Now that California is finally getting some rain, Spring has officially arrived ahead of schedule. Our latest quick storm brought thunder, lightning, and an overnight deluge to the northern part of the state on Thursday night. The Sierra Nevada mountains, while still under-snowed, looked a lot whiter today after the clouds had blown through the area.
Here are some photos I took between storms. The lush moss has created a fairyland around a rock outcrop on the hill below our cabin. We live in a spot where the pines give way to oaks, with seasonal ponds and plenty of grass.
Before long it will be dry and brown again, but until then I will enjoy all this greenery. In another ten days we may be searching for leprechauns.