Saturday, February 8, 2014

Some Rain

What the weather people were calling an atmospheric river, they've now dubbed a "fetch" 

Not to complain or anything, but this rainstorm we've been expecting is proving to be a bit of a disappointment.  The weather reports had me looking forward to a weekend of pounding sheets of water cascading down from laden clouds.  I'm an optimist.  Instead, last night and today we had sedate rainfall.  Much appreciated, but at this rate it will take several years for the pond to fill.  In case anyone's listening, the frogs and I simply don't have that kind of time.  Soon it will be summer.  It will be HOT.  We need a pond.

The picture above is how the pond looked on Friday evening.  Earlier in the week it had been bone dry.  The last rain fully saturated the ground so that it finally was able to form puddles instead of soaking in.

And here is how it looked this morning -- more pondish, to be sure.  One aspect of not having any water in the pond is that there haven't been any reflections from it.  It shouldn't be surprising (but it is) to realize that the glint of light on water gives an area much greater beauty.  I've missed it.

Even as I'm wishing for more rain, I'm very grateful to have even this small amount of water in the pond.  I was afraid that we might head into summer with it completely dry and that was dismal to contemplate.

We might get more rain yet.  It can start any time.   It takes a lot of raining to fill a two-acre pond.

When it does, I'll be ready for it.

Yes, I know.  I'm a dork.


  1. Delighted to hear it! Makes me want to pull on my blue boots and splash happily in some more puddles. :)