Sunday, April 02, 2006

Sonoma County walk


"It rained and it rained and it rained." According to the Winnie-the-Pooh FAQ, the terrible flood "in which Piglet is entirely surrounded by water" and needs rescue by C. Robin and Pooh lasted five days.

Piglet wouldn't have made it in Northern California this winter. This March saw more rain than all but one previous March since settlers started keeping records.

Ordinarily the color of California is brown. Right now it is vibrant green. Here are a few photos from a hike in Sonoma County during a brief pause in the precipitation over the weekend.



Some residents are very happy in the sea of green.


For a moment the clouds seemed ready to part.


The clouds' return only made the landscape more surreal.

3 comments:

sfmike said...

Nice.

Arcturus said...

Sweet! Annandale SP?

Sacramento river is running high & fast now. The Cosumnes was already in flood stage last night. More heavy rains predicted for Friday -- it's hard to not get worried these days. I hate fear!

janinsanfran said...

Arcturus: "I hate fear!" That is beautiful.

Actually, views from Sweetwater Rd. outside Healdsburg.

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