It is amazing to see the amount of potential energy stored up in the California dirt, every year once we get out first solid wave of rain things start to explode. Millions of acres of dry brown grass and dirt spring to life in waves of green.
The plants hold the dirt in place for the rain to come. Growing up where perma green was the norm, and the soil drained, (Florida) I am still not quite used to the mud.
Some places here will drain and dry within a day or two. But there are spots like this that will stay mud pits for the next 4 months. The catch is that this particular mud pit shaves miles off of my cross town errands, once again I am glad for the fenders, also know as mud guards in some parts of the world.