pictured above is what is left of the system that rolled through little a-town around 5 in the a of m this morning. rain, driven by the gusting wind, pecked away at the window at the head of my bed, waking me-- again. that's a problem i can live with.
it was quite a surprise as the local weather gurus hadn't given much lip service to chances for rain during the night. hey, whatever-- when you're smack dab in the middle of the worst drought since the 1950's you take the rain when it comes (as if you have a choice in the matter).
checking the rain gauge this morning showed something over and inch of moisture fell overnight. or did i fail to empty the gauge yesterday morning? whatever, the sprinkler system is off until these chances for rain fade into yesterday's memory.
like i said, we'll take whatever the clouds are willing to give, today and every day.