Monday December 13, 2021 Guerneville CA.
Another rainy day today.
Don’t need to just sit at home
I was thinking I needed to get my butt in gear and go for a ride up in the hills in the rain. I used to do this all the time but as one gets older it’s easier to just sit at home in the nice warm house,…………But.
The rain experience
If you are not careful older age can take a lot of fun out of ones life. It’s easier to make excuses and stay home until the rain stops but going out in the rain is an experience that can only be experienced by going out in the rain when the water is flowing off the hills, something one can only see if one goes out in the rain.
Where’s my rain gear
So, I found my heavy rain coat but I couldn’t find my rain pants and I looked for about a half hour for them. I decided to just go without them as if I got real wet I could come home and get warm, but at the last moment I found an old pair of ski pants that would work for rain pants, mostly. They are only partly water proof but they should keep me warm even if I got wet.
I got all suited up and took off on the quad runner in a light rain as it let up a bit.
Even though it wasn’t now raining hard the run off from the earlier rain was still running off.
Muddy so went for a walk
Had to detour
Tree down on the detour
Rains picking up
This is the Pool Ridge Road where I was checking to make sure the water was running off the road instead of down the road and washing it out. This shows the water running down and off the road which is as it should be. If the water runs off the road in many places it does a lot less damage than if it all collects and then it can do a lot more damage.
Down through the redwoods
As it turned out I didn’t get that wet. The snow pants leaked some but I was still warm enough to enjoy the ride so all was good. And the rain was picking up some more as I entered my yard as the next segment of this storm comes in.
Back home I changed out of the rain gear and it was nap time.
Barb in comments wanted to know if Doris’s legs were indicative of the color of her eggs. Maybe as that’s the color of that breeds legs. She is an Americano or something like that.