It was an incredible day in the Salinas Valley today. Imagine sitting in a bowl surrounded by hills. On one side are velveteen, moss-colored high pastures and the other side are dark, violet shadows of high mountain forests. Rain clouds are building columns of light and shadow and create a breathtaking dome overhead! Tiny cupped lettuce seedlings and unfurling grape leaves are phosphorescent green dots under murky storm clouds. All is a dramatic contrast of light and dark. New life pulsates beyond the reach of reason and the ability to describe.