Yesterday morning was hot and dry just like every other morning but the weatherman kept tempting fate by saying that we had a 20% chance of rain in the forecast. Of course that has been said so many times before only to have the rain skim past us to the east or west and leaving us hot and dry with temperatures in the three digits.
With stage 2 water restrictions underway we are limited to watering our, fast deterioriating grass, once a week and yesterday was our day. Just like the last few weeks I grabbed my flashlight at 5:00 am and went out to set up our backyard sprinkler and then around to the front yard to make sure that our grass got it's weekly watering. Regardless of the weathermans words there was no way I was waiting around to see if he was right, I had been disappointed in the past too many times. The day went as usual, hot and DRY.
My husband got home from work and as our usual routine got underway I heard some strange noise. Was it thunder? We all just kept on with what we were doing, DH sitting down with his laptop, DD watching reruns of NCIS on tv and I continued to fix dinner. I decided to run outside and hand water around one of our trees that seems to be suffering the most from this dry weather, regardless of thunder I would not be interrupted by a little noise. Just as I finished shutting off the water and as I headed toward the back door I felt a couple of rain drops on the back of my neck and I thought, well that is our 20 percent I guess.
I had been indoors for no more than 10 minutes when the skies opened up and the rain began to fall. The rain lasted for about an hour which was absolutely fabulous after so many months of it being hot and extremely dry. We hope that this has at least slowed down the approaching stage 3 water restrictions that keep looming in the future. The rest of the week is predicted to be hot with little chance of rain but this blessing from above is so appreciated and we can only pray that the chance of rain will increase as the month goes on.
It was so exciting to see the rain that I just had to take my camera out and take some pictures.