I'm talking about the rain. The cold front that had pushed through was bringing rain! And I wondered - what about here? Would we get any?
Well, last night around 11:30 p.m. I was awakened by a burst of wind rattling the door. My heart started racing. This was it! But would it just be wind? Or would it bring rain, too? So many times before my hopes had been dashed. Rain had gone around us. Wind would arrive, thunder, even lightening. But no rain would accompany all the noise.
But this time, I saw it. Little drops starting to fall. Blown about by the wind. But still falling to the earth. How much would fall? I started seeing more and more little drops. Heard the thunder. Yes, it was going to rain! Now all I needed to do was wait. Faster and faster the drops fell, until it became a true rain. A true rain!
|Look! Rain on the roses - not just sprinkler water!|
I had dusted out the rain gauges yesterday in anticipation. There was nothing to do now but go back to sleep and let the storm wash over us.
|A little closer look - isn't it wonderful?|
How much rain did we get? Over an inch of rain! 1.1" to be exact. Wahoo! I looked back. There had been a sprinkle in August, and a sprinkle in May, but the last time we got over an inch of rain at one time (or even in one month total) was April 25.
I did a little happy dance. Not to be confused with the rain dances I have been doing all summer long!