Yesterday it rained here, in sunny Santa Barbara. The first rain of the season and a good one, over one inch. I’m celebrating. Last time we saw any rain was May 17th, almost five months ago. What a joy to step outside and feel the moisture on my face.
A couple days ago it was just dust and now look: a puddle! After the long summer drought puddles are exciting, believe me.
And moss, that’s exciting too. It was just this wiry, scratchy, dark mass attached to the rocks. A little bit of rain and it wakes up, bright green, vibrant and soft.
Of course the sun will be back soon enough, this weekend is expected to be warm. It could be another month or two until the next rain. We’ll see. Right now I am celebrating: it rained yesterday, the rain is back!