Thursday, April 15, 2010
A 4.9 quake hit here in Utah just before six pm. I was catching a quick nap before starting in on some projects, and felt three distinct wiggles. The cats weren't on the bed so I knew it had to be an earthquake.
Is it normal to be so familiar with earthquakes that now I don't even bound to my computer to see what the magnitude was?
Gee...just look at that quake map.
It seem like it was just days ago that I was riding out the biggie 7.2 in San Diego; Utah's tiny red marked 4.9 seems puny by comparison.
Hardly up to San Diego aftershock standards!
But what with the Iceland volcano and China's big quake, I am glad that Utah's "big one" didn't happen here today.
Anyone want to take a guess who gets the next major shake?
(Take a peek at THIS page to see what area seems a bit seismically blank....)
I'm going with Oregon. There have been a lot of little tremors off Oregon's coast lately.
Make sense to think it is winding up for a good one.
On the other hand, there's this quote from the LA Times article:
...researchers say there has been an uptick in earthquakes this year.
The number of earthquakes greater than magnitude 4.0 in Southern California and Baja California has increased significantly in 2010.
There have been 70 such quakes so far this year, the most of any year in the last decade.
And it's only April.
There were 30 in 2009 and 29 in 2008.
From THIS article.
Not to worry though. There are scientist all over the web spilling elaborate mathematical formulas that show the earthquake rate continues well within norm, which they state is a major earthquake (over a 5) somewhere in the world every two days.
All I can say is: If the scientist's math starts to show that more and more quakes are happening, and happening at a rate outside the norm, then they had better speak up real fast.
Meanwhile I'll keep checking the real time shake map regularly on my own.
Scientists: The same folk who once believed that all planets revolve in the same direction as their sun. They just found out that there are planets out there who are spinning in the opposite directions of their sun. According to Physics and Mathematics that is not supposed to be possible.
Call me a science skeptic if you wish.
I just think most scientist forget to figure in things that I do, like the one Whose Ways are Not Our Ways: The Creator of the whole shebang Himself.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I loved that dress with lavender and turquoise flowers and the bell sleeves made from a sheer fabric.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
In our living room last Sunday afternoon: Tiggie poses on the edge of the couch.
Hart on the other hand looks better photographed with Bernie's grey sweatshirt as a backdrop.
His green eyes look pretty good in the room too.
Both cats are staying extremely close at hand since we returned from our vacation.
I think they missed us or something....
Hart hadn't noticed Gracie out there yet.
Ooops...maybe I shouldn't have pointed out what was happening outside our front window.
The cats stroll through our yard like our place was on a garden tour or something.
I have to wonder if they later blog about what they see on some sort of psychic cat communication site.
There are at least three other cats that swing by regularly and view the flowers both up close and then from far away as they perch in the distance atop tree branches and fence rails.
(I decided to photograph the flowers as they see them-up close!)
Believe it or not, we got more snow last night. About three inches of the white stuff topped our garden, but it was melting rapidly by the time I got up this morning.
I think the cat garden review committee will wait until later to come by.
This morning Tiggie and Hart took one look out the door at the wet drippy snow and retired to their favorite napping places.
They're not much on doing committee work anyway.
Can't say as I blame them....
I'd be snoozing with them if it wasn't a work day, and I avoid all committee work like the plague.