I usually post colorful clouds, but I think these are pretty magnificent too.
And they brought us some much needed rain. Far from enough to get us out of this terrible drought, but I'm grateful for what we got.
You would be surprised to see all the green stuff that burst out of the dry earth after the rain You could practically watch the grass and weeds grow.
Water ~ you don't appreciate it or even think about it when you have it. But then, when it begins to disappear...
They do say the story of the West is water, the lack of it. It's decades since we had a drought so long the trees cracked and the grass turned yellow. But as you say, as soon as it rains, the greening just surges.ReplyDelete
I'm glad for your relief from drought even if slight.
There is beauty in this emptiness.ReplyDelete
...I suppose it's not as empty as it seems?
The Aussie part of me (and the part that lived in Africa and India) knows all too well the relief of rains... water is definitely more precious than gold! YAM xx
Hi Inger - excellent to see the dark clouds gathering ... which gave you a little rain - and isn't it amazing how the earth gives life to plants ... I do hope you get some more, as I know you need a lot more ... enjoy - cheers HilaryReplyDelete
Hope it takes a bite out of your drought. I have been in enough droughts that I never complain about rain.ReplyDelete
we sat and watched things grow and turn greeen last week. still in our drought also, but had 2 days of an inch each day.. even though we are still in drought, just that little bit of water changed everything overnight.ReplyDelete
Hurrah for the rain! Looks like these clouds are just full of it! They are very pretty in their own way.ReplyDelete
That happens up here in the mountains - coming up the 18 hwy is amazing in it's green beauty right now - soon it will turn brown again but the plus in all this is around May the Spanish Broom blooms again. I know it's an invasive plant but I love the smell and look of it driving up or down the mountain. So glad we all got rain out here in So Cal . It was needed badly in so many areas. I'm glad though that at our altitude we didn't get snow but higher up did. Big Bear got 5" . Going out today to the high desert to see what's blooming. Enjoyed your photos. Glad you can see the green sprouting.ReplyDelete
Rain is a powerful commodity in life!!! We need some desperately.ReplyDelete
the clouds are magnificent. How wonderful that you got rain!ReplyDelete
I too live in constant drought conditions. just the word Rain is music to me.ReplyDelete
we got a teaspoon the other night. mostly high winds. but oh! just hearing it for a little bit. it does wonders for my soul! and yes. it's incredible how the earth and growing things respond to even just a little. like having one's face washed when you're hot and tired. total renewal. xoxo
We live a few hours south of you. Your town is lovely and we enjoy taking rides out there. We have a well for our water and the water table is at 15 feet. Of course our pump sits deeper for good filtered water. I assumed you would have a well on such a large parcel. Do you have city water or a well? We've appreciated our well more in the last 10 years than all of the 46 years we've had it. Patty McDonaldReplyDelete