On the news: The City of Los Angeles reversed its notorious water aqueduct system and flushed water back into the once-beautiful Owens Valley. Hetch-Hetchy Valley is still full of water nearly 100 years since it was flooded. Yosemite Valley is full of tourists.
On the news: The oceans are getting bluer. More blue. Less green. This, they say, is bad.
Outside the window: Lake Erie is a shade of gray not found in the Pantone color wheel, pushing up swells five feet or more, and slamming the cliff, where giant slabs of stone and rebar and gnarly roots of survivor trees do their best to protect.