Sunday, June 21, 2009

Rain Glorious Rain

After a very long dry spell, we finally got some rain, and you could hear the shoutin’ for miles!

In a community where rain is measured by tenths of an inch, (and sometimes by one hundredths) we were elated with two recent showers.

When my husband brought home this rain gauge,

I thought he’d lost his mind. It stands almost 3 feet tall! (The up-side is that I can read it from inside the house!) He must have been feeling pretty optimistic to buy it during a drought.

But, sure enough, the next day, the clouds opened up and poured out almost 3/4 of an inch.

And what a difference it makes…

The flower beds came to life:

And we even have tiny little apples on the trees!

Oh, I can taste that apple sauce already!

I hope you’re enjoying spring wherever you are…

And please -- if you have too much rain, send it our way. We can always use more; and the gauge will surely hold it!