oregon’s weather settle?

Of course, there’s always logic to weather patterns. Nearby and to our west, a long string of mountains affect incoming weather. The west also sends our rains and winds. The incoming weather meets those ranging slopes and heights and becomes interrupted or strengthened.

It’s said that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Years ago, I moved here from Southern California, which (arguably) has one season. My move to Central Oregon occurred just prior to winter’s onset, and quickly, my wardrobe had to expand and include coats, hats, boots. I’ve learned how to enjoy and cope with seasonal changes.

Nonetheless, one hopes to avoid changes with great amounts of fluctuation, but that’s not reality. Try an experiment, by putting hope into one hand and climate change into the other hand. Watch to see which gains prominence.

Today’s header photo is a visual for a 2012 documentary video, “Ice Chasing”. I know of storm chasing, and sometimes with a friend chase full-moon risings. But ice chasing is a “bigger fish” that documents clearly the Earth’s changes from climate fluctuations. Here’s a link to its brief trailer: https://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/chasing-ice-2012/

From childhood:

Pease pudding hot
Pease pudding cold
Pease pudding in the pot
Nine days old

Some like it hot
Some like it cold
Some like it in the pot
Nine days old

Pease pudding hot
Pease pudding cold
Pease pudding in the pot
Nine days old

Some like it hot
Some like it cold
Some like it in the pot
Nine days old

Dear Friends: Unavoidables like weather and aging, force absorbing changes one day at a time. Diana

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