To a thirsty land.
We welcomed the rain this week. It wasn’t much, but every bit helps.
The Atascadero Lake was especially hard hit during the drought. Take a look at the difference between July 2012 and November, 2013. This third of an inch of rain won’t go very far in filling it up, but it’s a step in the right direction.
After the rain stopped, I went out with my camera to chase the clouds. In the process I noticed the vines in the Croad Vineyard, across my back fence, were still dressed in their autumn best. Many of the vineyards are already turning brown, but some, like this one, still show some red.
This afternoon I took advantage of the clear skies to take some books back to the library. All that wind and rain this week pretty well stripped the ornamental pear trees, but they made a colorful carpet on the lawn.
It’s finally feeling like autumn, and as I write this at 2 AM on Saturday morning, it may be sliding into the thirties outside. The weather forecast said it might. It may be a cold morning at the Templeton Farmers Market.