Friday, October 21, 2016
The 1.75 inches of rain that fell on me last weekend (I always take it personally), when paired with five days of ample sunshine with temperatures in the mid to high 70°s, have produced a distinct green haze of sprouting grasses and weed-seedlings all over Vinoland. Like magic, opportunistic, r-selection plants have taken full advantage of the combination of rain and sun and have begun the process of turning California's rolling, golden hills, and the vineyard floors of the Napa Valley, into velvety-verdant vistas. Then, a little time later, and after subsequent rain events, everywhere will have to be mowed. Cycles.