Farmer King's Rain Gauge
Farmer King's rain gauge was empty when I took this photo last fall. Our area had experienced a long summer drought and gardens were looking pretty sad.
This spring we have had a multitude of rain storms along with cool weather. Folks have been complaining about the rain and cold -- how soon they forget last summer. Our soil is drinking in the rain like a thirsty man on a desert. We needed it.
Yesterday was an unusual day. Mother Nature put on quite a performance here. We had intermittently -- wind, lots of hail, rain, thunder, lightning, and almost a peek of sun in between the roving storms. We have had rain off and on since Saturday and are expecting to have these conditions through this Friday.
Water is high in our creek beds. I could hear its rushing noise as I stood outside late last night -- it was hurrying downstream -- but that rush never seems to last long after a rain. It settles down to higher water than usual but little flooding in this area.
I look at it this way -- we are receiving a gift from Mother Nature.
Raindrops on my pine needles