Things We Usually Don't See
Gardeners outside of Southern California may be mystified by the amount of attention we here give to 10 inches (25 cm) of rainfall in less than a month. In some places that amount is considered drought. How do I make it clear how rare and wonderful such an event is? It's like...a brilliantly sunny 80F (26 C) Christmas...in London. Or a luau at the South Pole. Or a tornado in Switzerland.
What's so amazing about it? Let me count the ways.
It means the outdoor furniture is actually clean.
There's moss growing on the DG:
Instead of shriveling, a piece of Fuchsia stuck in the ground has rooted:
Though not all of the roses look so good...
...some of them don't look so bad:
The cool-season veggies look (and taste) wonderful:
Strange and unusual fungi are sprouting:
The soil oozes water even a couple of days after the last shower:
Baby Quercus are sprouting everywhere:
And the koi have gotten fresh water straight from the sky:
It rained so much we see odd little things we rarely see. We see things that water brings.