The last few days have been cool enough to make jackets and sweaters seem like a good idea. The rain has been warm enough to still feel like a California winter, but the higher hills have been dusted with a beautiful snow cover. I spend some time hiking around a new listing in the Alexander valley, and was surprised by the amount of snow I could see. Eric Drew is a great photographer and I assumed he would have some pictures of the snow. Instead, in a classic example of the way the world works, when he saw the perfect picture to take, he was without his best camera, and the memory card for his backup camera was in the office. He left me with a poetic vision that will serve until pixels arrive:

Sun on snow
Mt. St Helena
black and white wispy clouds

Update Some Sonoma snow now in photo