We have had a lot of rain here in So. Cal the last couple of days. The rain makes for beautiful skies with huge clouds. It also apparently drowned this giant spider/ small tarantula in our back yard. I have found these before near our house. Look at it's hairy appendages! UPDATE: The spider is the California Trap-Door Spider, Bothriocyrtum californicum. I just had to find out.
Listening to KCRW in the car today (I'm a member!) and heard Pepi Ginsberg for the first time. I especially like her song "The Contortionist."