Saturday, April 18, 2009

Rain, rain, and more rain

Three full days of it.

It's starting to look like we're going to get our 12" annual rainfall in one dose!

We never have floods in these parts: the ground just soaks it up almost as fast as it comes down. And there's a new color on the plains now. Green. The country is greening up at a remarkable rate. The mulies, who are grazers and not browsers like whitetails, seem pretty happy with the new growth and since I have a lot of it on my place I am still on their Good Guy list.

It would be nice if we could get a few more (perhaps shorter) spates of good, soaking rain in the weeks to come. But if the pattern of the past holds, we will have a long, long dry spell to look forward to.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I guess you just have to take it all in once big lump these days. We had rain constantly for a week and it got tedious, but it got us over the hump on our drought as well. I would imagine you are as glad to see green coming back to the plains as I am to see it here in the mountains. A little color to brighten the day.