|A relatively clear view of the Los Angeles harbor as one rainstorm moved out of the area last week|
|A rainbow following the storm that ended on Sunday|
|The snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains to the east late yesterday as the sun began to set|
|The sun glinting off buildings in Long Beach and the cities beyond, giving them a pink glow|
|The moon rising through pink clouds at sunset|
Meanwhile, in the garden itself, there's still work to be done - and I'm not the only one doing it.
|This is Argiope aurantia, aka the golden garden spider, the zigzag spider, and the writing spider among other names. It may be the biggest spider I've ever seen (outside of a tarantula) and it startled me when I came upon it. It will bite if harassed but, this late in the season it's intent on procreating and watching over its young as long as it can. A hard frost will kill it but, as we don't get those, can she hang around until spring?|
This post is actually a feeble attempt to divert my thoughts from surgery my cat Pipig is scheduled to have this morning.
|"You're going to do what?!" I'd feel better if she understood but can anyone explain cancer?|
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