Most of you know California is getting drenched, and much of the rest of the US is getting heavy snow. I ventured out today to check a spot I painted three years ago Christmas morning, along Coyote Creek, to see what it looked like. You can read more about when I painted it December 25, 2013, on my weblog here. The creek was low, but flowing nicely, and looked like this–
Here is the plein air painting I did that day–
A year later it was bone dry (This photo was taken just a few miles upstream November 1, 2014)
Today it looked like this…
You can still see some of the fall color I painted in the upper left, and the trees on the right are in about 3-4 feet of water.
More rain is on the way, so hopefully I can check out some of the other creeks which were dry just a year ago!