It's been storming around for days, like a fitful colicky child. Here's the view from our Foster City window, when the late afternoon sun broke through the rainclouds for a mere five minutes today, resulting in the grandest rainbow I've seen in a while, a giant full arc stretching from somewhere in Berkeley to somewhere in Mountain View, with a shadow of a twin rainbow next to it. Nearly every person on the seventh floor got up from their desks to marvel at it.
Then, THE HAIL. On the ground. In California! I haven't felt that delicious crunch of ice under my feet, on the sidewalk, for a full six years probably, when I left the East Coast.