Salinas valley, February

Salinas valley, February, originally uploaded by A.p.K.

“February in Salinas is likely to be damp and cold and full of miseries. The heaviest rains fall then, and if the river is going to rise, it rises then.” – John Steinbeck, from ‘East of Eden’

So far though, this February seems to be off to a warm and breezy start. So much like a true stretch of springtime in fact, that the crocus have already emerged, and the tulips are not far behind. For those of you in snowbound regions, I’ll fill this coming week with some lovely visions of spring.