I had gone outside, a bit earlier, to take the kitchen trash to the big black trash bin, outside. It was warm and unusually humid, and I noticed that there were some dark clouds moving in.
It was blue skies with puffy white clouds on one side:
|To the North
But the clouds were moving in from the south:
|To the South-West
The cloud cover is due to some weather activity over the Pacific Ocean, according to the weather report, which said to expect some scattered light showers.
|Clouds to the South
While I was taking pictures of the clouds, I noticed that there was another spike of flowers on another branch of the yucca plant:
|Another Flower Spike on the Yucca
A few minutes later, I heard the sound of rain and ran outside to document it!
|Rain Drops on the Paved Walkway Taken at 1:44 p.m.
This is a picture of the back garden while it was raining! Do you see the rain?
|Garden in the Rain
The rain lasted less than 5 minutes! I took another picture of the paved area 5 minutes after I took the picture of the rain drops. It had all dried up:
|Paved Area Photographed at 1:49 p.m.
But the soil still showed where the rain fell - see those dark spots? I think we must have received about 50 drops of rain! LOL. Bright sunshine, now, although there's still a bit of cloud cover. The weather forecasters are still saying to expect scattered light showers, tomorrow. Well, this particular shower was definitely light!
|Dark, Wet Spots Where the Rain Fell
We are going to need a lot more rain that what we received this afternoon to erase the effects of the drought.
Have you had any rain, lately?