Today a pretty good rain storm is hitting the California coast – up to 3 inches in some areas, with potential mudslides where land has been laid bare by wildfires. I had hoped to get out before the rain, to take a look at the nearby open space, and possibly take some photos. Other activities have distracted me, so I thought it was high time to get out. The thing is, that it was raining pretty hard by the time I was ready – 7:30 a.m. – and it is going to be like this for the rest of the day. So, instead of getting too far from the safety of the front door, I decided to look at what was around the house and on the patio. I got a bit wet, and so did the camera, but we both dried off rather nicely.