Rain Glorious Rain

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Rain. Glorious Rain.

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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…

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And our parched Memorial Garden is a bit under water.

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But what a glorious sight it is.

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All the dogs got out despite the weather…

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and Rocky, Lisa, Zoe and Eleanor managed to get adopted by devoted families that made their way to us despite the downpour.

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The trees are practically bursting with joy.

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“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.

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So many have shared a prayer and a rain dance for our golden state. Thank you.

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Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.”

14 comments

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    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…
    )0(
    maryrose

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