It is impossible for me to imagine what the “Dirty Thirties” were like. Years without rain. Your previously prosperous land turned into a desert. Waiting and praying for rain to come before you lost everything. It has been the driest summer on record here. But today it is windy and raining and I am so glad. I shall not get too confident because one day of rain does not mean the end of our drought. It has been very dry, especially considering we live in a rain forest. With no snow pack at all last year on the nearest mountain, something that has never happened in my lifetime, it is disconcerting. In our home we already conserve water. We have a bucket in our kitchen sink and the run off is used to water the garden. We don’t flush the toilet unless we need to. We also have rain barrels. (We have filled 2 today.) For our baths and showers we are frugal. And of course, we never water our lawn. But at any rate, I will live in the moment and enjoy this amazing day. Sorry for all the clanging in the background on the video. I do love, love, love wind chimes. My mother said that she would visit me through the wind chimes so I have a lot of them.
That silly little video took a ridiculous amount of time to get onto this post. I had tried uploading it through WordPress because I did it in the past but now it is apparently part of the Premium plan, the same plan that gets rid of those damn ads at the bottom of my posts. Anyway, I ended up having to go through You Tube. I really need to learn to better manage my time!
PS – I have named most of the trees in my yard. Don’t judge me!