Sunday, January 13, 2013

Clean, Crisp, Green (182)

Walking the ‘hood in recent days, I have been struck by how the rains of the last weeks have cleaned dusty surfaces, created crisp edges, and greened our landscapes.

We go for a very long stretch with no rain, which means that wind-born particles accumulate, vegetative debris sits rather than dissolves, and unirrigated spaces (of which there are many) turn brown or beige.

But if there is enough rain--as there has been this year--all that is changed, at least for a while.

Moreover, the “Great Leaf Fall” season has pretty much ended, people have cleaned up their yards, and DWR has swept our streets.

So, we have an at least brief interlude in which our ‘hood is clean, crisp, and green.