Sunday, October 16, 2016

Rejoicing in the First Rain of This Season

Rain Started On the Way to Ventura County

We left on October 15 on a business trip to Newbury Park in Ventura County. Yahoo told us to expect rain in Paso Robles, but not at our destination in Newbury Park. Sure enough, the rain started to fall about the time we got to Atascadero. You can see the raindrops on our windshield.

Rejoicing in the First Rain of This Season
Rain on My Windshield, © B. Radisavljevic 

We had lovely views of the sky all the way through the county. It rained off and on as we passed under the clouds. Below we are approaching San Luis Obispo. It rained all the way up the grade and through the city.

Rejoicing in the First Rain of This Season
Rain as We Approached San Luis Obsipo, © B. Radisavljevic 

We made a rest stop at Carl's Jr. in Santa Maria, and by then the rain was more a mist, though you could see it had rained harder before we got there.

Rejoicing in the First Rain of This Season
Rain in Santa Maria, © B. Radisavljevic 

Rain in Paso Robles


The day after we got home, on October 16, I could see that the predicted rain for Paso Robles would probably come. The clouds had that look, and the wind was giving fair warning.

Rejoicing in the First Rain of This Season
Rain Clouds about to Burst in Paso Robles, © B. Radisavljevic 


Finally the rain came hard enough so I could hear it.



As I write this on Sunday night, it appears the rain is over and we won't see more rain for a while. But at least my unirrigated plants got a drink, and maybe the county's thirst oaks got also got some relief.


Rain is a Part of Many Zazzle Gifts


Rejoice in the Rain!


It's a gift of God to everyone in drought-stricken California. Join me in giving thanks for it.

Rejoicing in the First Rain of This Season