This being a La Niña year, I was worried that our heavy autumn rainstorms would mean no winter rain. For the past several weeks we’ve had very little rain, but this most recent storm laid it on pretty heavy. It seems we’ve had more rain this year than in the last ten or so. The creeks around us roar loudly, a sound that we missed for a long time.
When we moved here thirty years ago, the first few winters each brought several feet of rain. Now it’s several inches. Let’s hope it doesn’t go back to several feet again; it was difficult keeping the roads drivable back then.