Our first rain in seven months began to fall softly this morning while we were at the farmers’ market. And no one seemed to notice. Not even the twin babies dressed in their matching tiger sleepers. There were no umbrellas, no raincoats – everyone just went about their normal routine of browsing the fruits, vegetables, flowers and artisanal food. Even though it was almost 40 degrees colder today than last week, Northern Californians just take the freaky weather in stride. But I do worry about the vineyards. The harvest is behind schedule due to the cool summer and the rain is early. Not a good combination. It could have a negative impact on the grapes not yet ready to pick and this year's red wines.
I can’t influence the weather, so I took the opportunity to practice using my new waterproof camera in the rain. What do you think?