Rain. Glorious Rain.
A Pacific storm – an atmospheric “river” we refer to as the “pineapple express” – dumped a more than generous amount of rain in Northern California setting a record in Sacramento for most rainfall in a 24 hour period. It helped our nearby Folsom lake to rise nearly 3 feet in a single weekend, and the Sierras above us were topped with more than four feet of snow. While we are all soggy and practically swimming in it – we are rejoicing.
Homeward Bound might well be renamed “On Golden Pond.” Our banks have overflown…
And our parched Memorial Garden is a bit under water.
But what a glorious sight it is.
All the dogs got out despite the weather…
and Rocky, Lisa, Zoe and Eleanor managed to get adopted by devoted families that made their way to us despite the downpour.
The trees are practically bursting with joy.
“Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.” ~ John Updike
These Pacific storms – which have been absent all winter – typically deliver about a third of our annual rainfall. While this one only puts a dent in our deficit, it is a welcome gift and a hopeful sign of good things to come.
So many have shared a prayer and a rain dance for our golden state. Thank you.
“Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.”
14 thoughts on “Rain Glorious Rain”
Gorgeous photographs and a happy day for the forever homes to be!
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful smile this evening…
Take Care…You Matter…
Thanks for your lovely note! 🙂
finally you so need It plus much more ..
So glad for the rain for you!
Rain is such a blessing, and even more so for drought stricken areas. The added blessing of pups going to their forever homes is a wonderful sight too!
How wonderful! Much needed rain and much needed forever homes for the pups. Good news all around.
Rain – gorgeous rain. So glad you got some. And, what to say about your happily ever after families except life is going to be good for those lucky pups.
Here in AZ whenever it rains I swear I hear the plants sigh in relief. 🙂
Monty and Harlow
As we continue to experience never-ending days with sub-zero temps as part of the equation, the glimpses of green are a welcome sight! At least the days are growing longer with more sunshine possible!
Great photos and hurray for the rain. We only got 1.8 inches in San Jose. I’m happy for the cleaner air and that wonderful smell. I hope we get a few more storms soon.
Fingers (and toes) crossed!
Thank you! Sadly, the storms are done for at least a week. Just cold, wind and dry weather. Sigh.
I’m in southern England. I think we have some of your rain over here. Please come and take it back!
We’re trying. Really. Mother Nature is being so unfair this year.