..........A little blog about the little things in life..........

Sunday, December 13, 2009

After the Rain

I know some people (you know who you are!) think that it's always sunny in California , but that is so not true! As a matter of fact, we have had a week of rainy, cloudy weather, which was wonderful! The parched countryside soaked in about 4" of beautiful rain this week. I took a few minutes this morning to take some photos of the hillside behind our house. The small creek is usually dry, but this morning there was water gurgurling down it. Most of the trees on the hillside are various kinds of oaks, and when they lose their leaves, the moss really stands out.

But my very favorite tree is the Pacific Madrone, an evergreen tree with a beautiful smooth reddish bark. This time of year the contrast of the reddish bark, silvery moss and leaves is beautiful.

Okay, enough rain already....where's that sunshine!


Kath said...

OK, we all know that's me :D But if we had such beauty after the rain, maybe I woulnd't be so envious! All we get in England is MUD :D I love the mossy branches, they look very fairy-tale. Lovely!

Janie Taylor said...

DAnna..... rejoice in the rain..... think how green everything will be now? But I do understand ...once upon a time ...Stephen and I gave away our Pavarotti tickets because it was raining! Rain in LA is like a blizzard in NY....are you ready for Christmas? The fat man's coming!