We went on a tour of three local gardens a week ago and all of us were talking about how dry it was for May. I said I'd been hauling around watering cans to keep my new plants hydrated but I was about to drag out the hoses and get serious.
Rain was forecast and, indeed, we'd had a shower earlier that day. But for the last week, most storms have bypassed us or just dropped a drizzle or two. I woke up in the middle of the night Wednesday to the sound of a nice steady rain — that amounted to just under half an inch when I checked the gauge in the morning.
That's how it's been: almost daily showers but usually only about a quarter of an inch or so of rain. Turns out when I added up the ten amounts we'd received over the last eight days, it was a substantial total: 2.23 inches. Everything looks beautiful the morning after a shower and weeding in preparation for next week's tour of our garden is soooo much easier after rain.