Thursday, January 21, 2010

Welcome rain

Rain is big news here in Az.
We are getting as much rain this week as we got all of last year.
We only got 3.26 inches of rain in 2009.
A zone that gets under 10 inches of rainfall a year is considered a desert.
We have been well short of that in recent years.
PHOENIX - Sky Harbor Airport will end up with a five inch rainfall deficit for 2009. The total rain in the official bucket checks in at 3.26”, the 7th driest year on record for Phoenix. Our records go back to 1895.
So welcome rain.
We need this.
Our plants and wildlife need this.
It is a blessing.


  1. Enjoy the wild flowers, you know they're coming!

  2. we just had 3 inches of rain here
    this afternoon.
    a storm
    and now


    just quiet night


    isn't the world amazing!

  3. I love rain too. I'm a January girl, a winter girl, although now the cold tends to rub my knees in the wrong way. Enjoy the rain and someone mentioned wildflowers, I love wildflowers. I just threw some seeds out in back a couple of Sunday's ago. Take care and have a great Friday.

  4. I'm so glad for you, gemma... although we're getting a little *too* much rain here, it is always good to be reminded that it is a blessing to receive. :)

  5. Enjoy, Gemma. My favorite time of living in Tucson so many years ago was when the monsoon season came through.

  6. I love the photo..I have been missing the desert as of late. It is another place that is calling me. I want to go to Joshua came to me out of the blue. I a m happy for your rain, my sister.

  7. ps: I have not mailed out the spoons...yet

  8. Seems it is raining all over. Today we have clear sky's but last night hubby checked the rain gauge and we had received 2.5 inches in the last 24 hours.
    I mailed the spoons out Tuesday. Love Hugs and Blessings

  9. I think that it must be amazing to see the desert after rain! love rain!!! it is a sacred thing, don't you think? xo

  10. I am so glad you got the rain and not the tornadoes and floods that they were predicting. They were predicting a 10-20 inch snowstorm for us this weekend. What a joke - we got 41/2 of gentle snow on Friday, nothing since.

    Anyway, I hope you get out to the desert to see it bloom now.

  11. Beautiful picture! The moisture is always welcome here in the southwest. Lets pray for more moisture.