Yes. Record warm temps every day (not hot, and actually wonderfully comfortable later in the day), and our ordinarily damp Jan conditions are
bone dry. The color in the local hills is stunning. Almost no green, and no tall dry grass either, so exquisitely subtle tans, greiges, and golds - all kinds of wonderful earthtones of the underlying sandstone soils becoming visible in midday light, if one knows where to look. And almost no wind. So I just had to get out last weekend and take a couple of 8x10 Ektar shots. And it looks like more of the same this coming weekend. But I'm sure the inevitable water rationing is going to make me switch to color printing sooner in the season than normal, because fiber-based black and white work uses a lot of wash water.