The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36608 Message #1228912
Posted By: Rapparee
19-Jul-04 - 09:32 AM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
80s to 90s. Yesterday we had OVER TWO (2) INCHES OF RAIN in less than a hour! Flash flood warnings then, and today from 3 to 9 pm. This is the second weekend with a delugic downpour. Not that we don't need the rain, but I'd rather it came in a gentle soaker over several days.
They say that there is a moist front and a drier front colliding over us.
Wildflowers. They're spectacular! Pale yellows, azure blue lupines, deep yellows, firey Indian paintbrush, purplish fireweed, all against the silver-green sage. Sometimes a magpie will flash black and white among them, or a red-winged blackbird will flit along. Even a golden or bald eagle or a kestrel can sometimes be seen. The best time to see them is probably mid-June. (And for a real treat, see Craters of the Moon National Monument in flowertime. All that dwarf buckwheat and such against the lava and basalt -- fabulous!) Maybe I'll see if I can have some pictures posted.