Like many parts of the country, we’ve had some unusual weather this year. For March we’re at 6.47 inches of rainfall so far, twice the normal of 3.15 inches for the month (compare this to 5.02 inches for Seattle this month). Our rivers and reservoirs are full which is a good thing for farmers, though with a dramatic warming trend forecasted for next week, many are concerned about the snowmelt. Today (Sunday) we’re expecting to see some sun which will be a welcome change. I think I can speak for my fellow bike commuters in the area when I say we’re looking forward to drying out a bit.
One of our favorite ways to take a break from the busyness of everyday life is to simply head out the front door on our bikes for an uncharted day tour in our own backyard. We left early this morning, stopping along the way to look at the flowers that seem to be blooming everywhere and watch the ducks and geese frolicking in our local wetlands (they know it’s spring too). Of course we had to make a stop for coffee and pastries (every day tour requires at least one stop for coffee), and lunch may be in the works too. This note comes to you mid-tour, so we’ll have to wait and see what the rest of the day has in store for us… :-)
The other day, we were both riding around all grumpy with headaches, wondering if we were coming down with something, when we looked up and noticed the above. Apparently, spring is arriving early in California this year. I guess it’s time for us allergy sufferers to start the yearly ritual of pill popping.