January in Sono ma County is the prelude to spring! We have had about 30 inches of rain so far this season without losing power or getting out the chainsaw. The rain has come in increments....frequent increments...so there has been no drama. All the creeks and seasonal drainages are gurgling nicely and the hills are green with what promises to be quite the crop of grass. The wild currants are blooming, the wild iris is blooming, and the mustard grass will soon turn the vineyards ablaze in yellow. This is a quiet time of year with few tourists. The coastline and hiking areas are very quiet and the scenery is spectacular! The boys and I took a hike up through Pomo camp around Red Hillat the end of Willow Creek road and were treated with great views and perfect weather. Ask me about that hike it you are interested. So let's take a look at any events that may be happening as well as outdoor activites you may enjoy, remembering as always that the best things in life aren't things.