Our winter season so far has seen a lot more rain than in recent years. Although it hasn't been enough to lift us out of the multi-year drought, it should be very good for desert wildflowers this spring. We are already seeing signs of new plant growth and even some flower buds.
We had a couple bands of rain come through this weekend, with another storm forecast for Monday. The nearby mountains are white with snow, which means our nights and early mornings are chilly.
Friends are "annuals" that need seasonal nurturing to bear blossoms. Family is a "perennial" that comes up year after year, enduring the droughts of absence and neglect. There's a place in the garden for both of them.