It rained on Saturday, less than a quarter inch (.635 cm). That was it. Sunny days on the horizon as far as the eyes can see, and they can see pretty far through our relentlessly clear skies. Our governor is trying to decide whether to formally declare a drought. But as with everything else, that decision is fraught with political ramifications. Our rainless reality is no measure for the nuance of language and politics.
We did appreciate even this slight precipitation. It probably did not reduce the fire risks or replenish any aquifer, but it's better than no rain at all. The trees were glistening Sunday morning with beautiful reflective drops of rain on their leaves and needles. There was even a bit of iridescence in the few clouds that remained after the rains.
|This photo was taken just two minutes after the top pic.|
Such a beautiful phenomenon, the trees casting their shadows on the mist of evaporation. Even a little bit of rain produces some pretty fine moments.