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Waiting On the Rain

After this drought,         and looking at this forecast         I am waiting        waiting        waiting on the on the RAIN.      It’s like crawling those 500 yards        crawling those the last 500 yards         to…

Because… after this drought… after this long long drought……. what I need is…

A month back there was a fake rainstorm here at the top of the Great Central Valley. It promised all day and then, at the cusp of evening, raindrops on wind began to stream. I stood on m terrace and felt the first very light touch of the drops on my face and I said to the wind and the rain, “Come on… come ON!” But that rain just snickered and wandered away. Maybe this will be the return.

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  • tim October 21, 2021, 10:54 AM

    There’s only one reign…err… rain song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpLe-qUUGIE

  • gwbnyc October 21, 2021, 4:54 PM

    ace film.

  • Richard G. October 22, 2021, 9:18 AM

    Around these parts we call it a two inch rain when you have 2″ between the dust dimples.
    A Mormon rain is just a lot of wind and dust, no rain.

  • PA Cat October 22, 2021, 10:43 AM

    I saw on the news last night that rain had finally started to fall in CA, and I thought of Gerard . . . but wouldn’t ya know it, the Governator of the failed state has to take any relief or joy out of the weather report: “But as the rain was beginning to fall on Tuesday night, Gov. Gavin Newsom did a curious thing: He issued a statewide drought emergency and gave regulators permission to enact mandatory statewide water restrictions if they choose. Newsom’s order might seem jarring, especially as forecasters predict up to 7 inches (18 centimeters) of rain could fall on parts of the Northern California mountains and Central Valley this week. But experts say it makes sense if you think of drought as something caused not by the weather, but by climate change.”


    Climate change, what can’t it do? It’s a bigger weapon than COVID for scaring the citizenry and increasing the power of “our betters.”