When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. - Edmund Burke
By: sp34n119w, 9:58 PM GMT on June 17, 2013
As was noted in the previous blog, this one is closed to comments - because there are things to go and places to see and people to do. Or something like that.
All is well :)
Answers to comments from Bogon, Ylee, calpoppy, and LowerCal are in the previous blog. Thanks, you all!
Summer time summer time summer time … so much to do! Thought I'd leave a few of the local happenings here for those who live nearby -
Last week the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (SPARC) celebrated its one year anniversary. This is a no-kill shelter for dogs and cats. Last month Cesar Millan was at SPARC with Fox11 News (video and story).
I am not associated with the center but am very happy it's here. Come to SP and find a friend! :)
Greek Festival in Camarillo
The 35th Annual Ventura County Greek Festival
June 21-23, 2013
[I must admit that, despite what I said in Ylee's blog about eating sheep, when someone reminded me of this festival my first thought was, “Mmmmm, lamb kebabs!” Hey, nobody's perfect, LOL]
Pirate Days at the Ventura Harbor:
Saturday & Sunday July 13-14, 1pm - 4pm
Ventura Harbor Village
[This is a hoot – a small hoot, but, a hoot]
Hot Summer Jazz and Art
July 13, 2013
6:30 - 10 PM
Downtown Santa Paula, CA
Facebook page that I cannot access.
[this is fun and low key, with food and art and music]
Santa Paula Citrus Festival
46th Annual Citrus Festival
July 19, 20 & 21, 2013
[nice talent lineup and plenty of lemonade to be had!]
Citrus Classic Balloon Festival
Ventura County Fair
July 31 -August 11
[Goats! Rabbits! Rodeo! Horse jumping! Rides! Cotton candy! Puking kids! (those last three go together!)]
[Styx! Three Doors Down! Kool and the Gang! Other People People Like!]
Los Angeles County Fair
August 30 – September 29
[Too much to mention! Also, unlike the Ventura County Fair, where concerts are free with paid admission to the fair, the concerts at the LA Grandstand cost extra. fyi]
Maybe I'll pop in and add if I find others I'd like to note.
[wumail me if a link doesn't work, please]
So calpoppy is looking for monsooooons and WTS thinks it could be a nice summer. I bet Karen wants the fog to lift early and LowerCal would happily take it in his valley. I just want sunshine! We all are lucky, as we will all get some of what we want this summer.
I'd definitely take the monsooooons, though – I love a good thunderstorm and hope to have time to chase one down this year, if they don't come to me (as they usually don't!).
Here's wishing everyWUn the summer weather they want, peace and safety through the weather they get, and moments of pure joy at what the weather brings to our planet and our lives.
For the bigger picture, have a look at the NE Pac WVloop.
Bight's Breath :
Updated: 7:46 PM GMT on June 21, 2013