Rain is one thing you don’t often see here in the desert. After all that’s why it’s a desert! Usually we get about five inches of rain a year; some years it’s a little more, some years a little less. In the last few years less has been the norm, so much so that our “Governator” has declared parts of the state of California to be in a drought. When it does rain here, it’s usually a very tranquil event that everyone really enjoys, mostly because it’s refreshing and somewhat of a novelty. After all, 350+ days of sunshine can get a bit monotonous!
Well last Sunday morning Mother Nature pulled a big surprise. The rain started at about 6:30 a.m. and dropped .86 of an inch of rain in less than an hour! In some areas it was quite a deluge, temporarily flooding streets. During the rain, we couldn’t even see the mountains which are only about three blocks from our home. The one great clap of thunder echoed down the canyons, causing our dog to emit a loud and startled bark. It rains here so seldom, that he has forgotten what it is and won’t venture out into it anymore. All in all, it began our Sunday morning on an exciting note.