It has been pouring down rain all day. Mother Nature seems to have forgotten that it is winter. All that beautiful snow is melting. It seems as though there is a lack of snow in the mountains of California. I know winter has just started, but this could be both a blessing and a curse. Hikers need water to drink, and communities need water to live. So as much as a light snow year would be better for me, I hope for the sake of those who live in beautiful California, Mother Nature remembers to drop some flakes.