Monday, October 3, 2011

When it rains, it pours...

...but only for a couple of minutes.

I can count on one hand the times we have seen rain since we moved here a year ago. We are in the midst of a terrible drought, that shows no signs of letting up any time soon. We are told, conditions are likely to continue through next summer.

A few times we have seen storms coming. Had thunder and lightning, but no rain.
Abigail gets really excited when we think it will rain. She will say, "We really need water, huh, Mama? The ducks water is almost all gone." It is true. The duck pond we frequented in the spring is almost completely dried up.

Anyway, it FINALLY rained last week. Abigail could hardly contain herself. It rained pretty hard for about five minutes. We all went outside and played in it and Abigail loved it. Maybe living her first two years in the PNW made her quite fond of the rain. Or maybe its just that absence makes the heart grow fonder. We all loved it. It wasn't enough, but we will take what we can get.

Like our grass? What can I say? In a rental house,
when the watering restrictions set in, we pretty much gave up all hope.

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