Saturday, February 27, 2010

Approaching Rain

Approaching Rain, originally uploaded by ParsecTraveller.

It's been a very wet winter here on California's Central Coast. With over 17 inches of rain so far, we're at more than twice the amount of rain we had at the same time last year. As a result, the hills are incredibly green, the reservoirs are filling, and the Sierras are buried in snow. This is great news considering the state has been in a drought for the past few years.

A band of rain just behind Bishop Peak is visible in this photo. About 60 seconds after this photo, another rain band from the south drenched me by surprise.


Francine said...

I like the small yellow flowers in the foreground ...

Chiot's Run said...

I always loved watching the rain roll in in Colombia, we can't really see it here.

We've had tons of snow here in NE Ohio this year, just got another 10-12 overnight. I think gardening will be delayed this year, no planting of peas on St Patties day.