Saturday, November 24, 2018

Putting the "Cloud" back into our "Cloud Forest"

Redwoods only occur in natural foggy-summer areas. This last summer, like several before, has had virtually no fog. Part of our farm is natural second-growth redwood forest. Twenty or so years ago, when I moved here, it was a perpetual race: would the tomatoes ripen, or would the first Fall frost claim them?

Somehow I didn't notice when that period ended, but it was within the last ten years. This year I had a tomato ripen in July!

The beginning of the Fall rainy season brought rain, which I am certain every part of the farm greatly appreciates. More, it brought back the fog - just a layer a little thicker than the trees are tall, with the amazing visuals natural here:

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