Tuesday, December 21, 2021

And Then This Happened

 We've been having beautiful sunrises here. Certainly not what we expected with the weather report predicting rain rain and more rain. But Sunday morning looked like this...


...and Monday morning looked like this...


... and then I ran out a short while later to see this...


... and our lovely neighbor across the street posted this on Facebook... that's me photographing the rainbow...


...and still no rain at all, so we decided to go for a walk and then this happened...



We didn't really feel much of it at all. I felt a little rumble, but not anything that would suggest a quake of this size. We started getting texts from California Earthquake site keeping us informed of the shaking. It was wild, even though when we got home there wasn't a single thing tipped over or knocked down. We're hoping that the little aftershocks stop and that's the end of that for a while. 

So, that's what we've been up to.

Happy Winter Solstice!

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  1. Everything is looking beautiful overhead, even if it's a little shaky underfoot! Happy Winter Solstice to you as well.

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    1. John-- We had another beautiful sunrise and then within minutes it was dark as night and the rain poured down. This is our winter solstice.

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  2. Wow! Sunrises, rainbows, and earthquakes. You live a varied life, for sure.

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  3. I was wondering if you felt the earthquake. Glad you had no damage.
    Smiled at your neighbor getting a shot of you taking the shot. Dang girl, you were in the middle of the street:)

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    1. Patti-- We were so relieved that there was no damage from that earthquake.
      That photo of me photographing the rainbow is my favorite. I LOVE it. Our street here is a very quiet little cul-de-sac.

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  4. Happy Solstice. What beautiful dawns and a double rainbow!

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    1. Barbara-- When the rains let up, the beauty shows up!

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  5. I'm glad that the earthquake was a big ole nothing for you. Your photos are lovely, especially the rainbow. Happy Winter, my friend.

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    1. Ally Bean-- We were relieved that there was no damage here. It's interesting living in a place where an unpredictable disaster is always looming.
      So glad you like these photos. Thank you!

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  6. As soon as I heard about the earthquake, I thought of you, Robin Andrea, and hoped you were all right. Glad to hear that you are and that you had no damage. What an unusual day with beautiful sunrise, lovely rainbow and then an earthquake! Wow! Glad you two are safe!

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    1. EllenD-- It really was interesting to have such beauty balanced by a sudden earthquake. Our earth and skies are so interesting and full of beauty and surprises. Thank you so much for thinking of us.

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  7. Well, that was some unexpected excitement, right? I'm glad it was uneventful for you. I love the photo of you taking a picture of the rainbow!

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    1. Steve-- Oh yes, unexpected excitement. The unpredictable nature of earthquakes is such an interesting thing.
      I love that photo too. It captures the moment of me being me perfectly! Something I never get to see.

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  8. Had not heard about the earthquake until just now while reading your post. Wondering now if you are feeling the aftershocks that are mentioned when I Google "earthquake Eureka."

    Such a joy to see your beautiful photos on this winter solstice morning and to see you with your camera under that magnificent rainbow!


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    1. am-- We haven't felt any aftershocks, which surprises me. There's been a lot of them. Just glad that the big one is over... for now.
      I am so grateful that our wonderful neighbor clicked that photo of me. It's a perspective I never thought I'd see. Me and a rainbow!

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  9. Beautiful shot and I'm really pleased you got that Rainbow. Looks like you were not the only one spotted, while I was out getting a photo of one a few weeks ago I was spotted by a lady who mentioned they drove past as I was stood getting a photo in the road. Not sure how I missed them

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    1. Billy-- That rainbow was such a surprise. There was no rain and nothing that would suggest such a thing would happen, and yet there it was. I ran for my camera, and so did the neighbor. I love that someone saw you taking photos too. Fun!

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  10. Beautiful shot of the rainbow. I was wondering if you felt the earthquake.

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    1. ellen-- That rainbow was such a surprise. It hadn't even rained. If we had stayed home instead of going out for a walk, we would have felt that earthquake.

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  11. I've been thinking about you all day, wondering if you got shaken. But the more I read, the more the on-ground impact seemed to be further south, toward Ferndale. I trust (and hope) the aftershocks will be light and forgiving.

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    1. Catalyst-- If we hadn't gone for a walk we would have felt that shake. Our neighbors felt it. We haven't felt any of the aftershocks. I'm a little surprised by that.

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  12. Sunrises and earthquakes. Such an interesting life you lead. Mine doesn't compare. Oh, sure, we get sunrises here, too, but not so much earthquakes.

    Sunrises are what makes getting up early worth it for me. Or what would make it worth it if I didn't take after my parents, night owls the both of them.

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    1. Mark-- It is pretty interesting to live where there are earthquakes. They are always such a surprise.
      Now I'm wondering what the opposite of night owls would be. That's what we are. We get up SO early it's crazy.
      Good to hear from you, Mark.

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  13. Wow, Robin, that's quite a lot of weather events. Glad to read that no damages resulted from the earthquake. The double rainbow was a beautiful sight.
    Sending our best wishes to you and oger for. peaceful and joyful Christmas and all the best for 2022.

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    1. Beatrice-- We were relieved that there was no damage from that earthquake, and we were delighted by the rainbows. A good balance.
      Thank you for your holiday wishes. We wish the same for you and your family.

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  14. Such sweet serendipity that your neighbor caught you photographing the sunset. Gorgeous skies you've had.

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    1. 37paddington-- My neighbor's photo made me so happy. I never thought about a pic of me taking a pic of the sky. It's perfect!

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