Towering Gulf-of-Mexico-Style cumulous clouds are popping over the Santa Lucia Mountains from the ocean. Santa Barbara is supposed to get wet. Wouldn’t that be something if we did, too?
It’s a tough time of the year for the grape growers, as they are in full veraison (the grapes are turning color and the sugars are increasing). These are perfect conditions for the Grey mold or Botrytis, often called the Noble Rot. This is not something a grape grower wants right before harvest.