Friday, October 7, 2011

The Crazy LA River

We had one heck of a storm the other day.
It rained buckets in the early morning...
so unusual for us at this time of the year.

 I live about 5 blocks from the L.A. River,
which is kind of a river but basically they
have turned it into a big concrete ditch.

Normally it flows very gently,
but when it rains a lot it gets pretty crazy.
We get every cigarette butt, Styrofoam cup,
and baby diaper that all the not so nice
people throw away in not so polite places
floating down this river which leads into
the Pacific Ocean.  

No wonder they have that giant mess in the
ocean near Japan.  
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.


Two times the size of Texas.
90% plastic.
In some areas over 90 feet deep!


You can see from this picture that the water doesn’t
have too far to go before it reaches the top. 
This is from only an hour or so of rain.

Thank you all for your kind messages, emails, phone calls,
cards, flowers and presents after my mom’s passing.
I am coming around.   It’s easier because I know my
mom needed to go...she was suffering and now she is finally
at rest.
Your friendship and caring has meant so much to me.  xxc


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Cynthia,
I think that most countries have many rivers like that, filled with rubbish and pollution ..... it's such a shame that people can't throw their own rubbish away at home !
It's so good to hear that you are feeling OK considering. It's such a hard time when our parents pass on but, as you say, your dear mum needed to go and is now free from her suffering.
Much love Cynthia and a happy weekend to you. XXXX

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I've never seen the L.A. River with water in it.....It looks very scary in your pictures, my dear. What happens when we have those heavy downpours during the rainy season??

I'm glad to know you are 'coming along'....I know how hard it is and how up and down in can be...This is a big deep loss, my dear. You only have one Momma....! Sending Hugs To You and your dear hubby....!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Didn't know you had that "river".
Glad to hear each day brings a bit of healing.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Wow Cynthia that water is high! I hope your weatherman isn't predicting any more rain or you may be needing a boat at your house. We could sure use that wet stuff...we are looking like the 'dirty thirties' here on the farm! I'm glad you're starting to feel better, time doesn't really heal the wound but it does make it feel better. I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend.
Maura X

Kath said...

Glad you are slowly bouncing back. It does get easier, but you will always miss not having this remarkable lady in your life, I'm sure.

La Petite Gallery said...

Hey there Precious, I fully agree.
These people should be arrested and fined.
They are killing the earth. Did you hear about the darling seals being washed on shore here in Maine. They are trying to figure out what killed them. I bet our countrymen, did it with garbage. yvonne

I have been thinking of you..

loveandlilac said...

Isn't this where they filmed the car race in Grease?

Good to see you have perked up a little.

Louise xx

Fire Byrd said...

I was going to say something about this when I went down your blog a bit and was struck how similar you and your Mum look. As that lovely picture of her is opposite you and Paul. So thought I'd tell you that instead.

Chris said...

Hey friend~~~wish you continued healing this week. And more and more peace.
UGH! The garbage...discouraging but a problem to face.

Riki Schumacher said...

HI Cynthia, it poured here too, but not like that!! Sending lots of hugs and love your way. May your pain heal quickly. Hugs, Riki

Privet and Holly said...

Happy to read that
peace is settling
in your heart. Give
yourself a lot of
time....maybe NOT by
this river, though;
xx Suzanne

Travis Erwin said...

Is that the river/concrete structure where they raced cars in Grease?


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