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Santa Susana Field Laboratory and Chatsworth Nature Preserve . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 24 March 2018 

  • IMAGE OF SANTA SUSANA FIELD LABORATORY
  • SANTA SUSANA FIELD LABORATORY: BACKGROUND INFORMATION
  • WHICH WAY WAS THE CONTAMINATED WIND BLOWING DURING THE JULY 1959 SANTA SUSANA FIELD LABORATORY MELTDOWN?
  • METAL BOX IN CHATSWORTH NATURE PRESERVE: FOR MEASURING RAIN WATER?
  • RUMORS ABOUT LA DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER PLANNING TO SELL THE CHATSWORTH NATURE PRESERVE, EAST OF THE MELTDOWN SITE
  • NEWS REPORTS 
  • BACK ROAD TO SANTA SUSANA FIELD LABORATORY
  • DEFINITION: MYSTERY RIFFS

Dear Ones,

Here is some information on the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) in the Los Angeles area. This laboratory was the site of a number of nuclear contamination accidents … to do with contamination of the air, the Earth, and ground water at the western edge of Los Angeles County, bordering the eastern edge of Ventura County. It has been spoken of as America’s worst nuclear meltdown.

The meltdown occurred in 1959, and was covered up. It looks like the nuclear disaster may have come to light in 1979, 20 years later, and that community involvement has been spurring environmental cleanup since then.

IMAGE OF SANTA SUSANA FIELD LABORATORY

This image is a view of Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL) from Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve … trail access is from El Escorpion Park entrance on Vanowen St just west of Valley Circle Blvd in West Hills, in Los Angeles …

Image: “Santa Susana Field Lab viewed from Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 March 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Santa Susana Field Lab viewed from Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 March 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

SANTA SUSANA FIELD LABORATORY: BACKGROUND INFORMATION

“Throughout the years, approximately ten low-power nuclear reactors operated at SSFL, in addition to several ‘critical facilities’: a sodium burn pit in which sodium-coated objects were burned in an open pit; a plutonium fuel fabrication facility; a uranium carbide fuel fabrication facility; and the purportedly largest “Hot Lab” facility in the United States at the time … (A Hot Lab is a facility used for remotely cutting up irradiated nuclear fuel.) Irradiated nuclear fuel from other Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Department of Energy (DOE) facilities from around the country were shipped to SSFL to be decladded and examined.

“The Hot Lab suffered a number of fires involving radioactive materials. For example, in 1957, a fire in the Hot Cell “got out of control and … massive contamination” resulted. (see: NAA-SR-1941, Sodium Graphite Reactor, Quarterly Progress Report, January–March 1957).

“At least four of the ten nuclear reactors suffered accidents: 1) The AE6 reactor experienced a release of fission gases in March 1959 … 2) In July 1959, the site suffered a partial nuclear meltdown that released 28 Curies of radio active Nobel gasses. The release resulted on the maximum off site exposure of 0.099 millirem and an exposure of 0.018 millirem for the nearest residential building which is well within current limits today … Another radioactive fire occurred in 1971, involving combustible primary reactor coolant (NaK) contaminated with mixed fission products … The SRE experienced a power excursion and partial meltdown in July 1959; the SNAP8ER in 1964 experienced damage to 80% of its fuel; and the SNAP8DR in 1969 experienced similar damage to one-third of its fuel … 

“The reactors located on the grounds of SSFL were considered experimental, and therefore had no containment structures. Reactors and highly radioactive components were housed without the large concrete domes that surround modern power reactors.” –from Link: “Santa Susana Field Laboratory,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Susana_Field_Laboratory … CC BY-SA 3.0 unported

WHICH WAY WAS THE CONTAMINATED WIND BLOWING DURING THE JULY 1959 SANTA SUSANA FIELD LABORATORY MELTDOWN?

Apparently, from what I have read, one of the owners of the property on which the laboratory is located has been unable to, or else unwilling to, release data on prevailing winds during the July 1959 meltdown. (See “Wrinkles in Runkle Canyon” article below). This would be important information, as the direction of the winds would give a clue to possible contamination of land and water and people in neighboring communities.

I have read here, that the prevailing winds tend to blow over the Simi Hills (where the Santa Susana Field Laboratory is located) from NW to SE, into the western part of the San Fernando Valley. The wind speed is about 8 mph. Then under special Santa Ana conditions, because the wind blows the other way, possibly into the well populated Simi Valley …

Link: “Which Way the Wind Blows,” by Michael Collins, Ventura County Reporter, 17 March 2005 … https://www.enviroreporter.com/whichwaythewindblows ..

And I have read here, that John Pace, the last surviving worker who was on site during the meltdown, remembers the wind was blowing toward the very populous San Fernando Valley during that time …

Link: “Wrinkles in Runkle Canyon: 50 Years After a Santa Susana Nuclear Acdident Holds Up Land Development,” by Michael Collins … https://www.enviroreporter.com/investigations/rocketdyne/wrinkles-in-runkle-canyon/ ..

METAL BOX IN CHATSWORTH NATURE PRESERVE: FOR MEASURING RAIN WATER?

I have questions about this metal box located at 8565 Capistrano Avenue, on the Chatsworth Nature Preserve grounds. In years past, Hazmat suited people have visited this box. When asked, one of these men told me they were measuring rainwater. If so, I wonder, why the Hazmat suits? I cannot figure it out.

Image: “Metal Box at 8565 Capistrano Avenue, Chatsworth Nature Preserve owned by LA Department of Water and Power,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 March 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Metal Box at 8565 Capistrano Avenue, Chatsworth Nature Preserve owned by LA Department of Water and Power,” by Alice B. Clagett, 24 March 2018, CC BY-SA 4.0

RUMORS ABOUT LA DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER PLANNING TO SELL THE CHATSWORTH NATURE PRESERVE, EAST OF THE MELTDOWN SITE

There are rumors about plans for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to sell the Chatsworth Nature Preserve, which, according to the recollection of John Pace, might have been directly in the path of the 1959 Santa Susana Field Laboratory meltdown wind contamination. I have not seen any substantiation of this online.

NEWS REPORTS 

Link: “Nuclear Free by 2045?: TED’s Pro-Nuclear Bias,” 24 March 2014 … https://nf2045.blogspot.com/2014/03/teds-pro-nuclear-bias.html ..

Link: “LA’s Nuclear Secret: Years of mishandling dangerous radioactive materials and chemicals has also left a toxic legacy for generations of people living near the Santa Susana Field Laboratory,” by Joel Grover and Matthew Glasser … https://data.nbcstations.com/national/KNBC/la-nuclear-secret/ ..

Link: “Boeing Proposes Less Stringent Cleanup of Santa Susana Field Lab, Outraging Activists,” by Mike Harris, Published 23 August 2017; updatedhttps://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2017/08/24/boeing-proposes-less-stringent-cleanup-santa-susana-field-lab-outraging-activists/594360001/ ..

Link: “Remembering Rocketdyne – Discussing America’s Worst Nuclear Meltdown (Not Three Mile Island) With Erin Brockovich,” in Enviro News California … https://www.environews.tv/122713-remembering-rocketdyne-discussing-americas-worst-nuclear-meltdown-not-three-mile-island-with-erin-brockovich/ ..

BACK ROAD TO SANTA SUSANA FIELD LABORATORY

For hikers: Here is a back road from the Bell Canyon subdivision in West Hills, Los Angeles, to the Santa Susana Field Lab, The Google Maps search parameters are: 158 Bell Canyon Rd, Bell Canyon, CA 91307 … to 152 Ctl II Rd, Brandeis, CA 93064 … via Area 1 Rd …

Link: Bell Canyon Subdivision to Santa Susana Field Lab …  https://www.google.com/maps/dir/158+Bell+Canyon+Rd,+Bell+Canyon,+CA/152+Ctl+II+Rd,+Brandeis,+CA+93064/@34.2220091,-118.6973612,6792m/am=t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m19!4m18!1m10!1m1!1s0x80e8279d7dfd3f83:0x6964a075d483cd52!2m2!1d-118.687357!2d34.20163!3m4!1m2!1d-118.6912303!2d34.2215645!3s0x80e8279361f29997:0x76d7793130101b75!1m5!1m1!1s0x80e827dedffa7fb3:0xadeab2018424cfdb!2m2!1d-118.7007632!2d34.2363838!3e0  ..

My feeling is, this route is most likely blocked off at the large turnaround at J & A International, as the Boeing property (priorly owned by Rocketdyne) on which the laboratory is located, is off limits to the public …

Link: Turnaround at J & A International, in Google Maps … https://www.google.com/maps/dir/158+Bell+Canyon+Rd,+Bell+Canyon,+CA/152+Ctl+II+Rd,+Brandeis,+CA+93064/@34.2141654,-118.6898359,243m/am=t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m19!4m18!1m10!1m1!1s0x80e8279d7dfd3f83:0x6964a075d483cd52!2m2!1d-118.687357!2d34.20163!3m4!1m2!1d-118.6912303!2d34.2215645!3s0x80e8279361f29997:0x76d7793130101b75!1m5!1m1!1s0x80e827dedffa7fb3:0xadeab2018424cfdb!2m2!1d-118.7007632!2d34.2363838!3e0 ..

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

DEFINITION: MYSTERY RIFFS

What is a ‘Mystery Riff’? A Mystery Riff is a stream-of-consciousness series of photos, words, links, and/or visual experiences. Sometimes a Riff throws light on a course of energy present in the unconscious thought cloud of the world, or the underpinnings of an astral story floating round in the ethers.

I have noticed that today’s movies and television shows do that as well … only with strong subconscious umph … because the subconscious mind operates through pictorial images, rather than through abstract thought. For more on this, search ‘metaphor’ at my website.

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Rainmaking . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 6 May 2016 and 7 May 2016; published on 22 May 2016

  • VIDEO BY ALICE: RAINMAKING 1, 6 May 2016
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • My recent experiences with rainmaking.
    • Would men like to perform rainmaking ceremonies, perhaps?
    • Importance of visualizing precise results: where should the rain fall, how many inches of rain should fall, how many days of rain should there be, what about runoff, what areas and outcomes (such as mudslides and flooding) need to be avoided?
    • How unconscious thoughts, fears and worries can prevent rainfall.
    • What manzanita, a chaparral plant, looks like when its stressed by drought.
  • VIDEO BY ALICE: RAINMAKING 2, 7 May 2016
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • The next day: Signs that it has rained at Chatsworth Reservoir and Sage Ranch in the Los Angeles area
    • How the nature elementals make rain: water elementals (undines) care for the water and air elementals (sylphs and zephyrs) carry the water up to the clouds and round to where the rain must fall
    • What would happen if 10 people in Los Angeles visualized rain when needed?
  • SIGNS OF RAINFALL AT CHATSWORTH NATURE PRESERVE

Dear Ones,

Here are two videos on Rainmaking. There is an edited Summary beneath each video …

VIDEO BY ALICE: RAINMAKING 1
Filmed on 6 May 2016; published on 22 May 2016

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I just wanted to explain a little to you about rainmaking today, and also about what happened last night and today about the rain.

Yesterday I went for a Sierra Club hike along the trails up Stunt Road to Saddleback Mountain. What we saw was many stressed chaparral plants, that were in trouble because they needed more rain. In a minute, I will show you a picture of those: How it looks, and how you can tell.

While I was on the trail, I took what spare water I had, on the way down, and I watered two chaparral plants that looked like they really needed it, with the remaining water that I had. And then, when I got home, I was thinking about the plants.

Now trees are something that I really love; I have loved them all my life. It means a lot to me that the trees in this area, and all over Earth, should be very healthy. So I got to thinking how I had had success, in the past, with rainmaking. That was yesterday afternoon. And I was talking, on the clair plane, with the lady down the hill, about it.

So I just said to myself: Ok, I will just ask for rain right now. I will ask the nature world and the devas to bring us rain, all over the county of Los Angeles. I would like four inches of rain; steady, gentle rain, followed by intervals when the water could sink into the Earth, with optimal amounts of water draining off the land, so that most of the water sinks in. And so: All over the County of Los Angeles, four inches of rain.

And I put forth that request, that that should be happening. So this morning I woke up, and right about mid-morning I woke up. And I was very surprised; here in sunny California there was a gigantic rain cloud over the Santa Susana Mountains, right across from where I live, across from the Chatsworth Nature Preserve.

While I was looking, it started raining all over the Santa Susana Mountains, and the lady who lives down the hill noticed too. She got very excited about it, and she said: Bring that rain cloud over here! I would like to have rain over here as well!

And I said: Well, you know, you could have rain both places. Let’s ask for rain everywhere where it needs to be ... So she did.

Five or ten minutes later, the rain cloud came over to my place and her place, and started raining very gently over there. It was time for me to go get some lunch and to go to a particular movie I wanted to see. So I took off in my car, and be darned if the rain cloud did not follow me, because I love rain, right? That’s what I think!

When I went in to get the food, it was raining steadily. And when I went out to go to the movie, it was raining steadily there, in that place. And when I came out, it was still raining a little. It was great!

So then I thought I would go check Saddleback Peak area, because I had explained to the nature spirits, in great detail, about how to get there, and how the chaparral trees really needed the rain right now.

And the nature spirits were so funny; they were really incredibly enthusiastic. They went: Wow! Let’s go see what that looks like right now! Let’s go explore! … And they went off and looked at that.

And I said: Don’t forget the red shanks over there; they need it too.

And they said: Woo, let’s go look at that!

And so that was a lot of fun. It was a medium-sized rain cloud; I was hoping that they could come here [to Saddleback Peak] too.

While I was going out, I heard from the Native Americans on the clair plane. They are very interested in rainmaking. They usually do not speak, except among themselves, on the clair plane, but today they did mention something; they said it would be better for us to get together our men, because men have a lot of power in asking for rain. They can do a rain dance, and they can ask for rain.

I said: How is that, that they have more power?

And they said: Well, they stomp on the ground! … and I think they said: At the end, they raise their arms up high, and they ask for rain!

So I thought: Gosh, maybe a neighborhood event; who knows? … Neighborhood Watch … a rain gathering; a rainmaking session.

I will see if I can interest anyone in that. And I hope that you might be interested too. You could find out the true technique for doing it, and you could pursue that … because the nature elementals, the spirits of the air and the water are very responsive to human thought, to human requests, and to human enthusiasm about rain and wind and weather … all kind s of things. So you have to be very specific; you have to say what it is that you really want. And they are so enthusiastic about responding.

Today was just an incredible day; they were going on and on, and I was too. So I came here. To sum it all up, I came to the place where I was yesterday on an eight-mile hike with quite a bit of elevation gain for recent days. And I found what I will show you right here …

First, as I was coming up, I noticed the rain clouds coming up, over the far horizon, out towards Santa Barbara …

Image: “Rain Making 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And then I got up to the peak, and I noticed this big rain cloud here …

Image: “Rain Making 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And there was rain; you can still see a little bit of the rain on the windshield here …

Image: “Rain Making 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And there was misty rain coming over the mountains. You see that mist? The chaparral plants absorb that mist as water sometimes; that is their water intake. So they are drinking that water right now.

And then, down all across this region, down there …

Image: “Rain Making 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… I saw rain clouds everywhere, and rain everywhere. Look over there; look down there …

Image: “Rain Making 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

See that rain? Look at all that! Rain everywhere. Wow!

So here is the thing: If you want rain, you have to ask for rain. You have to say what kind of rain you want; how long you want it to last; how many inches; for how many days … And you have to be very specific and very upbeat.

Know that you have this power. You have this power, and you have a right to speak what your will is, in the world, for the weather of Earth.

I had one conversation on the psychic plane today that is well worth repeating. I hope no one is embarrassed about it. In addition to the Sierra Club, I am also a member of the California Native Plant Society, And that society is the caretaker for a nature preserve that goes through a riparian area, high up the mountain, into the red shank, right here on the other side of what I just showed you … on the right, here. And that place is called Cold Creek Preserve.

There is a path in the preserve that goes by a cliff that keeps crumbling, and so it is difficult to maintain the path. And what I found out is that there are some people that care about the Cold Creek Preserve, who are preventing the rain from coming there by simple thought process that, if the rain comes, then there is a chance that the cliff will collapse onto the pathway, and they will not be able to walk through again.

If you have concerns of this nature, the important thing to do is to visualize the rain that your concerned area of the world needs, and specify those places where the rain should be a little less, or maybe not even happen … such as that little cliff area … so that everything else can be watered; because it is very important for the plants and animals, and even the rocks in the mountains, and in the valleys, and by the seas, and along the coastal scrub … everywhere … that it should have just the right amount of water to flourish.

We can do that. But by our unconscious thoughts and fears and concerns, we can prevent the area, too, from getting the rainfall that it needs.

I would like to encourage each of you to start your own raindance, and your own rain thoughts, and to develop your own rainmaking ability, with crisply delineated parameters. And, get to know your nature spirits and your nature elementals, and your devas! Devas are cool!

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Well, now I am taking another survey of the rain here, near Stunt Mountain and Cold Creek Preserve, and I see a promising sight off over this way …

Image: “Rain Making 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Back in those far mountains there is rain in the air, and there may be rain actually coming down on the land over there. Then there is a chance of rain over this way …

Image: “Rain Making 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… there is this giant mountain with a fire road [Calabasas Peak Motorway] that goes up it, You can walk up that fire road, and then turn right half way, or two-thirds of the way up the mountain [onto West Red Rock Road] and go down into Red Rock Canyon Park on the other side … up this mountain here; see that road? …

Image: “Rain Making 8: Saddleback Peak and Calabasas Peak Motorway,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 8: Saddleback Peak and Calabasas Peak Motorway,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It is pretty foreboding, but there are beautiful views, and a wonderful workout. Then over this way, it looks to me like, off in the far distance, there is a chance of rain actually coming down out of the clouds; not half way down, but the whole way down, and hitting those mountains over there …

Image: “Rain Making 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 9,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Back over here to the left, the cloud of rain has moved quickly, in this direction, and it is raining more here towards us, closer to us and closer to the big mountain with the fire road on it …

Image: “Rain Making 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 10,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Higher up, at the top of the mountain here, where three roads [Stunt Road, Schueren Road, and Saddle Peak Road] meet, I noticed that there had been rain, because the sides of the road were a little bit wet and pretty muddy …

Image: “Rain Making 11: Stunt Road,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 11: Stunt Road,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

On the top of the mountain there, the thing of it is that the airs from the ocean hit the mountain here and cause more precipitation, and also more mistfall through the mountains. And so it is more likely to get rain than this area where I am walking right now … which is, unfortunately, I have to say, way too dry. See there? … too sandy dry …

Image: “Rain Making 12: Dusty Ground,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 12: Dusty Ground,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

I am going to check out the trees right now, specifically the manzanita trees, because they are one of my most beautiful favorites, and I am very concerned about them, although all the trees are worth looking at and figuring out about.

Here I am entering one of the trails next to Cold Creek Preserve, but not on the one we walked up and down yesterday …

Image: “Rain Making 13,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 13,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And this trail contains some excellent examples of stressed chaparral shrubs. My favorite, right here, is the manzanita tree or shrub (Arctostaphylos)

Image: “Rain Making 14: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 14: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

I think it must be a relative of the Pacific madrone (Ericaceae) tree on the far northern coast of California, that grows to such beautiful height, and has such beautiful red bark like this shrub …

Image: “Rain Making 15: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 15: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And so I am pretty sure they are related, but I do not know for certain. They look a lot alike. And then the leaves typically look like this when the tree is not stressed …

Image: “Rain Making 16: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 16: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

But this tree is stressed for lack of water. And so some of the leaves have turned yellow …

Image: “Rain Making 17: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 17: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And over here too, you will see lots more yellow leaves. See there?  …

Image: “Rain Making 18: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 18: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And then over here, after the leaves turn yellow, sometimes they actually die. And here is a case of leaves that have died back, because the plant cannot support them because of lack of water.

Image: “Rain Making 19: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 19: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

All right, so here we have, on the same trail, a very stressed manzanita plant. Not only are the leaves all speckled … some yellow, some brown, and some green …

Image: “Rain Making 20: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 20: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… but down here at the bottom we have just a lot of brown leaves where the dieback has occurred …

Image: “Rain Making 21: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 21: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And also the bark looks unusual to me. You see, healthy bark of a manzanita shrub or chaparral tree looks smooth like this bark here …

Image: “Rain Making 22: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 22: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

But what we saw on the trail yesterday was a lot of bark that looked almost blistered, like this …

Image: “Rain Making 23: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 23: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

You see those blisters on the bark there? We saw whole trees with blistered bark like that. I think that is a response to lack of water and stress …

Image: “Rain Making 24: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 24: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Now here is a very good one; a very fine specimen of manzanita …

Image: “Rain Making 25: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 25: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And you will see the way that the bark is, right now …

Image: “Rain Making 26: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 26: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

I will try to get a little closer up. See how it looks all blistered and stressed out? Look at that! First time I have ever seen it  …

Image: “Rain Making 27: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 27: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

See there? And also, farther up it seems to be peeling back. Look at that …

Image: “Rain Making 28: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 28: Manzanita (Arctostaphylos),” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

So this is what I am asking: That all these chaparral trees, the ‘elven forest’ of the Santa Monica Mountains …

Image: “Rain Making 29: Cold Creek Preserve Chaparral,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 29: Cold Creek Preserve Chaparral,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… should be completely healed, through appropriate water from the skies, and through the zephyrs of the air, and the beautiful water elementals as well ..

Image: “Rain Making 30: Cold Creek Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 30: Cold Creek Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

That the sylphs should blow the clouds where they need to be, and that the water elementals should make sure that the right amount of rain gets to the right place; that is my wish and my hope; and if each of you wish it with me, I am certain that is exactly what will happen here on planet Earth …

Image: “Rain Making 31,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 31,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… for all of Earth.

Image: “Rain Making 32: Yarrow,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making 32: Yarrow,” by Alice B. Clagett, 6 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

VIDEO BY ALICE: RAINMAKING 2
Filmed on 7 May 2016; published on 22 May 2016

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Image: “Rain Making.2-1: Datura,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-1: Datura,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-2: Datura and Honeybee,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-2: Datura and Honeybee,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I am here in my official rainmaking capacity. I was just down at the Chatsworth Nature Preserve and Reservoir, checking; and then I checked all the way up here to Sage Ranch Park in the Simi Hills. I checked on top of the mountain, and all along the way it had rained. Let me show you …

Here we are, at Sage Ranch Park, and you can see, off in the distance here, more rain clouds …

Image: “Rain Making.2-3: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-3: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Looks like the nature elementals are picking up water from the ocean which is over that way [zooms left] …

Image: “Rain Making.2-4: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-4: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and the zephyrs are carrying the water up to the clouds, [pans right] and making the clouds heavy with water …

Image: “Rain Making.2-5: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-5: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and then blowing them in the right direction. You see, right over there, on that mountain, right now, it is raining. See there? … right over there …

Image: “Rain Making.2-6: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-6: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And then if I look over this way, [pans left] I see the results of today’s rain on the ground. The ground is kind of wet; see there? Wet ground; look at that; way wet for this area. (This is a semi-arid area.) …

Image: “Rain Making.2-7: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-7: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And over here the rain poured down onto these rocks …

Image: “Rain Making.2-8: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-8: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and down into the parking lot, It has been this way all the way up here. I see mud puddles; down here was a little flood of rain …

Image: “Rain Making.2-9: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-9: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

As to the wild-growing fruit trees here, it looks like they will have enough rain for the time being …

Image: “Rain Making.2-10: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-10: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

And I can feel that the nature spirits in this are are greatly heartened and hopeful …

Image: “Rain Making.2-11: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-11: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and that the plants themselves are feeling that the worst is over …

Image: “Rain Making.2-12: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-12: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and that there is hope for them to continue living here …

Image: “Rain Making.2-13: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-13: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and to be happy here in these mountains …

Image: “Rain Making.2-14: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-14: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

This is a wonderful feeling today. And there are the rain clouds up there. [pans upward] … Wow! …

Image: “Rain Making.2-15: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-15: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

. . . . .

Look here: Someone has left a stainless steel bowl on the ground, in the parking lot, that has accumulated water in it, from the rain. And that will be good for the coyotes that live right around here to drink tonight.

Image: “Rain Making.2-16: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-16: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

. . . . .

I am here by this big rock across from the parking lot, where I often see coyotes moving around and looking for gophers to eat …

Image: “Rain Making.2-17: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-17: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

There is this big mud puddle that went down this way, down the hill … just a lot of it …

Image: “Rain Making.2-18: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-18: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

It probably came from way up there, on that hill [pans upward] …

Image: “Rain Making.2-19: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-19: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and coursed down through here, and on down the hill. Wow, I am very impressed! I really am! …

Image: “Rain Making.2-20: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-20: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

… because if one person could wish for this, and then actually have it happen … or two people could, as was the case yesterday … then what would happen if ten people in Los Angeles decided to do this … especially men. Men are especially good at this kind of thing, because of the strength of their will power and the directness of their intention.

Image: “Rain Making.2-21: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.2-21: Sage Ranch Park,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

SIGNS OF RAINFALL AT CHATSWORTH NATURE PRESERVE

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Image: “Rain Making.3-1: Chatsworth Nature Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.3-1: Chatsworth Nature Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Rain Making.3-2: Chatsworth Nature Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.3-2: Chatsworth Nature Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Rain Making.3-3: Chatsworth Nature Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.3-3: Chatsworth Nature Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Image: “Rain Making.3-4: Chatsworth Nature Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Rain Making.3-4: Chatsworth Nature Preserve,” by Alice B. Clagett, 7 May 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

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In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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