Upshots. . .

Industry Observer CalDRE #01165532


Upshots, Offshoots And

Other Shots In The Dark


The way things connect and interrelate is interesting to me.  I can’t say it is always understandable.  But it is definitely interesting. 



Kinda like hunches, gut reactions and seemingly solvable mysteries they remain a constant companion. And unlike some farfetched predictions and some other forecasts, there may be a bit more credence associated with some over others.

For example, we can see how nature shares its beauty with us.  And agree that it happens often but are also aware its force is demonstrated in ways that destroy and devastate. 


Even when we are not discussing how nature can impact 

us, we see how similar occurrences may be more than mere guesswork but there is no guarantee.  Questions remain and maybe the answer(or answers) will come. Immediately. Eventually. And in all sorts of ways. Speaking of nature, of course. And otherwise.  

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Posted: September 9, 2021





Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (35)

Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Mother nature...much like some people in our lives, it is best to stay on her good side.


Sep 09, 2021 08:34 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - there all sorts of things that can prove challenging to achieving that right shot.


Sharon Tara - ain't that the truth?  I couldn't have said it any better.  

Sep 09, 2021 08:42 AM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Michael Jacobs I'm deeply into hunches. I think the way things interconnect is on another plane, but we can tie into it. 

Sep 09, 2021 10:28 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Michael... mother nature for sure can be both beautiful and dangerous. But that's true about many aspects of life, I've found. Meantime, I'm all about trusting my gut instincts... I've found that when I don't is when I run into issues.

Sep 09, 2021 10:59 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Michael- Mother Nature can offer us so many beautiful things...sunsets, flowers, butterflies, and yet she is like the benevolent ruler of a kingdom that you dare not cross. Florida added the melaleuca tree years ago to dry up the Everglades and did not realize that it began destroying the natural habitat. 

Sep 09, 2021 11:53 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Wendy Rulnick - I am sure your experience impacts your gut instinct - that seems to be the case when the right decision is made.


Nina Hollander, Broker - nature is not alone in this discussion.  That's for sure.


Kathy Streib - I am not familiar with that - unintended consequences???

Sep 09, 2021 04:10 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Michael.

In my younger days I would wonder and think about what Mother Nature would bring, now if I wake up, regardless it is going to be a wonderful day.

Sep 10, 2021 12:59 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

James Dray - it seems you have brought along a new focus to this time.  

Sep 10, 2021 01:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Michael. Take care, be safe and have a great day.

I am heading out for a regular medical appointment.

Sep 10, 2021 03:52 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - I hope that appointment goes well for you and that it starts off another good weekend for you.  

Sep 10, 2021 06:44 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - Mother Nature is as complicated as she is beautiful. Mother Nature always teaches us lessons. We just need to listen and that's the upshot. 

Sep 10, 2021 01:15 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael Jacobs - All I can say is Mother Nature is fickled, dangerous, yet most beautiful and awe-inspiring. We should all respect her. 

Sep 10, 2021 02:28 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - yes, nature is both and so many, if not all, things in lives cannot be divided into two distinct groups.  It's not that simple.

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I know what you mean but I don't know about the word "fickle" but that's certainly one of polite words that could apply.  

Sep 10, 2021 05:13 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

I think more people make shots in the dark and than any other!

Sep 11, 2021 11:05 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

1~Judi Barrett - you may be right. 

Sep 11, 2021 11:16 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, hope you had a great weekend, and have some fun things planned for the week!

Sep 13, 2021 06:04 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Joan Cox - thank you and Happy Monday to you.  Enjoy your road trip as it continues this week with many new adventures.  

Sep 13, 2021 08:45 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Michael! I believe that Mother Nature is amazing, breathtaking and awe-inspiring...but, it's best not to mess with her because she does have a bit of an temper if we do! 

Seriously, I'm fortunate to live in an area that has few weather events. I can't imagine living in any other part of the country and having to suffer the wrath of Mother Nature each year (or so).

Sep 14, 2021 02:49 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Debe Maxwell, CRS - nature definitely has foibles and can be seemingly fickle as well as fierce.  I remain thankful for the many fine things offered as we experience those amazing times.  

Sep 14, 2021 03:28 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

🙂 I have seen the beauty in nature but I have also seen the devastation, up close and personal. I'll stick with a beauty Michael....

Oct 20, 2021 10:19 AM