I’m walking on sunshine , wooah
I’m walking on sunshine, woooah
I’m walking on sunshine, woooah
and don’t it feel good!! 

-Katrina and the Waves 1985

 

The past few weeks have had these four seasons all rolled in to one.  One day, you need a quart of sunscreen, the next day a coat and umbrella. Now after studying the latest weather forecasts and models, it seems that a fall like weather system complete with northeasterly dry  and hot Foehn winds, will ramp up this weekend.  Wall to wall sunshine will be the motto for the next several days, so enjoy those lush green hillsides while you can, they will fade to brown quickly.

Here are the last couple of weeks of our ever changing weather and photographed by yours truly.

 

A thunderstorm (sans thunder) rolls across the Santa Rosa plain April 13, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

A valley oak in the Capay Valley, April 12, 2012 in Yolo County is lit by partly cloudy skies. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Approaching severe thunderstorm on Highway 16 near Winters, April 12, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

An American flag flies in the front yard of a Marine's home, April 12, 2012 in the Sacramento Valley. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat (2012)

 

Sonoma was turned in to Sonomawood during the film festival weekend, April 13, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat ) 2012

 

Little Leaguers run through warm-ups as a cold front approaches Santa Rosa, April 25, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

 

As the temperature soared to summer heights, the Graton Fire Protection District ended the Sebastopol Apple Blossom Parade by using a fire truck to cool off parade goers, Saturday April 21, 2012 in Sebastopol. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

 

By the end of the parade, temperatures hit the high 80's at Sebastopol Apple Blossom Parade, Saturday April 21, 2012 in Sebastopol. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

 

 

Dachshunds on parade during the Sebastopol Apple Blossom Parade Saturday April 21, 2012 in Sebastopol. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Ruby Froehlich-Baldwin placed third in the Petaluma Butter and Egg Days Cutest Little Chick, Saturday April 28, 2012 in Petaluma. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

The Felton Acres henhouse was a big hit during the Sebastopol Apple Blossom Parade Saturday April 21, 2012 in Sebastopol. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

Joe Dupre of Petaluma brought his favorite band hat to the Petaluma Butter and Egg Days Parade, Saturday April 28, 2012 in Petaluma. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2012

-Kent Porter