Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

Wet in Los Angeles

I’m in Los Angeles this week–in fact, a day longer than planned thanks to some large early winter storms. Downtown received several inches of rain on Monday. On Wednesday, as I wrapped up my Mono Lake visits at the City Council and Department of Water and Power, it was raining again–a lot!

Rainfalls at City Hall
Rain falls at City Hall

The snow level had fallen well into the local mountains and by Wednesday afternoon I found my path–all paths–home blocked by snow. Highway 14 was closed, as were Interstates 5 and 15. There wasn’t much else to do but spend an extra night and wait for the roads to clear. I’m used to that happening at Mono Lake in the winter, but it’s a new experience for LA!