|The Old Mill near my daughter's home in Arkansas|
The buzz on Thursday night had awakened me again and I turned on my phone and put my glasses on to focus on what Arkansas was doing again. I had been noticing that off the coast of Honshu, Japan there had been a lot of quakes, just as Hawaii has been having near Kona. I have noticed that quakes lots of the time, come in swarms. The first earthquake is not necessarily the strongest. I saw that it was, somewhere off the coast of Honshu. I thought, "No, not 8+" I went to sleep thinking that my Earthquake Detector App was wrong.
The next morning we were off to get our day going and Steve and I had a day off together. I was almost alone at my exercise class and there wasn't much said about the quake, but we did talk about strange tsunamis. Steve and I went for yogurt and then later out to eat just a bite, for an early dinner at Wood Ranch and then out to a friend's house in Wheeler Canyon. She is Japanese, we talked of the Huntington Gardens in San Marino and that the beautiful Formosan Cherry Blossoms in the Japanese Grotto that are now blooming. I had looked at the Huntington's events, as the Japanese Taiko Drummers were going to have a performance and the Bonsai Show was due at the end of the month.
Steve took so many pictures of my friend and I looking at all of her glorious gardens
Yes, Steve did get some information on an expected Tsunami in the Ventura Harbor.
|Water and Sand were pulled-out of the harbor during the Tsunami|
I find that I have an abundance of gratitude for our blessings and we are saying our prayers for the victims and those that are in such terrible sorrow. Prayers sent for so many. Oh... Sendai, Japan, I hope and pray for your dear ones and your beautiful town is restored.
|Santa Paula to the Sea|