Those creeks and rivers that are always a joy to see north of San Francisco, California are either nonexistent or puddles now. Fields are brown. The trees, however, still look pretty good unlike what we are seeing in the Bakersfield, California area. Anyway, if things were green, we might have missed the artwork done by Oleg Lobykin and others north of Santa Rosa, California. One thing that is really depressing is the thought that if the Russian River Brewing Company is getting water locally, there might be a decrease in the amount of beer available. Drink it while you can!