Saturday, December 18, 2010

It’s Raining. It’s Pouring.

The old man, Farmer MacGregor, is snoring.

DSC_2235_5451The rain started late Friday afternoon and hasn’t quit since.  In fact, it’s supposed to continue for a few more days.  The ground is saturated.  The image above shows the supersaturated dirt outside my front door and not a fountain.  I love it!  It’s so nice to have a long shower to wash everything off.

imageI’m in Bakersfield (BFL) in the center of it all.  Check out the snow in the Sierras!  Yahoo!  Do they measure snow in “feet” or “inches” in the east?  It’s feet in the west.  I’ve heard reports that this storm may bring 9 feet of snow to the Sierras.  Yee Haw.

This is a most excellent Christmas gift.

PS – If this is the result of me using regular old light bulbs and contributing to global warming then I’m prepared to keep the lights burning brightly.


Maureen said...

Isn't it wonderful....yay rain!!!

Lona said...

I had heard on the news about all the rain you are getting out west. I hope you are not near where they are afraid of the mudslides.
Sounds like you are enjoying the rain in your area though
Have a Wonderful Christmas.

Glennis said...

We're in the middle of it, too! It's rained steadily from Friday morning without ceasing, and it's still raining.

They say this is the little one - the big storm is Tuesday/Wednesday!



A submersible pump has been used to clear out any water near the house. My hopes of having a moat have been dashed by the energetic Farmer MacGregor.

Lisa Paul said...

People back East just can't understand how ecstatic we are about rain. But isn't it fantastic? Rain, rain more more. You'd have to go to parts of Africa to get the same reaction. In a semi-arid state, rain in winter is wonderful thing.

Bill Bird said...

1.15 inches of rain in Sacramento as of 4 PM yesterday alone -- and that's not counting the deluge that dropped at least another half inch later in the evening.

Sacramento averages nearly 20-inches of rain in a standard year. We're almost at the halfway point and it's not even January.

Yee-Haw indeed!