Thursday, July 23, 2015
Lightning, Thunder and Rain, Rain, Rain
NOT this year. It started in January or February and has rained off and on. Highly unusual. Highly.
By this time of the year we usually have maybe,6 or 8 inches. NOT this year. At present, after last
night's storm of all storms, at my house it is close to 25 inches!
About two or three weeks ago, I began to hear the waterfall coming down the canyon wall from the dam above in the Botanical Garden. The presa (reservoir) has been full to overflowing already. Highly unusual.
This does not usually happen until mid September or so.
In one storm last week, it went on for hours. Last night it was close to two hours of continual lightning and thunder. It did not end until around midnight. The thunder had started at about 3:30PM yesterday afternoon! Highly unusual.
Locals are beginning to complain. An avid tennis player said yesterday that he had only played once or twice since April. Golfers are complaining as well. However, I'm hoping that the farmers are happy.
The corn crops are outstanding. So are all the other things grown in this area for export. The wildflowers are higher then the top of my Pathfinder! Add to that the birds and butterflies are soaring and flitting and loving the cool fresh air and the flowers that are blooming profusely.