Wednesday, January 20, 2016

California - It's raining again!!!

It's been hard here in California with the drought we've been trying to deal with for so long. Lawns have dried up into hopeless, barren, brown entries into our homes all across the state. I really don't mean to complain, but it's hard to imagine how bad it's been if you live on the East Coast or in a lush environment.

Normally, sunshine is associated with happiness but sometimes maybe sunshine isn't always the answer. Sometimes a good soaking is what we all need. There's that old proverb:

All sunshine makes a desert

We have really been loving this rain... and snow in the Sierras

Like my Dad said, "Everything changes".

Lauren and Chris wallowing in all of the Sierra snow

Unbelievably, this is the little creek on our place by Lake Tulloch

Obviously we have to check out this miracle of nature! Never thought this would happen last year!

So we had to make a family photo of it! Dave was the photog :)


Lauren even found a natural spring on the ranch. It was so awesome that we kept stepping unexpectedly into puddles in the grass and our wet feet hardly mattered anymore.  We used to complain about the rain in years past. Turns out, it makes all the difference.


  1. Oh the things we take for granted! So happy for the rain and what it means to those of you on the West Coast. That creek is rushing, and the spring must have been such a nice discovery! We have been wishing for snow to accompany our cold temps, but instead, we got mostly always manage to make the best of it! Hope 2016 brings more relief from the drought.

    1. Hi Linda! We've seen Leah's and Kyle's instagrams of sledding with the kids - it must be at your place in Boone. It looks like a winter wonderland! And the kids looked like they were having the times of their lives. All the best to you and Ernie