We are almost 34 inches behind in rain for the last 22 month period. We're getting pretty desperate. Pearl took things into her own hands on September 5th. She figured the sky or God or whoever is in charge of rain might need a reminder.
Today it rained real rain. Not just the 20 second downburst we have gotten once or twice this summer. It rained, gently, for most of the day. There are snails all over my pool deck. My chickens can't work fast enough digging up the bugs that are nearer the surface. There is standing water. The ground is still wet, 4 hours after the last raindrop fell. It was amazing. It was glorious.
It was good.