Spring has arrived in the Occidental area which translates to fields of yellow mustard flowers, fuzzy willows, wild iris blooms, green hillsides and rain showers replacing rain storms. It was a dry winter so while the creeks are running, the water levels are low. This has the locals grumbling but guests to the area won't know the difference! As the vaccines roll out things are getting back to normal. Occidental has good and functional outdoor dining options and things are getting busier for sure. The wineries are open for business in a social distancing sort of way but I suspect by summer we will be normalized. Maybe not mosh pit normalized, but functionally normal hopefully including outdoor concerts. So get out there and see what there is to see or stay put and gobble up data to your hearts content!