Thursday, January 19, 2012

Here in the central valley of California we don't get rain in the summer so the farmers have to either irrigate or use sprinklers. We've had virtually no rain this winter so the local farmers turned on the sprinklers the other morning. It was either for that or they did it because of the hard freeze we were expecting. Either way, the results were beautiful. This is what we woke up to down at the end of my street.





This may be no big deal for you all back in the mid-west and east coast, but to me it was just awesome. I've only seen this one other time in all the years I've lived here.

Thankfully, we're getting some rain out there tonight and have storms lined up for the next week. This is great news, especially for Reno, Nevada which has a huge fire threatening homes right now.

With the rains coming I think it will be the perfect time to stay indoors, drink hot cider, read some and get ready for quilt retreat which is coming up next month.

Take care....

3 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Beautiful photos...I remember when I lived in Florida and the orange growers with use the sprinklers if there was going to be a freeze...

In 2005 we had an ice storm here and it was beautiful the next morning. It was before I was blogging, but I did post a picture of it later. Here is a link, you need to scroll down to the third pictures on the post...

http://lavenderhillstudio.blogspot.com/2007/08/sunshine-came-softly-through-my-window.html

Hugs,
Penny

Thimbleanna said...

Sooo pretty! Are those almost trees? I hope the crop hasn't been hurt!!!

carol fun said...

In the 3 years I lived in Modesto this happened once. It was at Christmas time and of course I loved it. At the time I missed seeing snow. In fact we drove to Yosemite just to show our youngest son what snow was - he'd never seen it. I remember when we put him down on it, he thought it was shaved ice to eat!