The Pineapple Express

This is what the moon looked like a couple of nights ago. (I’m not very good at moon photos, yet – but the sky is what I really want you to focus on. You’ll see why.)


It’s a good thing I dug the Dahlia’s up.


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Because this is the result of the first two out of three storms we are experiencing. Our poor Homeward Bound Memorial Garden. Not to mention the soggy doggy runs.

Soaked Garden_11

They call it the “Pineapple Express,” or “atmospheric river” – a much more descriptive term, I think. Warm air and moisture move in from the Hawaiian Islands, and dump all over the Central Sacramento Valley and Sierras. What melts in the mountains travels downhill to us, compounding the wet mess.

I can hardly wait to see what the third, and strongest, has in store for us. Does anyone have an Ark?

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I am a nascent gardener, rescuer, and photographer, chronicling the journey of the dogs at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary near Sacramento, CA - and the Memorial Garden we have devoted to them.

13 thoughts on “The Pineapple Express”

  1. I have a weimarnaner named Rainy Day…I should have named her “I don’t want to potty outside because I HATE Rainy Days….sigh….how unexciting our lives would be with out the warm hearts of a dog in our lives. Looks like you have a mess to contend with. I live on Catalina Island in California and it has rained for three days. So I just have to sing the “happy potty song” every time we go outside. Good luck and I think your garden is absolutely beautiful and your Goldens make it a show place of course

  2. YIKES!!!! I hope all those bulbs we have planted are not drowning. I guess I’ll spend the weekend looking through catalogs for sunflower seeds.

  3. If you would be so kind as to send some of that rain a little to the east to sun dried Arizona, it would be much appreciated. Forget the dogs.. we are drooling over the puddles in your pictures!

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