Compared to the rest of the country (Boston, are you still there?!?) our winter has been nothing to complain about. But it’s been a long drought, and if we in the southwest could take some of the east coast’s moisture off its hands, I don’t think many people would mind.
At sunrise, I awoke to sight of March coming in like a lion, with billowing clouds and a rare morning rainbow. Of course the scene made me interrupt my yoga to grab a camera and dash outside! A half hour after I took these shots, the skies opened up, thunder ensued, and some folks got golf ball sized hail.
My welcome home banner
It rained in France. It rained at Devon. And against all odds, it rained in San Diego the day I arrived home. Kid you not, in the middle of a 5 year drought, at the height of a dry, crispy fire season, I flew through a rain storm on final approach to Lindbergh Field. The teenagers in the seats behind me were not pleased, because they were worried about their vacation on the beach.
However, I was thrilled.
This being San Diego, I knew it wouldn’t last for five days, like it did in France, or pour buckets at an inopportune time, like it did during Saturday night’s big freestyle night at Devon, or rain out a photo session, so I could enjoy the moment of of blissful moisture. And as we drove toward our neighborhood, a huge rainbow appeared, stretching from end to end of “my” mountain. I couldn’t have asked for a better “welcome home” banner!
I immediately set to dual tasks: recuperating from my European head cold and processing 6500 Dressage at Devon photos. And meeting deadlines for various publications. And catching up on the orders that had arrived while I was away. In other words, becoming one with my computer chair again.
All the Devon galleries, I am pleased to say, have now been posted. If you signed up for photos, you’ve already received your access information. If you didn’t sign up, take a look at the gallery list anyway, because I tried to get photos of as many competitors as I could. You may need to complete your Sign Up transaction before viewing them, but you can do so on line. And take a tour through the Highlights galleries for lots of candids, hats, leadline kids and cool dogs.