Monday, October 26, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - Rain at last!

It's Wednesday once again, one of my favorite days of the week. Not only are we half way through the workweek, it's also time for Outdoor Wednesday so graciously hosted every week by Susan at http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/. Be sure to stop by and see everyone's beautiful pictures of the great outdoors!

Remember my post awhile back on the effects of our horrible drought? This is what the San Gabriel River looked like in Mid August of this year, just 2 short months ago...

Our weather pattern has finally changed, and we've received substantial rainfall over the past month. We are still well below normal, but things are starting to look up.


It's amazing to me how fast the grass greened up, and the trees look so grateful! I swear they are standing taller again!

Now hop on over to Susan's and see what everyone else is sharing.

29 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

We've had such a long, long dry spell too. In fact an historical drought here where I live, all the rainfall we've had is welcomed...these two photos really show a remarkable recovery....



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Kammy said...

That weather man..... glad you have water again !
Kammy

luna miranda said...

beautiful!

Our really empty nest said...

It always amazes me how quickly the grass greens up after a bit of rain! It is so forgiving! Glad things are looking up in your neck of the woods. Thanks for stopping by, I am going to check out that song by Mr Ellington, sounds fun. I am also glad you like Santa Baby, so many people think it odd that i like that song, but it is fun! Also glad I am not the only Christmas music lover!! Thanks again, Sue

Deb said...

I'm glad the rain helped yall out...but we've had enough up here...everything is so soggy...

Bonnie said...

Wow, is that amazing. What a transformation!

inspiredcomblogulations said...

Unless you have experienced drought even pictures don't relay the emotional desire for rain you experience on a daily basis. Then, God just turns on the spiket and wallah...refreshing comes. Sometimes our spiritual life is the same way isn't it.
Lee
Glad the refreshing has come.

Amy said...

I'm glad you're out of that drought. So much prettier now!

Marla said...

The difference in the river is amazing. Living in Oregon I guess I just take the rain for granted, and I shouldn't.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Thank goodness! I couldn't believe those other pictures you showed us before. This is a GREAT relief. We've had rain for a few days, and we needed it because things were getting pretty dry. We've had a dry fall which is unusual for Florida.

XO,

Sheila

Icy BC said...

What a difference when the rain falls..Beautiful reflection in the second photo!

Mary said...

I'm glad you got the rain you sorely needed. Your second photo is stunning. That reflection is just beautiful. I hope you are having a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a transformation! It always amazes me how fast everything turns green again. I am glad you finally received rain.

~ Tracy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Kathy, I'm glad your area got the rain it needed.it is such an amazing difference!

LV said...

Your last picture is breathtaking. It is amazing how fast nature can change things. Very well done. Happy you stopped by for a visit today.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Isn't it amazing how the earth rebounds once it is watered. We have had more than our share of rain all summer.

Sherri said...

Glad to see you're getting some water! THings were looking pretty dry! Happy Outdoor Wednesday! Sherri@lavenderfields

SILVIA said...

hi Kathy, you got some beautiful pictures here..
thank you for coming by and wishing my daughter a happy b-day, she had a great day,thank you!you are one sweet lady..

xx.Silvia..be back later..

She Was Old Fashioned said...

Hi Kathy, we had one rain that was substantial as well and our grasses have greened up around here too, but in CA we water our lawns or the neighbors get mad at ya. But I notice in certain places of the US, they don't water their lawns, certain places in CA too. But the landscape around the ranches is nice and green as well as the mountainsides looks so pretty now and the lakes are nice and full great for fishing. Have a great evening.
Thanks for posting in my ODW!
http://www.she-was-old-fashioned.com/2009/10/out-door-wednesday-camino-california.html

Ebie said...

Simp0ly amazing! I even love the reflections!

Jeanne Selep said...

What a difference! I'm glad you got rain.

Sue said...

Kathy, Gee- can't believe you've been so dry... Glad you finally got rain. Amazing how things can green up so fast. And to think I complain about rain here in OH! As soon as some of my trees turn, the rain begins, and all those lovely colors are gone.
I grew up in NM where we had all four seasons and when it rained it was gentle- no storms. And when it was done raining, the sun came out and the day was beautiful. Oh how I miss that weather...
Thanks for visiting- it's always fun to meet new friends...
Sue

DesignTies said...

Wow!! The river has REALLY changed with the rain!! Hard to believe it went from practically non-existent to being a proper river again!!

I should have sent some of our rain to you -- this was one of the wettest summers I can remember.

Good to see the trees looking happy again :-)

Kelly

Bill said...

I'm so glad you posted these ... it must be a great relief to finally have some relief from the drought! We've had far more rain than usual here in West Tennessee over the past few months. I'd have been more than happy to have shared. Since it doesn't work that way, I'll just say ...

Happy Halloween! ;)

Bill

Lori said...

What a difference a little rain can do! I love the blue sky!

Lori E said...

I am always surprised at what comes back to life when the rains come.
Renewal at its best.

xinex said...

I am glad you are getting rain now, Kath. It has been raining everyday here. I never thought it rained this much in the fall, feels more like spring to me..Christine

xinex said...

I am glad you are getting rain now, Kath. It has been raining everyday here. I never thought it rained this much in the fall, feels more like spring to me..Christine

Carly said...

The reflection in the last picture is amazing!