Wednesday night rain began to fall.
It’s still falling as I type this.
Deep moisture from the Gulf of Mexico is being pulled northward by a “deep southerly moisture feed.”
I know what “deep southerly moisture feed” means.
It sounds ominous – and familiar.
Here’s the latest from the National Weather Service concerning our city:
A DEEP SOUTHERLY FLOW OF TROPICAL MOISTURE COMBINED WITH AN UNUSUALLY STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL BRING SEVERAL MORE ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. * ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU REGION WITH ONE TO THREE INCHES ELSEWHERE. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL OVER THE 5-DAY PERIOD FROM WEDNESDAY JULY 3RD THROUGH SUNDAY JULY 7TH MAY REACH 4 TO 10 INCHES IN SOME LOCATIONS.
I can’t recall the last time it’s rained so much and for so long.
We went weeks with only a pop up shower or two…hardly enough to settle the dust. Birds had stopped singing. Flowers were wilting. The garden was languishing.
And, now – WOW! It’s amazing the difference several days of (and several inches of) good soaking rain makes.
When Daughter left for work this morning at 6:45, birds were twittering and singing like it was Spring!
Flowers have lifted their heads, the garden has grown, seedling Zinnas have grown 3 inches….
Hose pipe watering is sufficient to keep the garden and flowers alive – and that’s about all it does.
God rains abundance and everything thrives.