I am revisiting my images from my March trip to Pinnacles National Park. This landscape scene is located not far from the park. It is in a portion of the state that I never visited prior to this trip. The hills were dabbled with some new green grass as it had rained a week or so before. I doubt that the green lasted, and I imagine the cattle in that area are eating imported feed.
I am saw more disturbing signs of the drought while I was in Yosemite last month. The snow pack was only evident on the high peaks, and at Tuolumne there was a near total absence of snow.
Where we live in the redwood forest, there is a stream just behind our property – it is as dry now as I have ever seen it be. Our weather has been ideal for this month. It is sunny every day, and the normal summer-time fog is flat out absent. I understand that the redwoods rely at least in part, on fog for their hydration. It seems that if this is related to climate change that we are acquiring the climate that the Monterey Bay area has/had. I suppose that I should just enjoy it, but I cannot escape the fact that my wells are drying up and that we may need to get by on extreme rationing – soon. I sure do hope that people in the rest of the west come to terms with the idea of conservation.