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September 8, 2010 JULIANTREE by Michele Harvey Now That The Weather (Ea00 inc Is Getting Cooler oca erience 5 e i i really enjoy this time of year. Cool nights with a promise of cooler * Tree Consulting and Inspection * Long Term Forest Maintenance and Planning * Hazardous Removal and Precision Felling * Ornamental Pruning and Lacing * Brush Clearing and Chipping FREE ES TIMA TES Licensed and Bonded Fully Insured for Your Protection ERIC DAUBER H: 760'765-2975 C: 760-271-9585 eo Box 254 JULIAN, CA. 92036 License #945348 WE-8690A Song Stylist DeDe Hill On The Patio Sunday In Wynola Sunday night, September 12 the patio will welcome a debut show by De De Hill. De De is a singer who performs Jazz, R & B, blues and even Latin flavored love songs. She will play from 5-8pm. Un Comina Wvnola Pizza Exnress Performances: Friday, September 17-- Chris Clarke and Friends Saturday, September 18 -- Taildraggers Sunday, September 19 -- Way Back Then - Mike Mosley & Tony For more information ca//Wynola Pizza Express at 760 765 1004 Another Pot Crop Confiscated Agents from DEA, County Sheriffs and the State Parks all participated in an eradication of illegally planted marijuana just to the East of Inspiration Point of Friday and again on Sunday. No details were made available by our deadline. The task force did have agents searching for suspects Friday, and removed an unknown number of plants Sunday. +e P, leaM00mtl00ea'y Saturday and Sunday September 25 + and 26 + '[ +++ +N Saturday: 11:00 Mou al Gypsy 12:00 Jake's Mountain 1:00 Way Back Then 2:00 High Wire 3:00 Manda Mosher 4:00 Prairie Sky Sunday: Rise and Shine Grand Canyon Sundown Three Faces West Acoustic Coalition The Girlz Mountain Tribal Gypsy Art on display from Julian Art Guild members is for sale Tickets are $5 each day in Advance, $8 at the Gate also available at Wynola Pizza Express and Menghini Winery more information at days ahead inspire me to plan all of my cool weather projects. I do like to stay busy. Sometimes the weather changes in late August or early September; sometimes the air around us doesn't begin to cool noticeably until October. Summer's heat doesn't work for me. It makes me lethargic and grumpy. I get short of breath when the temperature rises above 100 and when it exceeds 105, I feel like I'm inhaling directly from a heater. This is not my idea for a good day. I was born in San Diego, raised in La Mesa and I've lived in and around Julian for over twenty-five years. I moved here for the weather. San Diego and La Mesa weather is so predictable. Sunny and warm, warm and sunny, mostly sunny, partly sunny. Julian's weather is different nearly every day and it isn't always predictable. Many of us carry extra jackets or sweaters in our vehicles year round in case the temperature makes a major drop, which it sometimes does. We also carry sandals in our vehicles for the days when we begin our drive with the heater on and by mid day we drive with air-conditioning hitting us full blast so we can feel comfortable as the day heats up. Cool air energizes me. Most of the year I spend at least ten or twenty minutes a day working in my yard before I drive to work. Not much time by most people's standards, yet just right for a busy person, which I always seem to be. Throughout most of the summer I don't do any yard work other than enough watering to keep the bird baths full and keep some life in my plants because the heat makes me ill. Yes it does. I get nauseous and I feel faint. I don't plant flowers or anything that requires lots of water and summertime work to keep them healthy. That would require me to spend lots of time in the hot sunshine and I know that would make me grumpy. Also, because our water source is the one well we have on our property, I conserve water. We have had so many years of drought that I feel responsible to everyone sharing the aquifer we are using for our water. Now that September has arrived I'm getting anxious to start working m my yard. I'm anxious to do the chores in and around my house that I day dream about when the days are full of heat and humidity. My carpets need cleaning, which is one of my chosen chores; and raking needs completing, making our yard more fire safe. The driveway needs sweeping, the climbing rose, the lilacs and the trees need trimming. These are more of my chosen chores, when the weather is cool. I have friends who love desert temperatures. They bask in the heat and can't imagine living anywhere else. I think that maybe the sun has fried their brains just a little. I like cool days and nights. I like an even cooler bedroom to sleep in. I need cool to operate at my full potential. That just means that if I'm hot, I move slower, if at all. If I'm cooler, and clearly more comfortable, I get more done. During my days in my shop; I think of all the things I will accomplish when the weather cools to what I consider a comfortable temperature. A few weeks ago I wrote a column titled "When it gets cooler". I'm still thinking about all the things I can get done when I don't feel so overheated. I'm collecting boxes of kindling so I will be ready for the long winter being predicted. It's never too soon to get ready for winter. I'm planning projects that I can enjoy a lot more when I feel cool. Our front porch holds a large collection of things that never quite made it to places where they all belong. As the mornings get cooler, I sort through a box or two each day that I have some time, working on a project that I call "Finding My Porch". I recommend this sort of project to everyone who loses space in the home, garage, storage shed or barn. "Find My Closet", "Find What's in My Kitchen Cabinets", or "Find the Back Wall of my Storage Shed" are all worthy projects. As the mornings get a little cooler and as I clear a bit more space, I'm revving up to do all the projects that I just don't get done when the weather is so hot that my energy seems to get used up as I grumble. I'm sort of making practice runs for when the days are truly comfortable. Soon, I tell myself. Soon Each summer seems to have days that are hotter and dryer than the year before. This doesn't bode well for me getting anything worthwhile completed in the summer months. I have lived here in the mountains long enough to remember summers when it rained every afternoon for weeks. I remember summers when we received a good heavy shower of rain at least once every other week. I also remember an August day in the middle of the 1980s when we received a hail storm that dropped the air temperature by ten degrees in ten minutes. I don't think we will ever get to enjoy those days again because the changing weather patterns may never bring them to us again. When I moved to Julian in the winter of 1984; friends said I wouldn't last here for more than one whole winter. Three years later they said I moved here so I could wear my flannel shirts. I'm still here twenty six years later and I still enjoy wearing my flannel shirts and my wool shirts and my heavy socks. These are my thoughts. Jess Martin Park Improvements Recognized At Friday Ceremony Julie Zerbe, Supervisor Jacob, Dennis Cantor and Less Turner part of the Jess Martin Advisory Committee, Becky Hatch was busy serving refreshments at tire time of the photo and Tom Skibinski was at work down the hill when the ribbon cutting to celebrate the new features the County has installed took place. Over one hundred supporters turned out for the "official" recognition of the work that has been accomplished at Jess Martin Park since the county took over operation. The jog/walk path is now complete, new stairways from the parking lots to the fields, rest rooms and new exercise equipment between the smaller fields and the skate park. County Parks has invested over $700,000 in the park so far and expects to spend more over the next year. II The Julian News 5 ue and )ld Fashionedl Collect hies Gifts Local Music Wall Art. C dl an es. o s. in Wynola Farms Marketplace 4470 Highway 78 [,,!i i!ii',i ,'''+ ................... ii! :ii !! NEW everyday low pn'ce! Alfalfa and Pellets -90- Washington Street 760-765-1g!2 Mon-Fri 8:30 to 6:00 and Sat 9:00 to 5:00 CLOSED on Sunday Lake Cuyamaca Volunteers Raise Over 4K at Annual BBQ/Auction On Saturday, September 4, the Lake Cuyamaca Volunteer Fire Company held another successful BBQ & Auction at JCFPD Station 57 in Cuyamaca. They served up Beef tri-tip with all the fixings. Serving over 225 meals and raising just over $4,000 from the auction, the Lake Cuyamaca Volunteer Fire Company would like to thank all the merchants that made a donation to the auction and to everyone that came out to support the volunteer firefighters. The ribbon cutting and Jr High "Club Live" with Supervisor Jacob