I rarely dare wish for rain...except for it to fall on friends in distant states where it is always dry.
Over the past twenty odd years a local pattern has emerged wherein all too frequently it begins to rain sometime in late spring or early summer, and just never stops until the whole region is under flood watches and warnings for weeks on end. Crop work is impossible.
It is dangerous to wish for that. However it has been abnormally dry for several weeks. Wild fires have started all over the area, many of them caused by people who feel they are above the law and the burn bans, and things had kinda stopped growing.
We were watering garden every day, not a cheap deal with the amount we pay for our water. I finally began kind of carefully hoping for just a gentle overnight rain to get things growing.
Last night we got it and you should see the green we woke up to!
It is like a pirate's treasure box out there, with gold from the Gold Finches, rubies from the Cardinals, and miles of emerald in every field and roadside. No Oz glasses needed.
Alas, we are predicted to get some of the less welcome sort of rain this afternoon, with violent thunderstorms and heavy rains predicted.
Last night was nice though.