1/21/10 View from rear deck of the house. Normally bone dry seasonal creek coming alive from the rain.
Based on the forecast last night, Gilbert and I decided to stay home today rather than risk driving 2+ hours each way to and from work in treacherous conditions. Rain and wind have been unrelenting and fierce since about 10:00am this morning, and we got pelted twice (3:00pm and 4:30pm) with some major hail. So far, there's been no let up in the inclement weather.
1/21/10 Photos of creeks forming off Calle Centro in La Cresta, taken by Gil just after 3:00pm on his way to a store run to Ralph's supermarket
The vernal pools on the SRP reserve must be brimming and swimming right now. Will be over at the visitor center for a photo class this Saturday so will check out the water levels at that time. Regardless, this recent deluge is surely the prelude to a super sweet wildflower season!
1/21/10 Hail raining down on the driveway
1/21/10 Closeup of Hail (pea-sized, so they melted pretty quickly)
1/21/10 Hana is a glutton for punishment. Maybe SHE likes "Eau de Wet Dog", but moi? Not so much...
1/21/10 Herb garden is flooded (again!). Where are the rubber duckies?
1/21/10 A beautiful (albeit brief) break in the rain at 2:40pm