The view from my office window this morning. Rain, rain, come again. California needs more rain. California needs a lot of things. But not too much rain, or we’ll start flooding.

Rain and mist on the mountains always reminds me of Susan Cooper’s The Grey King. That’s a great book, if you haven’t read it. Part of a series of modern Arthurian fantasy. She creates a powerful sense of place in that book, the mountains of Wales, almost permanently enshrouded in mists and storms, the tops often hidden and giving one the odd sensation that there are new and higher mountains behind the storm clouds, unseen on sunny days and only manifest in dark weather.

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