Rainy Day

Here’s a photo of something we’ve not seen a lot of in Northern California for a few years.  It’s one of the best Christmas gifts we’ve ever had.

Christmas Eve rain on our deck.

Christmas Eve rain on our deck.

We’ve been blessed with a rainy week and so far the rain total is near seasonal normal.  First time in about four years.  There is a hope for a wet winter here.

I did check the Drought Monitor web site and found that this recent rain has pushed the drought back from, “Exceptional” to merely “Extreme.”  If the rain keeps up we might end the year with just “severe” drought conditions.  It’s hard to think of still having drought with the rain, but with everything so dry the rains just soaks into the very dry landscape.

I want to thank all my followers and commenters who take their time to read my little bits written here.  May you all have a Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday session.

Peace to you and yours,
Andrew

 

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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35 Responses to Rainy Day

  1. Hi Andrew. Crazy weather! Thank you for liking my poem Returning! Best wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

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  2. dorannrule says:

    Hurrah for rain where you are Andrew! We get a lot here in VA but i still love to hear it, see it, feel it, and everything smells so fresh afterward…..

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  3. inesephoto says:

    Wishing you a wonderful New Year!
    Inese

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  4. And you sent it over the mountain to us for a white Christmas!

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  5. And (belatedly) good wishes to you, Andrew. Have a very special New Year!

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  6. artseafartsea says:

    We here in Southern California are still a long way from having enough rain. Glad that parts of California are getting a lot of the wet stuff. Looks like El Nino will be upon us soon and hopefully there will be lots of rain for all the State. Merry Christmas to you and yours, hope you had a happy holiday!

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  7. Paul J. Stam says:

    Glad to hear you’re getting a little rain. Hope it continues till you have all you need.
    Here we have had one of the wettest summer I can remember in 50 years and it looks like we are going to have a really “rainy season.’
    I want to thank you for letting me know you liked my post, “Mirror, Mirror” and for your constant encouragement by letting me know you like my stuff.
    Wishing you all the best in 2016!
    Thanks again very much and Aloha – pjs/

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  8. restlessjo says:

    I hope it continues for you 🙂 Over here a lot of people are wishing they’d put a canoe on their Christmas list. Not much balance in the world, is there? Very best wishes to you in 2016, Andrew, and thanks for your continuing support. 🙂

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  9. Glynis Jolly says:

    I live next door to you, Tennessee. Although the rain is preferred over ice, the amount we’ve had is horrendous. I don’t walk through the wet grass in my yard. I wade through it.

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  10. pommepal says:

    Raining here in Australia too. I agree one of the best gifts we can receive in our dry countries. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2016.

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  11. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and wonderful 2016 🙂

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  12. Merry Christmas. Enjoy the rain, we have received over 3″ in the last 2 days. But it is 65 and sunny at 0730 on Christmas morning….Labor Day weather.

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  13. Thank you Andrew. I’ve enjoyed the last year following your blog and all your woodworking projects.
    Merry Christmas and Have a Happy New Year

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  14. I’m pretty frustrated with this drought. While Arizona catches up to 70% of their rain water, California loses as much to the ocean. What’s with that?

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  15. jfwknifton says:

    It’s so strange! North west England is knee deep in floodwater, with more to come. And so many places in other countries are so short. Hope you get lots more rain!

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    • The weather folks are telling us there is a chance of above normal rainfall, which would be nice. If you can figure a way to send us that floodwater, we’d take it off your hands…

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  16. Merry Christmas Andrew to you and your family

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