The numbers are so welcome to a drought stricken state. San Francisco has already had the 7th highest rainfall in January, on record. One of our local lakes has risen to 80% of capacity. At least 40% of the state is out of drought. Mother Nature has apparently decided we've had enough drought years for now.
Of course with heavy rains and freaky winds comes some chaos and destruction, and these storms have left plenty of that in their wakes. Countless trees down, mudslides, flooding, major road closures. And yet people are celebrating the rain because who isn't tired of hearing about lack thereof?
We drove over to the coast on Saturday and it was HOLY COW impressive. There were 25-30 foot waves which are hard to describe through photos because you have to feel them and hear them to fully understand the awesomeness.
Tons and tons of debris, mostly wood, was piled on the beaches.
People are sorting through and taking driftwood from these piles. I haven't seen any sea glass yet but I shall return in search of my own treasures. It's a little too wet but when the sand dries out a little, the pebbles rise. It's rare for me to find any glass larger than a thumbnail but I like them just the same. I also like the pretty pebbles and often add a few of those to my small collection. There is a sea glass show in Cayucos every year. I've never gone but I'm thinking this year I should. I may have to spend a little to find a good size piece, and of course I'd rather pick one myself from the sand, but it would be nice to have at least one.
I hope you're having a nice week. Can you believe January is nearing the end?