What a week this has been!
My life challenges seem so insignificant compared to what is occurring for so many in Ukraine. I find myself thinking about older people and how they are experiencing the events they're encountering. I consider how would I be able to cope.
This invasive war has significant bearing on our world as we know it. For the sake of our younger and future generations, Ukraine's situation demonstrates our nation must preserve our republic's democracy.
SoCal weather in my area this past week gave us summer-like warm temperatures, then abruptly dropped about 20 degrees to wintertime again. Promised rain where I live did not materialize though other areas did receive some moisture.
A second storm in recent days has brought snow to the mountains and a little rain below the foothills. We have only a few more weeks in our ordinarily rainy season to end our drought, but only dry warmer temperatures in the 70s arrive early next week.
We welcomed new life this past week when the Big Bear Bald Eagles successfully had the first of their two eggs hatch. Pip watch continues for the second egg for possible hatching any day now. The warmer weather was giving way to winter's return soon after that first little fluff ball finally emerged from the eggshell.
The following video courtesy of Friends of Big Bear Valley reveals the incubating eagle literally covered in snow. The video frame rate appears to have been ramped up at the beginning.