Finally! After several weeks of unrelenting heat and very low humidity the summer monsoons have arrived! Yesterday and last evening we got rain. Not much. Just a trace. But, we got rain! Montrose, fifty miles straight south as the eagle flies got an inch of rain. Rio Blanco county to our north was under a flash flood watch. Remember just a little rain over a large area that all comes down to a few small creeks means a lot of water all at once running off. The best news is the weather bureau says there are at least ten more days of moisture headed our way.
The temperature dropped dramatically with the rain and the humidity jumped way up. The birds started singing and I swear I could hear the grass laughing. This morning when I woke up the clouds were building to the south and looked like they might produce but they went on by. Someone else will get their blessing today. Again this afternoon the clouds are gathering and moving in. Maybe we will get more rain.
We are headed to Parachute for the Botkin Family Reunion, that is Linda’s paternal grandmother’s family. Each year they gather at the home of Bert and Guy Botkin on Morrisanna Mesa. It is a fun gathering and there are lots of stories to be told. The reunion lasts Friday through Sunday morning. I will try to get pictures to share later.
All else is well here. No major problems, no minor problems, just a good life. Hope all is the same with you.