Figueroa Mountain (elevation 4534ft.) looks down an across the Santa Ynez Valley wine country(elevation 5-800ft.). Every few years, when the conditions are just right, Figueroa Mountain receives a few inches of snow and provides an amazing visual landscape. However, this glorious occasion is fleeting because of the 287 days of sunshine that it receives. Often the snow falls at night when the temperature drops and by late morning it has all melted. This image was taken in February 2019.