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California's Seasonal Transformation

In a decent rain year – unlike last year! – the seasons overlap in California. On a day like today it is a little bit of winter, spring, summer, and fall all rolled together.

I did a short midday hike at Calero Park this afternoon, climbing up onto a ridge that I frequently visit. For the first time in nearly two years, I had to avoid the muddy spots on the trail and step across small, seasonal trickles. New grasses and other plants are coming up, turning the hills green, and some trees are starting to bud. The temperature was around 70 degrees.


February 10, 2008 - Posted by | Commentary


  1. Was up on Diablo this afternoon and was suprised to see green everywhere.
    Not much in the way of flowers yet (a little bit around 1500 ft) but things are definately starting to bud.

    Comment by fedak | February 10, 2008

  2. Yeah, with a week or two of this weather, we’ll see thing green up in no time. I’ve only seen a very few flowers so far, but the plants are really starting to come up.


    Comment by Dan Mitchell | February 10, 2008

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