Mushroom season never seemed to end out here. Everything in and around the house seems to be covered in spores, molds and fungus (or mud). We need a good few weeks without rain to get back to normal.
PS: You really need to think about upgrading to a DSLR. You have a lot of subject matter to work with out there that is begging for a nice camera!
Michael, the neat thing about California weather is that it rarely ever rains during the summer. A mile or two inland from the coast you can expect day after day of sunshine. I thought it would be different in Northern California but that has been the trend. I guess Northern California tends to get more rain than the south during the rainy season, but other than that, it seems about the same.