Getting AHEAD on our rainfall is a BIG DEAL!
Things are looking UP!
(giant, ancient Olmec Head in Mexico)
RADAR from last night. Somehow it reminds me of the shape of Western Europe.
Ah! I propose a toast using my rain gauge. 2.5" of rain in one day.
The pond project is on hold, but it filled up without my help. It's too muddy to do the edge.
We still are technically in a drought even though I can't walk through my backyard due to standing water.
It will take a day to sink in and add to the groundwater.
My garden is in the tan zone, but our farm is still in the red zone.
Many parts of Texas still need rain, but at least it's not ALL RED like most of last year.
I'm thankful to see white areas again like Dallas and Fort Worth.
No water ~ No garden!
While out in the muck, I noticed a pretty set of hackberry leaves framed in a green arch by walking iris.
Some of our oaks and other trees keep their leaves all winter, then lose them just before Spring.
Now, let's do the numbers.
LAST 6 MONTHS OF RAINFALL (HOUSTON, TEXAS)
February (so far) 6.09"
Drought months 2011
July 2.98" (:-)
February 2011~ 0.69"
Another way to look at how bad it all was; we just got the same amount of rain in ONE DAY(today) as we got in 6 MONTHS last year (if you skip July)!