Lake County Reports Chill and Crows in the Air

0-15% – Lake County – Color spotter Debra Sommerfield reports that a chill is in the air as the walnut trees are beginning to show the first signs of turning.  Growers anticipate harvesting the nuts in the next week. Meanwhile, on streets in and around Kelseyville and Lakeport, it’s fascinating to watch the occasional gathering of crows swoop on light breezes in and around orchards. Look closely to spot those with beaks firmly clenched on prized walnuts as they soar high, then dive while dropping their treasures to the pavement in an effort to crack the husk and dislodge the nut.  Lake County is two hours from the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento Valley, and coast.   More is found at