There’s a big storm system heading our way, due to hit this afternoon, with 60 mph winds predicted for Friday and Saturday. All the weather people seem agreed on this one. We surely need the rain. Just now I walked out to the cliffs to look out at the ocean (San Francisco is about 15 miles across the water from us), and the first big drops were falling, the high winds and deep rainclouds still out at sea. Exciting!
Two days ago I rode my bike about three miles and hiked two miles searching for mushrooms. I found just a few chantrelles and a nice bunch of young blewits. The ground was pretty dry. Bring on the rain! I love getting out in the woods. It’s an antidote to spending so much time at a computer. Reconnecting with the natural world.