As many of you have heard, California is entering its third year of sub-seasonal precipitation. Where is the rain and snow? Governor Jerry Brown officially declared us in a state of drought about a month ago, and local water agencies have called on citizens to cut back water use. Our reservoirs have hit record lows, and our snowpack is only 20% of normal this year.
However, we've had some much-needed dousings this past month, and it's been "puddle wonderful" (to quote poet e.e. cummings). We were on our way to the theater a couple of weeks ago, but I could not resist getting a few rainy evening photos, as the lights from K Street reflected in the watery sheen.
The rain and snow returned this past weekend and I made a quick trip up to Squaw Valley to ski my way practically blind down the hill. Not much of a day for photos, but the juniper spire really caught my eye, and the colorful ski jackets on chairlifts are always an easy mark. Enjoy!