Sunday, August 25, 2013

Desert Deluge

We had a rainstorm of near-Biblical proportions this afternoon.

The skies opened up and dumped 2 inches of rain in our area, in just over an hour.

The water level in our pool came up over 3/4" in a half hour, during the heaviest part of the deluge.

Our front landscaping includes a constructed wash, to quickly move water out of our enclosed courtyard. Normally the wash is just a decorative feature, but this afternoon it worked like a charm.

One of the neat things about rain in the desert, is how vibrant everything looks after a rainstorm.

Probably just due to the desert dust being washed off of everything.

Our Red Barrel Cactus looked especially colorful after its bath.

The rain eventually tapered off to a gentle sprinkle before finally moving off to the northeast. We were left with a gorgeous sunset.

There is a possibility of more rain tomorrow...

"Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain, I've a smile on my face.
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singin', singin' in the rain."
~ Singing in the Rain, lyrics by Arthur Freed

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