The First Rains of Fall...

Here in the California foothills town of Nevada City, we have survived another year of climate change. Dry conditions have contributed to some of the most devastating wildfires in our state’s history.

Today, the first drops of rain fell from a series of storms that promise to ease our minds and quench some of the still burning fires in our region. To celebrate I decided to go down to the river and capture the drops of gold as they fell from the sky. The rain also represents the tears of the many lost in the fires, their loved ones, and the rest of us collectively as we grieve these losses of life and property.