Or maybe it is the happy dance. Our rain gauge held 0.9 inches (23 mm) of water this morning! Add that to the 0.5 inches in late September and those two storms resulted in roughly 50% of the total rainfall of the whole water year (counted July 1-June 30) prior to that.
I feel like such a geek for blogging about small amounts of rain comparable to mere fog in other parts of the world. But, I noticed that Grandma Ann of Sitting Knitting and BAM of Breathing Treatment also blogged about the rainfall and gave their rain gauge readings. Don't miss the photos of the sunrise before the rain at Sitting Knitting. Actually, don't miss any of the photography over there.
(Aside: Mark and I were discussing the geekiness of owning a rain gauge. I said that most of our friends have them, too. He said that our friends are our friends for a reason, but they are not typical. So show of hands. Do you have a rain gauge? Leave a comment.)
Mark and I mucked around in the yard today. We neglected it so during my last health setback. I had to trim back half our lemon tree due to an aphid infestation. We also trimmed quite a bit off the (healthy) bay laurel tree and the rosemary bush. I put the trimmings out by the sidewalk with a sign saying, "FREE Rosemary and Bay Leaves (but leave the basket here)". One lady actually took some Rosemary. I went into the kitchen to get a plastic bag for her.
Maybe I will even knit tonight. My sister just bought another spinning wheel. She swears that she NEEDS them all, for different types of fibers. Yeah, that's right. I NEED all the stuff in my stash because they have different uses, too.