[gardeners] The first rain of the season.

Ron Hay (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 08 Nov 1999 09:52:08 -0800

Good morning, friends.

This morning Vivian and I were awakened at 3 a.m. by a very unfamiliar
sound: the sound of falling rain. This rain is the first that has fallen
in LA since mid-April. We don't expect much this season, because we
appear to have another La Nina condition, so every drop is welcome at
this point.

I can't wait for the sun to come out, so we can enjoy the dust washed
off the plants, so that they can shine in the sun. What a difference to
see all the dust washed off.

I know this may sound silly to those of you who live in non-desert
climates, but the beginning of the rainy season is often a cause of
rejoicing in these parts, representing a genuine change of seasons.

It was not a case for unalloyed joy, however, since our neighborhood was
plunged into darkness, doubtless by some poor wretch who does not know
how to drive in the rain, careening into a light pole:( Power was off
for 4 hours. I wonder how the driver fared. Hope he/she is ok.

Van Nuys, CA