because the state has a desert climate.
That is then the News of the Day!
People in California do not know how to handle rain, so when it starts raining, traffic on the freeway comes to an almost dead stop. Very annoying for people who have lived elsewhere!!
Besides, so much oil has gathered on the surface of the road during the long dry periods that it's extremely slick and many accidents happen, also because cars here are known for tailgating.
In exploring my new neighborhood, I see that the rain has more impact. We are closer to the ocean, so it is consistently between 7-10 degrees cooler with more moisture in the air. The rain doesn't evaporate as quickly as at my old house, so it actually "feels" wet for a day!
All these wet leaves are are jumping out at me.
Californians are an impatient kind of people. At least in Southern California. After a few days of rain, everyone has had enough of the rain, and want the sun to come out.
And it always does:)
In Dry Country, you can imagine that a rainbow is a rare sight in this neck of the woods. I treasure the pic I could take, while on the road.