Wandered around the Irvington/Alameda neighborhood again on Saturday and captured some subtle indications that spring will eventually arrive, and, of course, the inevitable dried grasses and dead annuals. Forecasts for this week are for steady rain again, but no chance for snow on the valley floor. I've hoped and hoped for the opportunity to shoot some great winter scenes, but doesn't seem to be possible this year. Is February the month of impatience? Everything seems to be taking forever!