Rainy Days

Most people want the rain to go away, but for those of us living in California's Central Valley it could stay around for a while and we wouldn't mind. (With the probable exception of the almond farmers who have beautiful blossoms on their trees right now.) Being married to a farmer makes you watch the weather a little closer than normal. There is a bit more of an investment than just wondering if you need an umbrella that day.

We've had an exceptionally dry winter here in California. There was barely any snow in the Sierra's when we traveled to Reno the first weekend in February. But it has been a little stormy the last couple of days and left quite a bit of snow in the mountains. That's what we need. Fortunately we had a very wet season last winter but water conservation will still be a priority for the rest of the year.

Any rain is better than none at all.