Buckets Full of Rain

Holy Moly!   We had incredible storms this week.   On Wednesday our bucket had over an inch of rain after the storm.   I emptied it and put it back out Thursday night.   By yesterday evening, we had another 4.5 inches.   Wet chickens, wet donkeys, wet dogs, and today everything starts drying out a little after a few more light showers.   The winds were crazy but we were well prepared and only one tiny branch blew down from our redwood tree.   The power stayed on until someone crashed into a pole nearby and we lost power for a few hours yesterday morning.   PG&E crews don't like lines swaying across a main road, so they were on site within minutes.   

I have several short videos but they're on my phone and I have to download them into a format I can put on my blog.   They include some awesome waves at Morro Bay.   We had waves over 20 feet that were continuous.   The ocean was what you would call angry, although beautiful, and the coast was full of watchers throughout the day yesterday.   Avila Pier and Pismo Pier both suffered damage and were closed.   I don't think I'd like to walk out on a pier in that weather anyway.   

I took 400 photos yesterday and have only gone through a couple.   This will take a while because I really like so many of them.

The north side of the rock....


And the south side, against the jetty...


Our hills are already greener than they were a week ago.   Everyone is so excited about this rain and the prospect of a little relief.   It's not anywhere close to being a drought buster so the major concerns don't go away.   It's just so nice to see that Mother Nature still has something to offer us.   And we thank her.


Comments

That sounds like some wild and wooly weather you had. We have snow on the way, no telling how much this tine around!
Tabor said…
Looking forward to your photos as you are such a good photographer.
Michelle said…
Glad to hear that my California friends finally received some wet weather. Here's hoping some more comes your way.
TexWisGirl said…
i'm so glad you got some much-needed rain and no real damage, so far!
Lin said…
I wish you could order that rain in smaller batches so it was more evenly spaced out. Ugh. Well...at least you got some badly needed rain!
I'm so glad you guys are getting some rain at last. We're sodden at the moment but who knows how long that will last!! Wish things would green up some here. I'm tired of dreary brown colors. One of these days, though, it'll look like somebody spray dyed the place cause it'll turn green overnight. Take care.
Willow said…
Beautiful photos Denise .
Glad you will be getting some rain relief.
Lynne said…
Happy for the rains for you . . lots of it . . . and that you are seeing the green in the distance. Such gorgeous photos!
I know so many like you are grateful for this little respite from the drought--I hope there will be more to come that will help even more!

I'll look forward to seeing more of your photos!

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