Last night we celebrated the long awaited rain by taking a lot of pictures.
But this year we have had to deal with the effect of extreme heat followed by flooding on our landscape. A couple weeks ago, a "Tree Stress" alert was issued. We were encouraged to deep water all our trees to survive the excessive heat. Dan was shocked by how much water we used.
That was followed by a "Flash Flood" warning. And down it came with a fury!
One thing I learned was that I could have held off on deep watering my native trees. I also learned that every drop of water is precious!
Luckily Dan had already installed a small cistern to harvest the water from our generous neighbor's roof. Thanks, Dave! .
Now we're ready and looking forward to more rain!