I really don’t remember the last time the Laguna de Santa Rosa was this full.  Maybe it was late 2012?  In a space of three days, the Laguna went from famine to feast.  That is, from just a waterway, to small ocean.  The overflow has brought out kayakers to explore the environs and now invisible landmarks. The flooding of the Laguna seems to be a cleansing of it’s palate. When the water recedes, no doubt things will be a little different and very muddy. One problem that I forgot about were the ants.  Theses bugs don’t like water and cling to anything that floats to the shoreline.  Stand in the debris and you get covered with them.  Creepy.

The Peinkofer family of Marty, bottom and children Max, 10 and daughter Kate, 13, cruise the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Monday Feb, 10, 2014 in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

David Elliot commutes to his job in Sebastopol by way of a closed Sanford Road at the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Monday Feb. 10, 2014. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

A white crane takes flight as a kayaker nears at the Laguna de santa Rosa, Monday Feb. 10, 2014. (Kent Porter/ Press Dmocrat) 2014

A kayaker on the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Monday Feb. 10, 2014. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

-Kent Porter