Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Blogger didn't hate me so much, I wouldn't be late with my posts!
Winter is more or less over, which means aside from yesterday, our rains are likely to stop for six months. I'll miss them. During the rainy season in California, we have running water everywhere!
Now the few pools that remain are filled with tadpoles and water birds. Unfortunately, they'll dry up quickly - when your soil is volcanic clay, evaporation is an issue, so those froggies better grow fast!
Yesterday Jake and I took advantage of the downpour to hike at our favorite park all alone. We saw a gray fox, three deer, countless squirrels, one sleepy owl and a pair of pileated woodpeckers (who resemble prehistoric dinosaurs). The animals come out in bad weather, which is why I'm there too.