|Tuesday morning view from my back garden looking out past the harbor's boundary|
|My neighbor's trees are quickly shedding their leaves. The Ginkgos left a pretty pool of yellow leaves at their base.|
Tuesday was sunny, or at least partially so. The periodic showers on Monday increased our total rain for the current "water year" (which extends from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022) to 4.11 inches, a mere one one-hundredth of an inch below the last year's total of 4.12 inches.
The current forecast predicts more rain starting in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and running through Thursday afternoon. That will almost certainly push us over last year's total, which would appear to be a good start on this year's rainy season. However, the extended forecast for the rest of the rainy season in Southern California doesn't sound particularly promising. We can only hope the forecasters are wrong.
In the meantime, I used the sunny day to sow additional flower seeds and start my cleanup of the back slope, which is a full-fledged mess. My plan is to pull out some of the shrubs down there to make room for more succulents. I'll approach that in the new year, using cuttings from elsewhere in my garden where possible.
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