Sunday, July 15, 2012
Please sir, I'd like some more
I had just unloaded groceries and was fixing some bacon sandwiches for Mom and I when I glanced out the window and saw it was getting dark.
Suddenly, it started to POUR. I pretty much dropped everything and Mom and I ran out to the sunroom to watch the rain. It came down in buckets! There must have been an inch of rain on the driveway that couldn't get out of its own way.
What a WONDERFUL sound on the sunroom roof. The rain came down in thick silver sheets and between the drumming on the roof and the gurgling in the gutters it was almost too loud to converse.
Then, within 10 minutes, it was over and done with**. I ran out to check the rain barrels (this shouldn't surprise ANY one - I have my priorities, y'know!) and found that the garage drums gained total about 45 gallons as did the shed barrels. YAY. 90 gallons in 10 minutes!
Well, that was fun. Back to the kitchen where the sandwiches were cold - but who cared. We got 1/2" of rain. Sure it came down really hard and most of it just rolled off the bone dry ground, but the temps fell and the air didn't smell like DUST anymore. Ahhhhh.
Thanks, Ma Nature. Now --- do it again! Pleeeeeeeze.
**Within less than 45 minutes, it was as if it had never happened. No puddles, everything was dry again and dust began to settle back on the leaves. *pant*
(PS - ridiculously encouraged by the brief shower, I've planted anew in the veg bed - CLICK HERE)