I gave up hope after a *6" rain the afternoon before. (*6" rain in Abq = rain drops on paving 6" apart)
The moisture + all this cold air overnight = 3" of wet snow / .31" melted. Photos from 2/21/2013 -
|Purple Prickly Pear / Opuntia macrocentra|
|Dry snow is worthless in town; this was wet and quite worthwhile. Nice to |
see my water harvesting swale, that takes driveway runoff, with water in it.
|Texas Sotol / Dasylirion texanum among some planted and volunteer Green Brittlebush / Encelia virginensis|
|Ahhh! It melted in hours, and the ground is now moist. It feels great to sink in a shovel into it, instead of into dusty granite.|
Anyone else getting some short-term drought relief?