On occassion it rains on the Oxnard Plain

I live in Ventura, California, which lies on the Oxnard Plain. The area is known for its strawberry, citrus, and avocado crops, as well as its spectacular weather. The US government, and many private rankings, consider Ventura the best place to live in the contiguous states.

This weekend, we’re experiencing another unusual wet period, which is definitely welcome. Our reservoirs, and groundwater supplies, need the help.

For nostalgia’s sake, it doesn’t normally rain on the Oxanrd Plain, but instead in Spain.

Overcast sunrise in Kauai

Automattic’s Theme Division begins a meetup today in Hawaii.

It’s a breezy and overcast morning here on Kauai, but when it’s also 80° F (~27° C), one makes due. 🙂

Rough surf ahead of a storm

Yesterday, as a storm approached Southern California, it brought heavy surf that was predicted to include 25′ waves. I stopped at Ventura’s Pierpont Beach as the surf was picking up.

Lightning off of the Florida coast

A massive thunderstorm off of the coast of Melbourne, FL

Fresh Snow in Southern NH

Judging by the railing, we’ve gotten about four fresh inches on top of the six inches that fell a few days ago.

Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge