google maps car doesnt go by except april and summer, but we know hikers take lots of pics and if sutter butte is a mountain you can maybe find "field shots" different times a year. i google image searched "flickr sutter butte january" and just grabbed one quick photo...but maybe that's a path you can take to determine time of year. or ask the guy on tiktok?
Yes, that looks like January in the hills or in a non-agricultural area. The winter rains have the grasses sprouting and everything is turning green and the oak has a few leaves left on it. Even in a drought year, it gets green in winter. We always joke that winter to spring is the time to sell around here as everything is green. Sometime between April and June that will all turn brown, or "golden" if you in the real estate business.
Most of what is seen in the clip is in the agricultural parts of the Sacramento Valley, so not natural like the above picture. Walnuts and Almonds along with rice are the big cash crops. There's also peaches and other fruit trees along with row crops like peppers and lots of tomatoes, none of which would be green in January.
Note also here that the non-agricultural base of the Sutter Buttes looks brown in this shot, not green:
I can look out my back yard towards Williams and the Sutter Buttes right now. It looks like an inland sea or a lake with all the rain we got. It just seems to me that the areas in the clip that would be green in January, like the base of the mountains are brown and the orchards and crops that would not be very green in January all look pretty green.
I already spend too much time Metabunking, now I may have to drive out to the Williams Soaring Center to see what the surrounding fields look like right now. Guess I can grab a Muffaletta sandwich at Granzellas