Following a four year drought here in northern California, we are having rain again. As predicted, the El Nino weather pattern has arrived.
There are landslides, and trees down, flooding too. So far I have been lucky.
We are constantly warned, this isn’t enough after four years…and I do not doubt it. For so long we have been using our boiled egg water for a second and third purpose, taking military showers, sharing flushes. Gardens and lawns have been choked to death. Leaders don’t want us to squander this valuable resource, get lazy or crazy.
What a wonderful thing it is to see fresh blades of grass again. It’s so strange that I do a double take. Mushrooms popping up, like an old friend who’s been away.
One of my favorite old movies is “Singin’ in the Rain” which I have been humming a lot lately. My favorite scene of the movie (hint, it’s not what you think): Click here.
The rain really is a glorious feeling, makes me laugh.
Photo credit: Athena Alexander