Journal archives for August 2016

August 05, 2016

A bit of rain

After recently meeping about the lack of rain, we had a bit here at home yesterday and again today. Not much; 0.03" yesterday and 0.04" today. Enough to keep the dust down for a few days. Yet highlighting the spotty nature of summer rains in central Arizona, a headline in today's Arizona Republic celebrated that the "Valley escapes second drenching." Not much rain here, but there has been significant rainfall in the area. August shows some promise for life returning to something resembling normal. This morning I visited the Jewel of the Creek, which received about an inch of rain three days ago. It still shows many signs of the hot, dry summer, but there is promise in the moist soil and freshening leaves.

Posted on August 05, 2016 02:23 AM by stevejones stevejones | 4 comments | Leave a comment