Blistering heat, lightning, thunder, wind, rain and towering cloud formations that were exploding over the mountaintops. Last week's weather pattern was like a crazy mixed-up grab bag.
Local TV weather newscasters got to add some zing to their reports as this unusual weather action caught everyone off guard. At least they had an opportunity to flip through their files to come up with rarely used graphics to show us folks. Yep, the record-setting high temps in L.A. were even reported in England where my son and his family live.
Fortunately, just before Mother Nature decided to take a walk on the wild side, the Los Angeles Opera presented its own genre of drama with the opening of its 25th season first with the world premiere of composer/librettist Daniel Catan's "Il Postino" and three days later with Mozart's, "The Marriage of Figaro."
Placido Domingo sang the title role of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda on opening night of "Il Postino." He showed his versatility by conducting the orchestra in "The Marriage of Figaro" on Sunday afternoon.