2022—Raindrops on Roses

Raindrops on roses. What a welcome sight. There weren’t many drops on my Betty Boop rose yesterday morning after a night that dropped but a few hundredths of an inch of rain but but we’ve had such a dearth of rain so far this year that it was good to see any drops at all. We went three months, normally our wettest three months, with almost no measurable rain so a few storms in April have brought us almost two inches in my area of Northern California. The first three months of 2022 were the driest since record keeping began during the Gold Rush. Not a good sign for our dire water situation. But at least I can enjoy and appreciate the sight of raindrops on my roses, however brief it may be.