May 12, 2012
Last Sunday, the weather pundits were calling an end to the drought as the previous week had been cold and wet. We had the wood stove going most nights, it was so cold. However, although it was wet here at casa Bogie, we didn't get all that much precipitation. We got less than 1" of rain all week (yes, we saw more drizzle than anything) and when I stuck my finger into the mulch in the front flower gardens, it was moist only about 1/4-1/2 inch down.
Last week, we had a couple of nice days - nice enough to ride in. We also got a couple of rainy days - 1 inch one day, and another 3/4 inch another. When I stuck my finger into the mulch yesterday morning, it was moist quite a ways into the soil. I'm ready to call our own, personal drought over with.
More rain is expected next weeek. Our weather for May has been more like what it is usually like in March, including cooler temps. That is only fair since we had a week of May-ish type weather in March. Today was nice and sunny and warm (70's), if a bit windy. It actually started fairly cold at 31 degrees. Tomorrw is supposed to be in the 70's again and sunny, and the morning in the fourties.
This is a trend I would like to see continue - although I certainly want the precipitation to keep up with normal years.