And The Rains Came

 

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Our storm doors have been opened. Northern California began having incredible rain last week, that is continuing this week. The drought status in this corner of California is said to still be in good standing, but our streams, lakes, and reservoirs are filling nicely, removing a little of the dreary outlook for our water supplies.  With just a few days of good drenching rain, the hills have come alive, leaving their golden hue for a lovely green. I took this photo last Friday on the Altamont Pass, a major throughway between San Francisco’s East Bay and the Central Valley.

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About Angeline M

Love to travel, read, garden. I am a nurse case manager working in Disease Management. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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24 Responses to And The Rains Came

  1. Patti Kuche says:

    At last! Love those deep green rolling shadows Angeline!

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    • Angeline M says:

      Yes, Patti, at last we’ve had rain! And it’s continued to come. We’re finally having a bit of a break for the next week they say. Everything is just incredibly green. I think everyone is in awe of this color we haven’t seen around here in so long.

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  2. Gorgeous image, Angeline. Such good news about the plenteous rain at last. 🙂

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  3. I bet it feels good with some rain after a long period of drought. But I guess the amount might be somewhat overwhelming…

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    • Angeline M says:

      It’s definitely wonderful to see and feel the rain…but I don’t have to commute to work. I feel a bit sorry for the commuters. I can’t believe any of us are complaining, but so much all at once can be a bit much. We’ll all feel much better when water restrictions are removed. And I know the skiers in the Sierra are jubilant with the wonderful snow pack for skiing. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.

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  4. John says:

    Saves me the trip, E-God, to see Altamont looking good and greening. We’ve a helluva start and much to make up for. Merry Christmas 🙂

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  5. I felt the mood ….but I suppose you also need to be pleased that the water table is getting topped up. We all need rain….just wish it would also come at night and not spoil the days!

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  6. ChgoJohn says:

    I hope this is a sign of good things to come for your parched state, Angeline. Who knew a gray, menacing sky could be so beautiful? 🙂

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  7. I love it when the hills turn green. I thought they never would this year. Well captured.

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  8. Amy says:

    Beautiful rain! How wonderful to see the the lakes and streams are filling with water and hills come alive. I can just picture it here. SAT is doing better this year than the past two, three years. 🙂

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  9. bulldog says:

    This sounds like good news… we need that kind of news…

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  10. Laurin Lindsey says:

    I was just there visiting Berkeley, Stinson Beach and Sonoma over Thanksgiving and the weather was so beautiful. Here are my pictures from Point Reyes http://ravenscourtgardens.com/2014/12/08/a-clear-day-at-point-reyes-national-seashore/ The last day the first storm started rolling in as we left our friends home in Santa Rosa. And you have had some big storms ever since. Happy to hear the lakes and rivers are filling up. I am sure the flora and fauna are rejoicing!

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  11. A very accurate capture of the somber skies this past week. I am looking forward to an emerald green February next year.

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