The best news at present is that we did get a little rain this week thanks to a storm out of Northern California. We were given a 20-30% chance of receiving up to 1/10th of an inch of rain but, in my area, we got a little over three times that much. My plants and I are happy, at least for the moment.
|Rain drops on Arthropodium cirratum|
|Even Agave 'Jaws' looks good washed clean by the rain|
The rainwater I've drained from my collection tanks has been replenished and I refilled my garden trugs twice before the latest storm moved on.
|This is literally a drop in the bucket but my 50, 160 and 265-gallon tanks are also full|
I'm grateful for the 475 gallons of water I've got stored but hauling it around my half-acre property is hard work so I hope El Niño does come through next month, dropping rain at a measured pace rather than all at once. Our rain totals in SoCal remain significantly below "normal."
|The year-to-date total reflects the rain received since the rainy season began on October 1st 2015|
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