Weird lyrics. They're completely at variance. It never rains. But it pours. No one would understand but us fine folks here in Orange and LA Counties. Over the past few days we've been ripped from our normal routine amidst lavish sunshine, and pulled into a torrential deluge that's making us all second guess our compliance to Manifest Destiny.
Turns out, Orange County has had it's share of freakish floods and raucous rainstorms in the past. One of my favorite blogs to check in on is Chris Jepsen's O.C. History Roundup. Written by a Board Member of the Orange County Historical Society, the blog is like the COSTCO of Orange County history, an endless wealth of local knowledge and anecdotes. Yesterday he posted a blog on past flooding in Orange County. Here's just one of the photos he posted from the Orange County Archives. Jepsen writes "The photo below shows the Pacific Electric Railway bridge over the mouth of the Santa Ana River during the 1927 flood... Indeed, we're seeing the River cut a path directly to the ocean (as it does today), rather than turning southeast to empty into Newport Bay the way it once did."
See his whole blog here! And subscribe to it. His blog, I mean. It's interesting. I heartily endorse.
Stay warm and wear your coats,
On my iPod: "Sometimes" by James
(Listen to it below! It's the perfect song for this weather.)