Oh what a beautiful morning


Oh what a beautiful morning

Los Angeles has been suffering with May Gray and June Gloom. I don’t mean just a few days but an entire two months of little or no sunshine. In areas near the beaches and up to about five miles inland, we haven’t seen the sun at all. Maybe one clear day. But yesterday afternoon it cleared off and we awoke this morning to bright blue skies. July brought the good weather.

People all over town were humming the famous song from Oklahoma….And so were the parking lot operators at the beach.

The rule is that if it’s overcast on the Fourth of July, they will lose money on their entire year. I’m sure they were keeping a weather eye on the skies. I know that clouds and fog bring cool weather, and if you live almost anywhere else, you are crying for relief from the heat. But people go to the beach for the sun and the surf, and it’s just no fun when the sky is gray. That means no parkers, loss of revenue, and a very bad year.

I can hear the fog horn at Marina Del Rey from my back yard. It’s been pretty consistent. I hope this is a harbinger of clear days and high parking volume.


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