I respond to southern California summers the way many people in cold climates respond to winter – with dread and loathing. Hallelujah, we have finally made it through summer. It’s in the 70’s all this week, and we even got two days of rain last week. We’ve been warned to prepare for the Godzilla of El Niño rains this winter. I confess to feeling a bit worried. Southern Californians become excited and/or alarmed by even a tiny bit of rain. But on the bright side – my yard looks likes it has made it through this summer’s drought.