We've had another 3.8 inches of rain in the last 24 hours. In this California rain season, starting in July, we've had 20 inches of precipitation. We had a trace in July and a trace in early October. The measurable rain didn't begin until late October. December produced 10.7 inches, one of the wettest on record.
The 20 inches we've recorded thus far is more than we had in total during each of our first two years in California. This time last year we recorded 7 inches on the way to a yearly total of 25 plus.
The mountain sides are green and the streams are running briskly. The rain is appreciated, though the forecast for sunshine this week is welcomed. My thanks to Frank and Sandy of Falls Church for the gift of the rain gauge, which has helped me become such a fanatic.
This is the artist table at the Windward Vineyard near Paso Robles. It is featured here because my sweetheart Lana is the artist who will be on display in the beautiful tasting room until the end of March. If you'd like to learn more about here Plein Aire show or her work as an artist you can link here. She is my favorite artist.