This unexpected storm has continued to gently shower me with rain all day today. I didn't expect to collect much water since it was such a light rain but when I checked the tanks tonight they had collected 500 gallons! Woohoo!
I have plenty of water now and I didn't have to haul it from somewhere else or pay to have it delivered.
They are even predicting that the monsoons this summer will be earlier and wetter than normal. I believe the official start date for the monsoons is July 15th so that is 8 weeks away. Now I have 1,200 gallons of water and I only use around 50 gallons a week. That means I can give my trees lots of water over the next 8 weeks and not worry about not having enough for doing laundry.
When I was checking my water tanks I saw my first Desert Willow blooms from my baby tree.
The flowers can be pink to dark purple. I was hoping for dark purple but these are pretty too.
You must have gotten the rain we we supposed to. It has finally stopped raining. This has been a really wet Spring so far.
Nice looking flowers too!
Rain is a nice break from 100+ temps. You are probably tired of the rain by now. Summer is right around the corner!
I love the Summer.
Now it's clear.
You got our rain delivered. Someone must have really bungled delivery logistics. We had a droughty spring so far, practically no rain for 8 weeks.
We used to say, "Rain in May is worth gold." Truer than ever.
A bit of good luck, always welcome. Bet the little trees are releived!
Beautiful bloom. The desert gatden is coming along.
KoBold, I think Arizonans should adopt that saying too! Rain in May is great! It broke the wettest day in May record since 1920.
Hi Lizzie, the trees love it. I expect them to quadruple in size now. I want my mesquite tree to give me some shade!
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