… you rejoice when it rains!
It sounds crazy, I know, but it is absolutely true. Our weather is usually sunny and beautiful the majority of the year. Now don’t get me wrong, we do love our sunny days, but sometimes we yearn for something different.
This week we are in for wet and rainy weather. Just the thought of a rainy day brings a smile to many desert dweller’s faces. Winter rains are usually gentle, not like the torrential summer rains that we experience.
The desert ground drinks up the rain greedily and soon the desert will become covered in a sea of green grass.
Even as a child, growing up in Southern California, I loved rainy days. Now, there are some who hate the rain, no matter what. As for me, I choose to rejoice knowing that the sunny days that I also love will soon be back.Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."