Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, your popular host, Mani the purebred border collie, here today to tell you just how soaking wet we are here. You may remember me from such posts as “Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain”, among so many, many others.
Here I am in a characteristic pose.
You can see that it’s not hot, dry, or windy here. It rained last night, and the night before last, too. Rained a lot. What a huge relief.
The guy I live with said that a lot of plants probably still won’t flower, because it’s been so dry, but he’s okay with that.
That green star is broken. The guy I live with tried to fix it, but maybe it needs some serious repairing. His wife put it there, years ago.
The water in the canal was “weirdly red”; the color of the soil around here.
The water in the creek was browner. A lot of mud from different-colored soil, I guess.
That little diagonal patch of white in the upper center is the big rabbitbrush in our back yard.
The guy I live with said that when he and his wife moved here, almost forty years ago, there was always water in the creek, with fish and crawdads and frogs, but the creek has been dry all this century, except when it rains a lot.
The guy I live with took a picture of the patio last night, when it was just raining a little.
As I’ve said before, we usually get quite a bit of rain at this time of year, and so this is more like it.
I’ll leave you with a picture of me. on my way home, when it wasn’t raining.
Until next time, then.
That came as a great relief, I imagine!
Very much so. The guy I live with said more rain is forecast for next week, so maybe, just maybe, things are back to “normal”.
HURRAH fore rain Mani!
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It was really nice. Though I had to go home, on one of my walks, when it thundered.
PHOOEY on THE Thunder Mani!!!
It rained catss an dogss an ellyfantss today! EEKKK!!!!
It sometimes rains here without thundering. Almost never in summer, though. The guy I live with said that in the summer of 2014, Chess’s last summer, he estimated 275 thunderstorms passed over or by this little neighborhood.
Last year and the year before, hardly any at all.
Wet patio looks . . . spooky.
I watered everything that needs non automated irrigation today! I am impressed by how quickly the situation got dry so soon after all that torrential rain stopped.
That can happen here, too. Rain or snow, and then a lot of wind, and everything dries out.
It is likely more pronounced in your region, at a higher elevation and farther from the ocean.
That must be it.
That rain was completely ‘FURBULOUS’ and oh-so needed, Mani. I was seeing my Dad in Southern Colorado earlier this week and they broke a 133 year old record for precipitation in a 24 hour period. Talk about heaven!
The guy I live with said Pueblo got kind of a huge amount of rain. He went to the plant sale yesterday and people from Pueblo were talking about it.
It was very nice, and hopefully we’ll get more next week. And after that, too. Especially this coming autumn.
Trust me, it was pretty amazing. They might even have decent sunflowers this summer.
Hopefully more this coming week. The guy I live with says we might have thunder, but I have my forts to hide in.
YIKESS!!! 275 Funderstormss! Mee REELLY happy you due not have those anymore….
1 or 2 are OKay….well sorta rite Mani?
The guy I live with said 2018-19 was an El Nino year, and we had two hailstorms here. But lately there’s been almost nothing. There was thunder when it rained, the other day, but not much.
Wee had sim El Nino heer two Mani….
Guess what? Today it iss rainin again! And not even 40 F deegreess out….iss weerd!!!! At leest not alot of Funder…mee not like it eether! 😉
It was pretty nice today. They said it might rain, but it didn’t. The guy I live with said they’re probably going to predict rain every afternoon (that used to be common, here; not a lot of rain though) and nothing will happen.
As a youngster I lived in a rainy climate hence my decision to move to a drier prairie one later on. However, now I find myself searching the weather and the sky for any sign of clouds and showers. We are already very hot and dry with grass fires popping up all over. Relish your rain Mani but remember to wipe your feet before coming into the house.
The guy I live with used to like hot and dry, but not any more. A “normal” summer, with rain from time to time, would be best.