a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Canoas Creek Says No Agility Class (Big Surprise)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Canoas Creek Says No Agility Class (Big Surprise)

SUMMARY: Sob! Dogs going nuts, need practice, oh well.

Message from the hill: "WEDNESDAY MORNING and EVENING classes are canceled due to 72mph winds (from Jim's new weather station there on the hill) and torrential rains."

So we played tug and tossed toys in the small living/dining area and practiced Tika's rear-foot limp and Boost's handstand work. If I did this every day, we'd be there by now.

And now, I know you wanted--more weather photos!

Hail around noon today (slow speed so you can see streaks of them falling & bouncing. Didn't use tripod so also blurry. Such an arteest).

Now, a block away from here, little tiny Canoas Creek runs through a culvert on its way to the Guadalupe River. Here's what it looks like on a typical May day:

Here's what it looked like at 5:00 today after the rain had been pretty much gone for 3 or 4 hours--you can see the disturbed vegetation higher up showing the earlier level--

--as in, this is what it looked like at 2:30 this afternoon after the rain had been gone an hour or so (you can see there's still wet, disturbed vegetation a foot or two higher than this).


  1. If it's ever sunny again there you'll get to go out and hike in green hills! Good luck at the trial!

  2. I'm guessing SOMEday the sun will break through again-- probably--

  3. That's crazy! but lucky that they built the drainage ditch deep enough for storm of century.

  4. The concern is that this isn't really the storm of the century, just very heavy rainfall. There is just enough of a difference to concern even the water district/flood control folks, who now have nowhere else to put the water in dire times (since there are houses up against the creek pretty much all the way along.

  5. The hail here in morgan hill was pea sized to start, then got to grape sized. The cool think is that it was sticking on the ground even and hour later. I picked some up and put it in the freezer as I knew my husband would think I was exagerating. Vici

  6. Did you get pictures by any chance? The stuff here quickly carpeted the ground (only as much as seen here) and then in probably less than a minute as all gone again.