I was on the road to Oakland before 8.00 in the morning. The snowflake in my car came on at 39 degrees, and a uniform level of frost covered the ground. I watered the gooseberry and correopsis before I left. Water should help the new plants weather the cold temperatures.
My route back was through the Delta by Twin Cities Road. There was a brief bit of blossom trail beside the levee road. I was charmed to see a white egret in one of the still dormant fields.