FROM THE COAST TO THE HIGH SIERRA
It is probably a product of many winters in the mid-west, but this is the time of year we begin to think of spring. In fact, here on the Central coast, we begin to see early evidence of spring's rebirth. The Pacific moderates the temperatures in the Santa Lucia coastal range, so even in early January, when most of the nation suffers winter's wrath, we get greening of the grasses
and the first blooms
as the exotics provide a comical touch.
HOW ABOUT A LIVING SNOW CONE?
Three and half hours from here, in Yosemite, spring comes with a different force.
Each spring Yosemite experiences an act of nature which is extraordinary. I've endured blizzards, ice storms, and heavy snow cover, but the early spring Frazil Ice is new to me. Take a look, courtesy of Boing Boing and Yosemite National Park.
And the Zebra shooting controversy continues-