Monday, March 19, 2018
It began raining last night,
or maybe it was early this morning,
I don't know I was asleep!
I only know I woke to rain.
It is welcome this rain.
We had a dry winter,
hardly any snow,
with lots of dry grass etc around there have been multiple
Red Flag Warnings.
Especially on windy days.
Here in Missouri we have average annual precip of 36" +/-.
That's a yard.
Or for the lucky metric folks nearly a meter.
It often comes in huge thunderstorms,
the kind where rain drops bounce when they hit the ground,
gully washers my Gran called them.
The ground here is made of a few feet of topsoil
and under that CLAY.
The thing about clay is that once wet it stays wet
but in a heavy rain water can't penetrate the clay so it runs off
and doesn't do much good.
Today's rain is steady but not hard.
Just what we need.
Unless, it goes on for days!
Then I'll be complaining!
(To see just how rain changes things:
Take a look at the grass under Ryan's quilt in the header
and the grass around the major puddles in my yard.)