A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION
"But methought it lessened my esteem of a King
that he should not be able to command the rain."
Samuel Pepys Diary entry 19 July 1662
After an historically dry December and January, the
rain has begun. Rain is a seasonal thing on the California
Central Coast and every inch is precious. Last year's abnormally high rain fall broke a drought. We started
this rain season well, then it dried up, so the storm systems
that are aloft are cause for celebration.
Rain wasn't on our mind much in mid-west, unless
it was an unwelcome intruder on picnics, parties, ball games and weekends.
Here, I have seen grown adults dance in the rain, simply
because it is.
Sunshine and blue sky are so abundant here that
a little rain can make us giddy.
Yep-that's the way it is in California.
We love it.
See you down the trail.