After many months of no precipitation, we have finally welcomed our first significant rainmaker storms of the season! We usually don't have rain from about May through September. But this year is stretched out a bit longer. Our soil desperately needed the rain, and it got it. We've received about an inch and a half since Halloween, and it's wonderful! Other neighboring micro-climates in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area received more--up to 5 inches in the Santa Cruz mountains where the big redwoods grow.
I snuck out between downbursts and shot some photos of raindrops on roses (one of my favorite things--just like Maria Von Trapp). I am always struck by how beautiful raindrops on flower petals look.
And today my Auntie came to visit me for the day. As we toured the garden, we got caught in a downburst. It felt great! We managed to pick three nice pomegranates off what's left of this year's pomegranate crop for my Auntie to take with her. Picking pomegranates in the rain with my Auntie... I can't think of a better thing to do on a November afternoon.