So I went up to Rainbow Falls today. Due to drought, no rainbow and no falls.As you see, kind of icky looking.
This happens from time to time, like if we don't get any rain for a couple of weeks. That is a drought around here. This falls is on the Wailuku River, which isn't a real river. There are no real rivers on the Big Island. This so-called river is just where rainwater comes down from between the two mountains, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. There is no water shed, either. There is a freshwater lens under the island, which is where we get our drinking water. A lot of people here have catchments and depend on rainwater, which is usually abundant enough.
Farther up the way, this little trickle of water was coming down.
And driving out to the senior center I noted that our favorite ranting nutjob is still at his post.
He keeps changing his signs to stay up to date with current events. Couldn't get the whole thing on the bottom sign about cockroach turds on Oahu, since I was in traffic.
I'm just about finished with Stone and Kusznick's Untold History of the United States. The news is not good. They bring it right up to the present. I've written a lot about it but will save that post for another day.
Going to watch The Queen of Versailles, now, on my Kindle Fire. It's about the real estate meltdown and other things.