The rainy season has arrived in Northern California. And with it have come showers, cooler temperatures — it was 43 degrees on this morning’s walk — and a chance to wear sweaters, boots, and beautiful coats. Okay, raincoats, but still.
Yesterday evening, the widespread thundershowers meant that it was a perfect time to pack the bags and prepare for a photo trip. It was also the right night for reading a book — I am reading Mick Herron’s latest spy thriller. Did you know that Herron’s books are going to be the basis for a television series for the Apple TV platform? Gary Oldman will star in the series — a good enough reason for me to get excited.
By the way, if you have not read Herron, you might be missing out on some good old-fashioned spy thriller/procedural writing. John Le Carre fans will enjoy his books. Herron has written six novels and two novellas, with another one coming in January 2020. Start with Slow Horses — which is where it all starts. The paperback costs $9, and it is worth it.
As for San Francisco, they say it is going to keep raining today and for much of next week — which is not such a bad thing. We need rains to counter the dry conditions that have resulted in circumstances that make fires a constant risk for our fellow citizens. It also means more snow up in the mountains, and thus a chance to take photos closer to home.
For now, enjoy your holiday weekend, everyone.
November 27, 2019, San Francisco