Winter in Yosemite (finally?)

It’s been a long drought period for California and other parts of the West.  But so far this month (December 2014), we’ve had above normal rainfall with a likelihood of even more rain and snow to come.  Hopefully, this winter will finally break the back of this drought.

I’ve been going through some older photos and ran across a series of Yosemite in winter from 2009 that better depict what a winter should look like. We haven’t seen these scenes in a few years; we’re hoping for something like this or better this year. Continue reading


Central Coast Chinook

first bird Well, winter is finally here again and everyone in California is praying for more snow and rain than we have had in the previous 3 or 4 years.  Mother Nature is cooperating by dumping lots of rain in the Central Valley and Foothills, and the much needed white stuff in the higher altitudes.  We have many acres of fire-scarred terrain to worry about with mudslides, erosion, and flooding, but we so welcome the storms that are making their way into the state.  Continue reading