Mid-afternoon thunderstorm rolls in, ruining my plans to take a nap. Outside, there's the sound of raindrops soaking the hardscape. Like the brick edging around one of my garden basins... And the front walk. It's getting the rain-hammer! Uh-oh! More thunder outside. Here comes the rain -- again.
So much for trash-talking the clouds. One of them took umbrage and thundered at me. That cloud invited its friends over for a party, and rain it did! Half an inch in less than an hour. After checking the rain gauge total, I trained my camera on the side-yard garden. Chiltepin pepper plants with prickly [...]
Our monsoon season was off to such a promising start. Then it took a one-month holiday. Here in drought-stricken Tucson, we were beginning to wonder what we said that so greatly offended the summer rains. And then they came back. Sunny skies haven't stopped the storms. Here's the closeup view from my studio window... There's [...]
This past Tuesday, we had one inch of rain in less than an hour. What does such a big downpour look like? Well, it looks like this in my rain gauge... Now, let's tour the earthworks that were installed during my Watershed Management Group workshops. East side of front yard... West side of front yard... [...]
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