Pictured here is Seacliff in November of 2022 before the storm hit the WWII sunken boat monument and destroyed that and the wharf near it. This is before the winter storms came in January.
The earth or Gaia speaks. Volcanoes and earthquakes are terrifying and remind me how the works of humankind are easily brushed aside in the wake of these events. My heart goes out to all in the wake of these disasters.
Seacliff State Park California November 7, 2023 CKatt
During the storms of January pictured here below is a Seacliff State Park still photo from a video during the storm from channel KSBW Channel 8.
CAPITOLA, Calif. — Jan 11, 2023
The storm-related destruction at Seacliff State Beach south of Capitola goes well beyond damage to the cherished wooden pier, as new images from California State Parks show.
“People are shocked,” Santa Cruz Public Safety Superintendent Gabe McKenna told SFGATE on Tuesday. “Seacliff State Beach is one of the most popular in Santa Cruz County and the greater Bay Area. Visitation is extremely high. It’s one of those places that’s kind of multigenerational. People have been going there for a long time.” – KSBW Channel 8
The planetary upheavals are many since the beginning of the year. First a volcano in Hawaii erupts. Then the weather becomes severe. Is there a connection? Yes. Gaia speaks to us.
The weather hit the Pacific coast and caused flooding and storm damage. Where did that come from? The weather events on the west coast moved across the Northern Hemisphere creating weather effects from north to south. We saw 52.5 inches of snow in Minnesota in a short period of time. Buffalo, New York, well, they were buried in snow.
It put me in mind of the event in 1883 of the eruption in Indonesia of the volcano known as Krakatoa. Equally climactic changes happened after the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa.
“The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa (Indonesian: Letusan Krakatau 1883) in the Sunda Strait occurred from 20 May until 21 October 1883, peaking in the late morning hours of 27 August when over 70% of the island of Krakatoa and its surrounding archipelago were destroyed as it collapsed into a caldera.” ~ 1883 eruption of Krakatoa – Wikipedia: Retrieved Feb 13, 2023
The eruption caused a volcanic winter. In the year following the eruption, average Northern Hemisphere summer temperatures fell by 0.4 °C (0.72 °F). The record rainfall that hit Southern California during the water year from July 1883 to June 1884 – Los Angeles received 970 millimetres (38.18 in) and San Diego 660 millimetres (25.97 in) – has been attributed to the Krakatoa eruption.Wikipedia: Retrieved Feb 13, 2023
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OR: A Year Without Summer in 1816 when Mount Tambora, an active volcano blew up starting in 1815 and the results of which were strikingly similar to the weather events we had most recently.
Click the link to read all the Farmer’s Almanac reports. It’s a revelatory account of the effects of the Tambora volcano on weather, Ninety thousand people perished in the initial blast. Almanac.com: Retrieved: February13, 2023.
Okay, by way of explanation on this linking of weather and volcanoes, I wrote a about Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley. In my research, I found this notation that the post volcano weather brought thirty days of rain to their lakeside idyll in Switzerland.
“In June 1816, Mary Shelley was forced by the weather to spend her Swiss holiday indoors with her literary companions, where to pass the time they decided to have a contest to see who could write the scariest story. The result was the novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.” Almanac.com: Retrieved: February13, 2023.
My absence and neglect of this blog is due to going through old papers and photos of which I have far too many to keep. I am throwing them out. It’s a process and like a part-time job. Kind of like a volcanic purge going on here in my kitchen.
BTW: Minneapolis’ temperature is going up into the 40s. (It’s not normal for February.)
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For the third time in our adult lives my sisters house in Aptos was destroyed. So, without discussion my wife gave her four acres of our 82 acre farm in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Even though the beauty is different she’s happy to be here and we are so happy to have her. With the big insurance money from California and the much cheaper construction costs she could build a mansion but instead she’s building a farmhouse to match ours.
My friends in Aptos had no damage. They live in a redwood grove. Beautiful. I’m glad to hear your able to accommodate your sister at the farm. The weird weather is not done with us. Hope you all are doing well.
She lived “inside” for a while. That house became splinters during the earthquake. Minor earthquakes near here and snow storms. Not mega storms here. She can grow all the fruit and veggies she wants. My wife can teach her how to make fresh peach pies with the peaches right off the trees in the summer.