last evening, the skies favored us at 7420 with another 0.3 inches of rain. as i went tp bed the radar indicated new development to the south moving in this direction. i got up to answer my bladder's call around 4:30. i could hear the sound of sprinkles hitting the lens of the tube light.
there's no better sleeping than with the sound of rain on the roof. being the son of a dry land cotton farmer, the first thing i did this morning was check the gauge. another 0.5 inch!
throughout the morning the rain has continued to fall, the gauge is inching its' way toward 1.0 since i emptied it last. almost 2 inches total in these last days.
glorious! but not anywhere near to drought busting. a report in the news indicates it would take 18-30 inches over the next 6 months to break it. doubtful, at best. but with the generosity of tlaloc and with a little help from el nino, maybe we can put a dent in the mean old drought anyway.
it continues to rain. gentle, soaking, life giving.